By JASON CAMPBELL
Manteca is getting a jump on celebrating Independence Day this year as the city's official celebration has been shifted to Friday, July 3.
It was a simple directive.
LATHROP – As Ally came in through the gate, the happy faces of Roxy and his pair of new friends, Charlie and Chewy, were immediately on hand to welcome the newest arrival.
The Manteca museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover for free.
The Reverend Judith Bither preached on "Reflections, Remembrances, Regrets" during her final Sunday as senior pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She has been appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Reno, Nevada. There was a farewell luncheon in the fellowship hall to honor her following the morning service.
One day there will be 560 homes on a large 156.8-acre parcel used primarily for crops such as pumpkins and corn providing owners Joe and Lillian Machado can clear all of the necessary hurdles for the land on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Woodward Avenue.
Manteca is going to call on VIPs to help argument police services.
Manteca celebrities will put their dancing shoes on to perform at the "Manteca Dancing with The Stars," a spectacular dance event that will benefit the Alzheimer's Association and celebrates the first anniversary of The Commons at Union Ranch Assisted Living Community in Manteca.
Doing things her own way without considering the consequences had been a lifestyle choice for Manteca's Donna Anaya-Aragon.
Ed Powers was 24 years old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.
They are out there but you can barely see them.
Manteca's unemployment rate improved for the second straight month in May.
"Journey to the Center of the Earth" kicks off the 2009 Movies in the Park series this Saturday at Woodward Park.
The Manteca Junior Women's Club enlisted community groups to expose kids to art Saturday during Art in the Park at Library Park.
Rob Cox talks for a living.
Clark County's murder case against Manteca Pastor Rob Cox could be dropped as early as Wednesday.
Red and white horizontal striping with a blue accent in the upper left corner is part of the elevation facing the railroad tracks for the envisioned Moffat Boulevard Community Center that will primarily serve as the new home for the Manteca Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
No other campus in Manteca Unified has the troubles Nile Garden School is having with drinking water.
Love and respect for Frances Darling electrified the Chez Shari dining room on Friday evening as about 70 former Manteca High School Marching Band members paid tribute to the woman they consider their matriarch.
Patricia Hansen likes the number nine.
They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.
A non-profit group is looking to develop a small section near Doak Boulevard and Vera Avenue into a community garden.
LATHROP – When Cedric Mitchell met with Lathrop officials in a vacant field across from Lathrop High School it was hard to picture what was being pitched to him.
LATHROP – Danny Thomas walked methodically across the concrete stage.
Public opinion indicates that business closures related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have gone too far.
Editor's note: The following is part of a series recapping Manteca history.
LATHROP – Ethan Holt was kind of in a gray area.
Stephen Hamer fights gallantly for the rights of the handicapped.
LATHROP – The boat motor roars as it rips through the calm water.