Ray Simons looked over his blue 1927 Ford sedan with a smile as a couple passing by asked him about the car.
A private firm is proposing to reduce costs at least 21 percent and extend branch hours by as much as 47 percent if they are awarded a contract to take over the San Joaquin County-operated libraries.
It was my first day of kindergarten Monday at Brock Elliott Elementary School along with 35 wide-eyed students in Mrs. Adrian Andrews' classroom.
LATHROP - The only way historically to have a home in the Central Valley with a sweeping view of either the San Joaquin River or Sacramento River is to have a home elevated and hugging a levee.
Three of the four incumbents are seeking re-election in the Manteca Unified school board race.
LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.
LATHROP – It was about two years ago that Lathrop High first opened its doors to a student body consisting of 456 freshmen and sophomores.
Bad debt from Manteca's municipal utility accounts has tripled in the past two years to $261,594.
Seven -year-old Jack Bellew has already made his mark on the world with some 100 people showing up Saturday night at Isadore's Restaurant to help raise funds to send his snack packs to troops serving overseas.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of the triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Those hoping to take home the crown of either Manteca Idol of Manteca Junior Idol only have two days to make sure that they're ready.
Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.
LATHROP - Get ready to go for a spin this October in a pumpkin.
Add a little of this, and a dash of that, and pretty soon you have something that will help feed hungry families in more ways than one.
Manteca's municipal coffers are about to come into some much needed cash - $940,000 to be exact - from the sale of two city-owned properties.
New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.
Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.
Don't expect to find that complimentary glass of water on your table the next time you sit down at a restaurant.
Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.
The Almond Hullers & Processors Association applauded the tentative agreement reached to resolve the West Coast ports situation.
Victor Hernandez of Weston Ranch High School won the judges' nod in the art contest sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. As the winner among 19 entries submitted, he receives $100 cash prize.
Seniors at East Union, Manteca High, Lathrop High, and Sierra high schools were among those honored as Good Citizens by the El Toyon chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The local students were among the 14 who were recognized during a ceremony attended by the students with their parents, guardians, counselors, and administrators at the Central United Methodist Church in Stockton.
Four winters. Four consecutive years of drought.
Manteca hit a milestone three month ago when the city completed its 63rd park facility.
There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.
Manteca's ugly ducking thoroughfare - Moffat Boulevard - is inching closer to swan status.
If the murder case won't be enough to potentially keep Richard Howard Watkins behind bars for life, the other charges very likely will.