Manteca's most popular ongoing summer diversion – the downtown farmers market – returns to Library Park Tuesday.
It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..
It could have been the story of the Navy Seal who gave his life so others could live, or the 5,800 crosses honoring those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Gold Star Mothers and family members from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley gathered Saturday to honor their soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country while feeling each others everlasting grief.
The private sector is showing signs of growing confidence in the possibility of the new housing sector rebounding in Manteca during the next two or so years.
The three-year long process to update the City of Manteca's General Plan Housing Element is only a City Council vote away from being finalized.
Manteca residents for the past 137 years have made it a point every Memorial Day to venture to East Union Cemetery to pay their respect to those who served America.
Two entries in Manteca's first ever Memorial Day parade on Monday will be hard to miss – a Christmas-tree green 1912 vehicle and a fire-truck red 1913 four wheeler. Both were made by International Harvester Company. And both have been meticulously restored by octogenarian Everett Rankins.
One sure way to get in touch with a soldier's sacrifice is to visit a cemetery.
FRENCH CAMP – Bill Houchins, Petco's regional manager presented the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office with a $10,000 grant award.
The group of young FFA students from Riverbank was at Woodward Park just after sunrise on Friday. Past the noon hour, they were still there with their mallets making sure the 5,800 white crosses that represent the 5,800 Americans who have died so far in the Global War on Terror are firmly planted in the grassy ground.
An armed robber hits a downtown bank.
Environmental studies for a project that has the potential to add distribution center space in Manteca equivalent to eight buildings the size of the Ford Motor Company's small parts distribution center in Spreckels Park will cost an additional $38,720.
Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.
It wasn't the balloons or the leis or the flowers that exemplified why Shasta Elementary students were packed into a sweltering Manteca High School gymnasium Tuesday night.
Solman Aniss was one of four honor roll students at Joshua Cowell Elementary School eighth grade students who carried a 4.0 GPA for the entire year and, among others, spoke eloquently about changing the world for the better at Tuesday afternoon's promotion ceremonies.
An 8-year-old Tracy boy died in a boating accident in the San Joaquin River on Monday in Lathrop.
Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.
Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.
Ericka Anaya, Arianna DeBarros, Gavriela Garcia and Sylvia Rocha reflected on the past nine years at Sequoia Elementary School.
It's beginning to look a lot like summer.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.