The Ray of Hope Christmas dinner party for needy kids conducted Wednesday at the Manteca Senior Center.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
Helping Hands at Cornerstone Church in Manteca is expecting to give away nearly 200 Christmas food baskets this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Manteca's third water tank may go up on Atherton Drive just north of Woodward Avenue to make sure adequate pressure can be provided for southeast Manteca as well as the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park project.
Leonor Borges sort of expected to represent Nile Garden when the school spelling bee rolled around.
Golden West school held its annual holiday concert Thursday at the Golden West school gym.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop may soon be able to move its corporation yard from its old and cramped location to a spacious 12-acre property on Louise Avenue. The new site, which was purchased by the city a few years ago, at one time housed a business called Lague Sales which sold government surplus materials and equipment.
Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.
When you think of St. Vincent de Paul Society, think of the following statistics: 7,664 families; 15,513 adults; and 14,529 children.
The 30th annual Manteca Soroptimist Holiday Affair was conducted Wednesday at the Bank of Stockton branch on North Main Street. The event raises money for the various community endeavors of the service club.
Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
MODESTO – Marcus Siamez knew that he didn't have to go to work today.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
The first time that Gary Scharmann officiated a varsity high school football game he made a tackle.
STOCKTON - A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.
A barrage of illegal fireworks set off by a house fire made several hits on a Manteca fire truck and narrowly missed firefighters as they were scrambling to get fire hoses in place at a Thursday evening house fire in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue.
December is three months away. But every moment between now and then will count for a group of young students at Manteca's Universal Dance Company.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.