Editor's note: Below is the text of Jenica Reagan's award-winning speech in the annual Rotary speech contest. She won first place in the first round, held at Lathrop High School, and second place in the area level held in Tracy. She received a prize of $125 for each contest.
A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.
Never have so many people been out of work in Manteca since the Great Depression.
Its one thing to go to a high school drama production based on the works of a famous playwright.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
It starts with changing the time of the microwave and the VCR – a tandem that makes the Rubik's Cube look like a maze that goes in one direction.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker is going to be on live radio this morning from 9 until 10 a.m.
The next big thing in Manteca to attract visitors could make a big splash.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Foreclosure filings have dropped 42 percent in San Joaquin in February compared to the same month in 2009.
Mark Cacioppo, spokesman for PHI Air Medical, the largest emergency medical air transport service in the country, told Manteca Rotarians Thursday how they could reserve low cost helicopter use for their families.
Kara Kirby may have a green thumb.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District incurred roughly $5,000 in legal expenses due to PG&E's threat to take them to court over a natural gas pipeline that the utility essentially wanted to place within the SSJID right-of-way on PG&E's own terms.
Manteca firefighters found evidence of accelerant pours in a small building in the 200 block of West North Street following a 3:30 a.m. blaze that destroyed much of the interior of the building that once served as a Seventh Day Adventist church school in the 1940s.
A pending deal that temporarily relaxes salinity and dissolved oxygen standards in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis south of Manteca could prevent the Stanislaus River from going dry this year plus give South San Joaquin Irrigation District some breathing room.
Six home gardens will be featured in this year's annual Manteca Garden Tour. These private Edens range from modern and with state-of-the-art features located in Woodbridge at Del Webb on North Union and the gated community of Primavera in northwest Manteca, to a vintage home with a rustic ambience on East Louise Avenue.
The City of Lathrop has money.
On an agenda the item seemed pretty routine.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
Manteca could have a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center by early 2016.
The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.
A two-year-old child with only diapers on was seen walking near a Black Lab Monday noon in the middle of Alameda Street causing motorists to pull to the side of the road for the child.
Bob Piccinini - the Manteca High graduate who parlayed his family's first grocery store they opened in Manteca into a chain of 243 stores throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada - passed away Tuesday. He was 73.
Lew Templeton turns the nozzle on his faucet in the front yard of his house and grabs the spray handle.
The mother-of-all Manteca McMansions - the massive 30,000-square-foot home built by a grape broker - may soon be a step closer to being part of the city.
A former principal at St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca has come out of retirement to reprise his old administrative role at St. George's School in Stockton.
Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to pedestrian safety. He walks the walk.
Work. Sweat. Screams.
The San Francisco Opera Guild is coming to George McParland Annex School.