Katie Byrd arrived in Nashville knowing the cross-country move was a Hail Mary. The songstress began dazzling crowds as a child in Missouri, where'd she win multiple talent shows and awards. The former Manteca and Ripon resident even flirted with a career in the country music capital of the world. But she was young – and without many contacts or much of a plan. Byrd returned to Nashville in March of 2012 a stronger, more ...
How many ways can you photograph a sunflower? The cover of this issue shows one perspective.
LATHROP – The image of a West Texas fertilizer plant exploding Wednesday night startled a nation already on-edge after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon earlier this week.
It takes reserve Manteca Police officer Eugene Estrella less than 30 steps to chase down a purse snatcher while on-duty.
Municipal staff cut through the red tape to allow the Spreckels Park BMX track to reopen Thursday with the Strider track intact.
He looks like a miniature version of the Hulk, minus, of course, the green skin. Broad shoulders. Big arms. A square jaw. It's hard to imagine Alex Avila, Manteca's traveling personal trainer and a former Sierra High football standout, as a heavy child. But he was. Avila says he was 6 when he first took control of his body, laying the framework for a life in physical fitness. Back then, he had high hopes of ...
Removing a series of "bumps" that max out at two feet in height will allow the re-opening of the Spreckels Park BMX track that was chained off Monday by the City of Manteca.
The panel discussion between Mike Winther and Steven Routh was supposed to center on the Second Amendment.
Annalicia Machado-Luis wears a crown and sash and rides atop sleek convertibles, waving and smiling to scores of people from Sacramento to Turlock.
Six residential gardens in Manteca will be showcased in the 2013 Manteca Garden Tour which will be held on Saturday, May 11, the day before Mother's Day.
The Manteca-Lathrop MOMS Club is coming to the aid of the children of the Agape Villages Foster Family of Manteca.
Armando Ibarra-Espinoza had just arrived at a friend's house in a suburb outside of Boston when his cell phone began to chirp.
Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is a classic case of making a mountain out of a molehill.
LATHROP – There are few things as All-American as the old-fashioned carnival and the fun that comes with it.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca staffers were working together Monday to create a smooth transition in moving the emergency room waiting area from the rear of the hospital to the front lobby as part of a nearly $1 million remodeling effort to upgrade the facility.
No one will accuse Ken McIntosh of being a man with no rhythm. His New Balance tennis shoes bounced to the beat playing overhead – and his body followed – as the 74-year-old former newspaperman led the Silver Sneakers through their warm-up. "Welcome. Glad to see everyone," he bellowed over Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" – the opening song to this hour-long workout at California Total Fitness. "Now let's get our cardio going. Step. Step. Step." ...
Three more outlet stores have inked deals to locate in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez confirmed that Craig Realty working with center developers have secured three retailers s that are in the process of preparing to open stores in Manteca before Black Friday. Developer Poag & McEwen has submitted plans to the city to convert at least one of the spaces for the three stores. Hernandez noted the first of ...
By GLENN KAHL
The number of trees in public places in Manteca grew by a half-dozen on Friday. At last count, there were approximately 17,000 of these city-maintained trees, said Park Operations Manager and city arborist Kevin Fant during the annual Arbor Day tree planting which took place at the Manteca Public Library Friday morning. It is for that reason the Family City has once again earned the title of Tree City USA for the 22nd year in ...
It was a full moon Friday night – not a good omen for motorists driving into the North Main Street DUI checkpoint cone zone where two were arrested for drinking and driving and three others had their vehicles impounded. One of the two DUI suspects arrested allegedly had an alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit. Sgt. Jodie Estarziau was in charge of the assignment, reporting that 532 vehicles went through the ...