The Manteca Community Choir will rehearse for this year's Christmas cantata every Sunday evening in November at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Presbyterian Church on North and Main. Adults, teenagers and children are invited to participate in this cantata. "Christmas Fantasia" will be performed on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Contact Anne Talcott at 823-0054 for more information.
Daniel Heinze, a 2008 Sierra High graduate, will enter the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mission Training Center in Provo, Utah on Nov. 18 to begin preparations for a 2-year mission to the Chile Concepcion South Mission.
Scouting for food is a national canned food drive put on by the Boy Scouts of America.
Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 and American Legion Post 249 are holding a Veterans Day ceremony at Library Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m.
A new upcoming R&B Pop band will be performing a free show this Friday, Nov. 6, at Main Street Café at 7 p.m.
Christ is a verb and not a noun.
Kirk Waters is officially Manteca's permanent fire chief.
LATHROP – When Jose D. Hernandez served on the Lathrop City Council two mayors ago, he lost a number of hours at work and, on a few occasions, arrived late at the meeting. Sometimes, he did not even have time to grab something for dinner while dashing off from work to the 7 o'clock council meeting at City Hall.
RIPON - A 16-year-old gang member has been sentenced to five years and four months in juvenile detention after pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in a stabbing in August that left him with a broken hand.
LATHROP - San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department reported Mario Pena as a missing person.
Two recently laid off Manteca police officers have been hired by the City of Hayward with a higher wage scale than they had in Manteca.
In these tough economic times, Carol Davis greatly appreciates any and all donations to her non-profit organization.
LATHROP - It is without a doubt the largest agri-tourist attraction in the Central Valley if not all of California.
It's a 480-mile walk from Los Angeles to Sacramento.
Everything that Paul Binford ever wanted to put into a custom bike he packed into the one he and his crew just finished.
Manteca's golf course is expected to come within $13,300 of covering of its operating expenses in the fiscal year that starts in 15 days.
Upwards of 100 part-time Manteca Parks and Recreation workers are getting a pay raise in 15 days.
Ripon's Harvey Douma, 97, is the ironman of community service.
Three Manteca Unified School District employees could find themselves in Beijing, China, late this month through early July.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Manteca Fire District offers no breaks when it comes to weed abatement.
For Suzanne McCreath, the days of being vice principal of two elementary schools in Manteca Unified will end at the beginning of school in August. That's when she will assume her new post as principal of French Camp Elementary.
Youngsters can learn some of the police procedures on collecting evidence at a crime scene.
The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.
Manteca Feed was like the Toys 'R Us for farmers in Manteca and surrounding areas for more than half a century.
Paranoia strikes deep
All of Lathrop west of Interstate 5 and east of the San Joaquin River, every dwelling in Weston Ranch as well as southwest Manteca neighborhoods could end up under upwards of 10 feet of water in the event of a major flood rated as a 200-year occurrence.
Manteca may expand its public safety force by one police officer and one firefighter during the fiscal year starting July 1.
They get the best buck for every small bang they can sell.