About five years ago, high schools in Manteca Unified School District had up to seven counselors on campus. Today, there are only two attending to the counseling needs of hundreds of students at every school site, the result of severe budget cuts stemming from the effects of the Great Recession and a crumbling national economy.
A lady with a bubbly Christmas spirit Teresa Stevens has truly made a difference at Prestige retirement home on East Louise Avenue as well as at her daughter's fourth grade class at the Great Valley Academy Charter School on Button Avenue.
Traffic accidents kill more police officers in the line of duty than anything else.
William "Bud" Cunningham helped bring the Oakland Coliseum to fruition 47 years ago when he served as the first stadium general manager.
Jesus didn't have to worry about a cold spell.
Austin Road Business Park could emerge as the top concentration of non-public sector employment for Ripon residents.
Dick Durham knows that the $75 it cost for a ticket to Wednesday's 34th annual Holiday Affair staged by the Manteca Soroptimists is well spent.
Gary Lemesh shudders to think if Kaiser-Manteca Medical Center were to make more cuts.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and members of her congregation from Southside Christian Church spread tiding of comfort and joy Wednesday at the Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center.
A commitment letter could set the stage for the creation of 9,134 more jobs to chip away at Manteca's 10.1 percent unemployment rate.
The chance of outrunning one Manteca police officer is totally out of the question for fleeing bad guys in the city unless they can cover 26.2 miles without stopping.
Richard Silverman is seeking one of two Manteca City Council seats up for grabs in November 2014.
The sun is still hiding from the frost this morning, but some 50 hardy Manteca Nuts & Bolts diehards are already up and about making sure needy children will wake up with a smile on Christmas morning.
LATHROP – It's like Linda Rose that she'd feel like she wasn't deserving of the honor of being the 2013 Lathrop Holiday Parade Grand Marshal.
Firefighters' spray turned into ice when it hit the ground at a fully engulfed garage fire shortly before 4 a.m. Monday causing them to slip and slide while attacking the blaze at the rear of a boarded up home in the 600 block of Virginia Avenue west of Sequoia Street.
If you pray for rain, it will happen. You can't convince Dave Roorda and friends otherwise. The proof is in the ground.
Volunteers are needed to make sure citrus that otherwise would rot can be picked to provide oranges and grapefruit to help feed struggling families.
Dave Thompson's phone rings a lot.
The challenge is on to determine who the better bowlers are while at the same time helping struggling kids succeed in school.
Six Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club members are competing for Youth of the Year honors.
A more citizen friendly Manteca City Council chambers debuts Tuesday.
Gary Kron has been part of East Union High's greatest highlights and achievements on the basketball court.
A 31-year-old Manteca woman was seriously injured at 8:40 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a westbound taxi cab as she was crossing West Yosemite Avenue in a crosswalk on her way to a grocery store.
Jennifer Contreras had an interest in the culinary arts while growing up in Manteca.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District is about to start construction of a new station at the corner of River Road and North Ripon Road.
Violent crime is down. Property crime is up.
An elderly man survived a bedroom fire shortly after midnight Saturday when a burning candle ignited bedding that singed his facial hair and caused a small burn on a finger.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won't send any water from the state's vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring, an unprecedented move that affects drinking water supplies for 25 million people and irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland.
A motorcycle police escort to work Friday morning was a salute to the 27-year police career of veteran Officer Barry Blackburn prior to the start of his final shift at the Manteca Police Department.
A short time ago, Erick Varela's journey from military service in Iraq to being introduced at the White House by Michelle Obama would have been more than implausible.