When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Zephyr is back.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.
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New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.
Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.
Don't expect to find that complimentary glass of water on your table the next time you sit down at a restaurant.
Wasting landscape water for some future development could become a costly proposition.
Manteca resident Russell Wayne Otto, 58, is going to prison after being convicted on multiple sexual abuse charges.
Alexander Bronson - elected to represent an area of Manteca just six months ago - is no longer a Manteca Unified School District trustee.
Homes built in Manteca on corner lots after July 16 may not be able to have more than 25 percent of their side yards that are visible from the street planted in turf.
Namrta Gill is one of three valedictorians at Lathrop High.
The Manteca Unified School District Board was supposed to vote on Tuesday whether they were going to censure trustee Sam Fant for his role in a public political flap that many believe was another step in the fight over getting ousted Weston Ranch Principal Jose Fregoso removed from his position.
Two educational workshops are planned in the Ripon council chambers over the next two weeks with tips and procedures to follow concerning water conservation, according to Ted Johnston, public works director.
The National Weather Service has issued a rare advisory telling Central Valley residents to turn off their lawn sprinklers today through at least Saturday to conserve water as a storm is expected to drop up to 0.25 inches of rain.
The drought teamed up with high winds Monday to deliver an example of what South County residents may be dealing with this summer - severe dust storms.
The Christopher Braley Wounded Warriors 5K Run/Walk is set for Sunday, May 24, as part of the Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.
It was a noon time event filled with food, games, prizes, and dancing.
Business is booming at Doctors Hospital of Manteca's emergency room.
During her days at Great Valley Elementary School, Maggy Mijares looked forward to farm day.
It is costing $80,000 to stage this year's Memorial Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park that includes the Vietnam Memorial Wall Traveling Tribute.
Rules proposed to limit lawns of new homes to no more than 25 percent of the 35 percent of the required landscaping area for the front yard will not apply to existing homes.
Almond Ace Packing- a grower-owned almond processing and export company - has purchased its current processing plant and surrounding real estate along with an option to more than double its production campus and footprint over the next five years.