Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."
Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.
There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.
Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.
River Islands, when it is fully completed, will be a massive achievement in expert planning.
Sharing the stage and limelight at the Manteca Street Fair this weekend are several up-and-coming musicians, bands, and singers from GK Music.
Mustard is more than just a condiment.
Life in Manteca is about to change.
Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.
Orange colored mesh bags of fruits and vegetables were a gift to hungry, low income Mantecans Good Friday morning to help them stretch their budgets.
The Bureau of Reclamation expects an increase in the amount of water flowing down the Stanislaus River starting today.
Laurie Share has a vision for downtown Manteca that she's willing to spend $3.4 million on but needs a little help from the city to secure critical funding.
Manteca's public safety personnel are teaming up in a bid to keep things as safe and sane as possible in the week leading up to the Fourth of July.
When Chuck and Terri Palmer first set out to send a batch of packages to their son-in-law who had been deployed to Iraq so that his guys could have a slice of home, they had no idea how big that single gesture would become.
Now that the school year has ended and the freedom of summer vacation has begun, Scott and Tracey Sylvester have one agenda for their six kids.
Eight farmers in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District have already run out of water with almost four months left in the growing season.
Enforce the rules.
The body of a 35-year-old Manteca man who had reportedly committed suicide was discovered in the south side of the Walmart parking lot near the Highway 120 Bypass shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday by a passerby, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
Five people are seeking appointment Tuesday to the Area 6 vacancy on the Manteca Unified School District board.
Forward thinking - and retaining city ownership of utilities - has given Manteca some of the lowest municipal utility rates in the region.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is one of five irrigation districts along with San Francisco that have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights.
Virginia Pina's dream came true with the grand opening of her new business - ReDesigns By V – in downtown Manteca.
A REACH Helicopter flight crew has been credited with saving the life of a roadway accident victim as they flew him to a Sacramento trauma center from a Highway 99 pileup last week.
They were lined up 10 deep at the check-out desk. Every available computer was taken. The children's section was bursting with young people.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
The City of Lathrop is putting the pressure on non-residential water customers to curtail their usage by 25 percent.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.