Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.
When you think of St. Vincent de Paul Society, think of the following statistics: 7,664 families; 15,513 adults; and 14,529 children.
The 30th annual Manteca Soroptimist Holiday Affair was conducted Wednesday at the Bank of Stockton branch on North Main Street. The event raises money for the various community endeavors of the service club.
Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.
Are you looking for that last-minute gift for that hard to buy for friend or family member?
Brieanne Jansen just wants to use her gifts to help people.
LATHROP – It's a party that only gets bigger and brighter each year for area families feeling the economic pinch.
Manteca may ask Uncle Sam for $9.5 million.
LATHROP – The twice-continued public hearing for a proposed controversial project on a long-vacant 18.7-acre lot behind McDonald's in Lathrop comes back before the Lathrop City Council tonight.
The vacant lot that runs behind Burger King and other Manteca businesses fronting Main Street and backing up to Grant Street has been an eyesore for years.
It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.
LATHROP – A retail shopping development that was abandoned when Richland Planned Communities pulled out of its Central Lathrop project is poised for a comeback.
RIPON - A seven-foot-tall carved Indian statue representing the Ripon High School mascot is going to be a gift to the school's student body by the senior class of 2010.
Voters in the Manteca Unified School District will have one measure on in the November ballot that others outside that geographical area will not have to worry about. They will have to decide whether the election of Board of Education trustees should be by area only or at-large.
They are two conspicuous figures on the Tidewater Bike Path.
The sweepstakes trophy in the 52nd annual Ripon Almond Festival Parade Saturday went to the Ripon Future Farmers of America.
All that Frank Guinta wanted were a few friends to come visit with him while he was still able.
Make room, Michael Recycle. You've got company in the yard at the City of Manteca's Solid Waste Division.
Call it a practice run.
Care packages for troops stationed overseas were delivered this week.
When it comes to the Cupcake Wars Competition, Kelly Perea is predicting good things for today's event at the Christian Worship Center in Manteca.
It was something of an exercise in karma when Virginia Archer moved into the Commons at Union Ranch and met retired Hayward jeweler and avid pilot Vernon Minor.
Watering yards every other day during restricted hours and doing such things as employing quick-acting nozzles to wash cars won't cut it when it comes to Manteca residents conserving water.
One Manteca man experienced what could be described as a "220 electrical shock."
Woodward Reservoir - a popular recreation area 16 miles northeast of Manteca - could close this summer in a bid by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to conserve water.
The first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe who resigned as the spiritual head of St. Mary's Church in Stockton after he confessed to having fathered a child is yet to file papers that would relieve him of his priestly duties.
There are at least six challengers in the works for this Saturday's bowl-a-thon being staged to help struggling children succeed in school.
Manteca's highest profile home - the opulent 30,000-square-foot mansion built by grape broker Michael Hat - could become a high priced teardown.