It was a scene repeated all over the world, from the Vatican to the far flung Catholic churches all over the world: priests at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca washing the feet of parishioners during the Holy Thursday evening service. The solemn occasion also was in remembrance of the Last Supper shared by Jesus with his disciples before his death on Calvary which is being commemorated today, Good Friday.
STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office detected a second light brown apple moth in the Stockton area on February 19 in a residential area on Alice Street. This moth was found within 1 ½ miles of an initial moth find detected on Feb. 9 on E. Third Street.
Sammy Davis - a man whose bravery beyond the call of duty in the Vietnam War made him a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient - is being inducted into the 2010 Manteca Hall of Fame.
Gary and Melinda Fiorio are now part of a new community. And they couldn't be happier with their new living arrangement.
Finley's Bar and Grill is garnering some national attention.
The Manteca Ministerial Association has not scheduled any community Good Friday service this year, but several churches in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon are offering prayerful observance opportunities in which area faithful can take part.
Swamp rock 'n rockabilly night is coming to Manteca.
Scenes from the St. Anthony's Catholic Church Young Men's Institute Palm Sunday breakfast.
There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the East Union Cemetery after nearly two years of constant problems and difficult negotiations with the California State Cemetery and Funeral Bureau to get back its business license as well as its frozen bank accounts and endowment funds.
Manteca's biggest event - the 14th annual Crossroads Street Fair that draws crowds in excess of 35,000 - has just 10 vendor spaces left.
RIPON - Lemon grass was the last-minute secret ingredient that Ripon Chef John Mangelos had to work into his entrees at last Thursday night's Iron Man cook-off competition with two other chefs.
Three dozen pairs of hands equals 10,000 plastic eggs.
Scenes from the City of Lathrop's Youth Advisory Commission and Park and Recreation Department's Monster Bash Skateboarding tournament conducted at Lathrop Skate Park.
Manteca's leaders are making a pitch for Uncle Sam's green dollars in a bid to keep a lid on future sewer costs for municipal ratepayers.
Volunteers are helping stretch the effectiveness of the Manteca Fire Department by doing re-inspection of various businesses where safety concerns and possible fire hazards were previously noted by full-time trained personnel.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.
Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.
Calvary Community Church will host the Central Valley R3 Men's Conference on Saturday.
The lawsuits have started.
Mohsen Tarin, the President of Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.'s new Central Valley office at 259 Spreckels Ave., is inviting the public to a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and chamber coffee on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Manteca may finally get a dog park first promised in 2003.
The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.
It didn't take long for Lathrop's founders to realize that development needs to pay its own way.
The North Pointe Specific Plan is a major project for the City of Ripon.