Editor's note: Below is the text of Jenica Reagan's award-winning speech in the annual Rotary speech contest. She won first place in the first round, held at Lathrop High School, and second place in the area level held in Tracy. She received a prize of $125 for each contest.
A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.
Never have so many people been out of work in Manteca since the Great Depression.
Its one thing to go to a high school drama production based on the works of a famous playwright.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
It starts with changing the time of the microwave and the VCR – a tandem that makes the Rubik's Cube look like a maze that goes in one direction.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker is going to be on live radio this morning from 9 until 10 a.m.
The next big thing in Manteca to attract visitors could make a big splash.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Foreclosure filings have dropped 42 percent in San Joaquin in February compared to the same month in 2009.
Mark Cacioppo, spokesman for PHI Air Medical, the largest emergency medical air transport service in the country, told Manteca Rotarians Thursday how they could reserve low cost helicopter use for their families.
Kara Kirby may have a green thumb.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District incurred roughly $5,000 in legal expenses due to PG&E's threat to take them to court over a natural gas pipeline that the utility essentially wanted to place within the SSJID right-of-way on PG&E's own terms.
Manteca firefighters found evidence of accelerant pours in a small building in the 200 block of West North Street following a 3:30 a.m. blaze that destroyed much of the interior of the building that once served as a Seventh Day Adventist church school in the 1940s.
The quilted American flag occupying one entire wall at Ladybug Quilts in Manteca is not just a store decoration.
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Manteca may make its biggest tax sharing deal ever to get the biggest economic return yet for the municipal general fund.
Manteca firefighters are arriving at emergency calls quicker despite an increase in calls.
Home sales at River Islands at Lathrop and elsewhere will help start moving a proposed satellite county center toward becoming a reality in Manteca.
In the summer, with California in the throes of a record-setting drought, the sign that popped up all over the farming areas in and around Manteca caught a bit of attention with the message: "Pray for Rain."
Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.
East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.
There's nothing small about the proposed Lathrop Gateway Business Park.
The value of search and rescue dogs throughout the state was demonstrated before Manteca Unified School District's law enforcement and fire service students in the be.tech Academy's "First Responders" program.
An estimated 10,000 mourners paid their final respects to Wenjian Liu.