Phil Waterford asked for a moment of silence.
They fought in the Battle of the Bulge, on the beaches at Normandy, on Iwo Jima, in North Africa, and on countless other battlefields.
Manteca's most popular ongoing summer diversion – the downtown farmers market – returns to Library Park Tuesday.
It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..
It could have been the story of the Navy Seal who gave his life so others could live, or the 5,800 crosses honoring those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Gold Star Mothers and family members from throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley gathered Saturday to honor their soldiers and sailors who sacrificed their lives for their country while feeling each others everlasting grief.
The private sector is showing signs of growing confidence in the possibility of the new housing sector rebounding in Manteca during the next two or so years.
The three-year long process to update the City of Manteca's General Plan Housing Element is only a City Council vote away from being finalized.
Manteca residents for the past 137 years have made it a point every Memorial Day to venture to East Union Cemetery to pay their respect to those who served America.
Two entries in Manteca's first ever Memorial Day parade on Monday will be hard to miss – a Christmas-tree green 1912 vehicle and a fire-truck red 1913 four wheeler. Both were made by International Harvester Company. And both have been meticulously restored by octogenarian Everett Rankins.
One sure way to get in touch with a soldier's sacrifice is to visit a cemetery.
FRENCH CAMP – Bill Houchins, Petco's regional manager presented the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office with a $10,000 grant award.
The group of young FFA students from Riverbank was at Woodward Park just after sunrise on Friday. Past the noon hour, they were still there with their mallets making sure the 5,800 white crosses that represent the 5,800 Americans who have died so far in the Global War on Terror are firmly planted in the grassy ground.
Only nine votes separated incumbent Omar Ornelas from the second-place vote getter – Connie Lum-Perez - in Tuesday's unofficial final vote count in the Lathrop City Council race that does not include absentee ballots turned in at polling places on Election Day.
Jeff Denham won re-election Tuesday to serve Stanislaus County as well as Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon in Congress by defeating Democratic challenger Michael Eggman.
Kristin Olsen is returning to the California Assembly to represent Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, and Modesto.
WB Warehousing & Logistics is a success story unto itself at its 270,000-square-foot packaging facility and distribution center in the 1200 block of Moffat Boulevard.
Turkeys R Us is just under the one-third mark to making sure no struggling family in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop goes without a Thanksgiving meal.
Contributions in the past 30 days have added $9,380 to campaign war chests for five candidates vying for three seats - including the mayor's post - on the Manteca City Council in today's municipal election.
Alondra Avila has been accepted into the Miss Stockton/Sacrament pageant on Nov. 22.
With just 23 days left before Thanksgiving, the Turkeys R Us drive is short 742 turkeys to make sure struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a traditional holiday meal.
Passage of Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G school bond in Tuesday's election could cost the owner of a typical home in Manteca and Lathrop home $5,400 over the next 30 years.
It was "all aboard" the Altamont Corridor Express Thursday morning for some two dozen Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon community leaders to see for themselves how ACE serves thousands of riders a day on four trains.
The old Career Center at Manteca High is about to get flipped.
I spent Halloween night riding along with two Manteca Police officers looking for spooks who had too much to drink before they got behind the wheel. It was part of a saturation patrol planned to keep children and other motorists on the street safe.
It's now just a matter of style and whether they feel like spending the money.
It would cost $1.5 million to install quieter wayside horns at Manteca's 10 railroad crossings.
Walter Woodward was quite a guy.