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.
LATHROP – The last slide of Jeff Shields' PowerPoint presentation said as much as the 10 slides ahead of it.
The Fadeff family found the last plastic Easter egg in the final week of the Manteca Bulletin's Easter Egg Hunt.
Thirteen seniors from various high schools in San Joaquin County were the recipients of scholarships this year presented by the non-profit organization Friends of the San Joaquin Fair.
A bold plan to convert the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to pressurized water delivery to crops will reduce the water needed for 54,000 acres of farmland and orchards by 25 percent.
Mark McCool grew up in Lodi on the wrong side of the tracks.
LATHROP – The River Islands Technology Academy running club is fast-approaching its first major milestone.
In January the City of Lathrop produced 17 million less gallons of water per day for residential usage than it did the previous year.
Water conservation is becoming more and more of a priority given the current state-wide drought.
A split second – a misdirected moment in time – can so easily be fatal and a life-long torment for countless people.
Driving under the influence crashes can have unexpected fallout.
Manteca may get 40 additional units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.
Every eighth grader who graduates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca leaves with plenty of memories. But there is one memory that they all share – the Living Stations of the Cross that has become a Good Friday tradition for more than two decades.
100 years ago
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.
If it wasn't for a football accident in elementary school, Mark Hochhalter may have a chosen another profession other than dentistry.