LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.
LATHROP – It was about two years ago that Lathrop High first opened its doors to a student body consisting of 456 freshmen and sophomores.
Bad debt from Manteca's municipal utility accounts has tripled in the past two years to $261,594.
Seven -year-old Jack Bellew has already made his mark on the world with some 100 people showing up Saturday night at Isadore's Restaurant to help raise funds to send his snack packs to troops serving overseas.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of the triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Those hoping to take home the crown of either Manteca Idol of Manteca Junior Idol only have two days to make sure that they're ready.
Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.
LATHROP - Get ready to go for a spin this October in a pumpkin.
Add a little of this, and a dash of that, and pretty soon you have something that will help feed hungry families in more ways than one.
Manteca's municipal coffers are about to come into some much needed cash - $940,000 to be exact - from the sale of two city-owned properties.
The lazy days of summer aren't something that 12-year-old Ricky Artery is going to miss.
The Manteca High Class of 1945 was a close-knit group of 70 kids that frequented the Scoop News stand on West Yosemite Avenue with their eyes on the ice cream bar. The El Rey Theatre that had opened eight years earlier in 1937 was their other focus for fun and entertainment.
A 7-year-old has turned the heads of many adults after he launched his own campaign to send snack packs to American G.I.s overseas in battle torn countries during the last seven months.
Second Harvest Food Bank's second annual Chili Pot Cook Off takes place today to help feed struggling families.
LATHROP - Trying your luck fishing in the San Joaquin River without being in a boat means you either have to trespass and cast your line from near a levee, pay entry fees to county or state park, or else get down to the river side by a bridge crossing.
There are hundreds of veterans buried at the pioneer East Union Cemetery in Manteca. The markers on many of the gravestones, through the years, have deteriorated and have become weather-worn.
Manteca's ugly ducking thoroughfare - Moffat Boulevard - is inching closer to swan status.
If the murder case won't be enough to potentially keep Richard Howard Watkins behind bars for life, the other charges very likely will.
Manteca's IHOP restaurant isn't a drive-thru.
The City of Manteca wouldn't be able to build the Moffat Community Center this year for $1.16 million unless it deferred meeting the same landscape requirements it imposes on the private sector.
Manteca taxpayers could lose $1.1 million by a state forced sale of three parcels.
Manteca Unified is taking the drought seriously.
They shared stories of struggles and perseverance.
Carol Davis is dedicated to helping struggling students turn on the proverbial light switch in their minds.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
The reconstruction taking place at Weston Elementary School appears on schedule for completion by the start of the next school year.
Tulloch Lake is going to disappear by this fall.
Last week a 27-year-old Manteca man was discovered dead in a county jail cell after Manteca Police officers arrested him earlier that night for public intoxication outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Manteca's third Taco Bell could break ground in the coming months.
Donna Brown's message is clear: Libraries are more relevant than ever before.