LATHROP – There's hundreds of homes built by Richland Communities west of Interstate 5 before the housing bust that Lathrop never collected $3.2 million in mandated city fees on to cover the cost of providing services to accommodate growth.
LATHROP – It's been two years since the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District has had an official fire inspector.
RIPON - Lisa Van Groningen just gets to hang out these days at the Ripon Farmers Market.
RIPON – Jim DeBruyn came all the way from Michigan to spend time with his son at his Ripon home.
Late spring rains and cooler growing temperatures have led to an overall drop in agricultural production in San Joaquin County for the second straight year.
STOCKTON – Supervisor Leroy Ornellas wants Manteca unified as one city when it comes to representation on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
LATHROP – Michael Pereira had his hands full as he traversed the parking lot at Lathrop's community National Night Out celebration Tuesday at City Hall.
RIPON – Water enthusiasts are dropping rafts into the Stanislaus River expecting the usual lazy float trip that is the trademark of summer on the idyllic waterway between Knights Ferry and Caswell State Park.
LATHROP – RVs are as American as apple pie in the eyes of Lathrop Mayor Joseph "Chaka" Santos.
Joe Haire and Mark Page took a break from their skateboarding runs Wednesday afternoon to catch their breath in the shade inside of the Lathrop Skate Park.
LATHROP – Lathrop residents now have the opportunity to watch City Council meetings live on Comcast Channel 97.
Modesto Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen took the first step towards shoring up support in a community that she might come to represent under new redistricting plans.
Lucas Bayramian held the Styrofoam cup in his hands and looked closely at it.
By this afternoon Matt Hagan will be launching himself down a 1,000-foot straightaway at speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour.
To say that Nicole James isn't a Barack Obama fan would be an understatement.
Could two Manteca Unified School District board members that authorities believe committed perjury and a host of other crimes including voter fraud and then took an oath to uphold the Constitution of California actually be headed to jail?
"Sitting on the beam of the trestle, just watching the striped bass roll on in" – Not Otis Redding
The City of Ripon has no way of knowing how much water is actually being used by the interactive water feature at Mistlin Park, or by the pair of water fountains that grace the city's entrance on the east side of Highway 99.
The City of Lathrop has been sitting on $640,000 in state funds for a sidewalk along the pedestrian heavy Fifth Street for almost a year.
Roughly 80 percent of Lathrop's water comes from the ground.
LATHROP – "What does a guy like me have to do in order to be able to get a girl like that?"
After two months of detention in Punjabi prison a Lathrop resident and United States citizen might finally be getting the State Department intervention – or at least interest – that his family has been begging for.
The drought may mean two South County water play features designed to keep kids cool and happy will stay dry for the duration
Katie Williston usually this time of the year pulls down her sleeping bags and her outdoor gear in order to make sure that everything survived the winter – falling not to temperatures but to varmints – as she gears up for another beautiful Northern California spring.
It was a 2011 Crown Victoria with 91,000 miles.
They're silent, they're agile, and they're fast.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
River Islands, when it is fully completed, will be a massive achievement in expert planning.
The Bureau of Reclamation expects an increase in the amount of water flowing down the Stanislaus River starting today.
LATHROP – The last slide of Jeff Shields' PowerPoint presentation said as much as the 10 slides ahead of it.