You don't have to take a trip across the pond to get an authentic cup of British tea.
As the sun reached its hottest part of the day, "Lou" – a homeless man – searches for shade in Library Park with a host of other people all looking for a place to kill some time.
RIPON – It's been almost two years since Daniel Costa first swung open the doors to Ripon Sports Arena – the area's only full-sized inline hockey arena.
Launchpad Away wasn't playing Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, or The Greek Theater.
Most of the time it isn't hard to find Diana Simmons.
Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.
Manteca Idol's first winner dropped by the Boys and Girls Club Saturday to take a quick stroll down memory lane and chat with some of the organizers during the second of three auditions on Saturdays that are being held prior to the start of the annual competition at the end of summer.
Joni Morris had more than a few fans waiting for her to step out on stage Saturday night at Woodward Park.
Andrea McClure spends at least a couple days a week at Library Park.
RIPON – Stephen Meece had something to smile about when he left Ripon's Spring Creek Country Club Thursday night.
Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Mike Mallory knows that there would be a whole lot of families going hungry in Manteca if it weren't for a large contingency of Del Webb volunteers.
David vs. Goliath doesn't even begin to scratch the surface in the coffee war that's brewing between two chains and an independent in the Union Square Center anchored by Raley's.
Those brave enough to step before the judges and claim the titles of Manteca Idol and Young Manteca Idol will finally get their chance - three of them actually.
Art Mortimer – the appropriately named artist whose work has already been featured in Manteca during a "mural in a day project" that churned out "The Bountiful Valley piece that accentuates downtown slowly sipping a drink in the garden of Liz and Leon Sucht.
Pinkie Rideau seemed at home while clutching her retro carbon microphone in the gazebo at Library Park.
Jeff Wynn knew that he and his fellow Sierra bandmates needed something other than what they had for recording music.
Lorie Estrada knows a thing or two about style.
Could Lathrop Police officers soon be wearing body cameras?
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.