Christmas memories flavor our yuletide seasons for years to come. It was my hope to touch on the happier side of life no matter how simple it might have been at the time. The fact that some things of a positive nature can stay with us and be passed on to our children and often from generation to generation is a gift in itself.
A Manteca family lost everything in a Thursday morning apartment fire and is in need of assistance from the community with clothing and furniture.
It was a taste of Americana at an early morning Yule get-together of "real friends" who work together, like each other, and perform as a team despite the stress and public pressures they face on a daily basis.
Burglars in Manteca were apparently focused on parked vehicles throughout the weekend breaking into more than a dozen cars and trucks for the valuables they could see through the windows.
Manteca's Noe Marin is spreading the message and the spirit of Christmas through his new album, "The Gift of Christmas," presenting his artistry on both the clarinet and saxophone.
Prayer – when all else fails – brings hope and love into life's equation resulting in what has often been seen as being miraculous interventions in what was believed to be inevitable.
It was a blast that could be heard some three miles away that tore apart an old Volkswagen Jetta Thursday morning proving the deadly potential of an explosive device found in a recent felony probation search in Manteca
Jessee Refugio Tellez, 50, was found guilty of first degree murder by a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury Wednesday for the knifing death of his 35-year-old wife Tevanie Deanne Tellez some 18 months ago in Manteca.
Manteca Police are increasing neighborhood patrols this week hoping to discourage a further rise in daytime home burglaries during the current holiday season.
Robert Schulz's 32 years of service on the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board ended on Tuesday.
Christmas giving for the sake of children is prompting Manteca community members to step forward this holiday season.
Manteca Realtor David Greeley got a send off to his new home in Oregon last week by his peers at Coldwell Banker Real Estate and by the couple that made his first sale possible.
Once again the Manteca Police Officers Association has stepped up to the plate making sure some 80 children have presents for Christmas.
It was Manteca's wild game feast of all feasts to behold for the 27th year at the Manteca Camper and Trailer facility Friday generating donations going directly to families in need during the Christmas season.
It was a set of mad dashes on the live Good Morning Sacramento television show racing through the aisles of the Grocery Outlet store on East Yosemite Avenue Friday that benefited the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
Shannon Wesley is a guardian angel of sorts for dogs and cats housed in the Ripon animal shelter making sure they have blankets, towels and toys.
Rotarians, the police and senior citizens alike - among others - have been breaking the law in Ripon by staging bingo games in city-owned facilities.
The Are You Okay team of the Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police volunteer corps were emotional as they witnessed the planting of a tree in St. Francis Park for a Manteca woman they checked on her condition in her home every day.
Bingo is a game of chance and as such is strictly controlled under Ripon and state statutes.
George Rocha has retired and closed his barber shop that was once the butcher shop of a Ripon market at the corner of Main Street and Stockton Avenue.
Ripon's hot air balloon and kite festival known as "Color the Skies" may be over.
Longtime Ripon benefactor Tony Mistlin has proven many times how much he loves his community and the fireworks event on the Fourth of July.
Five people from two vehicles died Tuesday in the heavy early morning fog on Van Allen Road at Highway 4 in eastern San Joaquin County, according to CHP spokesman James Smith.
Iraq combat veteran Nick Cargill was out of bed Sunday.
Two drivers and at least one passenger injured in a noontime crash in the 100 block of South Main Street Friday were transported to area hospitals by two Manteca Ambulances.
The Manteca Street Crimes Unit put a 29-year-old Manteca man, David Lee Tipton, behind bars Friday morning for allegedly operating a chop shop at his home after conducting a probation search at about 10:30.
RIPON – It's a classic burger at the downtown Ripon Roadhouse sure to leave egg yolk running down your fingers and hands with the first bite.
Manteca infantryman Nick Cargill, 24, opened his eyes for the first time after being in a coma for seven days following a horrific New Year's morning crash caused by an alleged drunken driver.
A 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle was struck by a car in the 1900 block of Sparrow Hawk Way just south of Atherton Drive at 4 p.m. Thursday in the neighborhood southeast of the Airport Way and 120 Bypass interchange
Senior citizen patients at Doctors Hospital of Manteca are being given advanced care since the launching of the new Niche program.