"It's such a relief – it feels good!" Those were the words of Manteca Firefighter Marvin Mears as he was welcomed back to work on the A-1 shift as a line fire captain. Interim Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters said he was glad Mears is back. "He just made a miraculous recovery – so dedicated to physical fitness," Waters said. Mears was seriously injured in a July 3, 2008 boating crash in the ...
Kaiser Hospital in Manteca handed out pink slips to an undetermined number of employees Tuesday morning – part of a Northern California region cut back.
Making a difference in today's world comes in even the smallest efforts – a philosophy that will soon be introduced to Ripon students participating in the Give Every Child A Chance after school program.
Sierra High grad Andrea Ramirez – homeless for several years – is going to San Jose State University to become a nurse. Her desire is to be a pediatric nurse so she can hopefully touch the lives of children as she has already done in Manteca and Lathrop.
There's richness in our everyday life – seen through the hearts and souls of others – if we only keep our eyes open and stay alert to the warmth in our fellow man.
Larry Leonardo was in the habit of leaving food out for the hungry but in the process lost a $53,000 truck and another $30,000 in tools from his South Manteca Road ranch early Monday morning.
Del Webb in Manteca is a unique community of retired folks who have come together much as a family – all very evident at Tuesday's National Night Out parties.
It was a sky-diving, birthday adventure from 13,000 feet marking Archie Shields' 90th birthday for him and for his great-granddaughter Andrea Guin Saturday.
It was a lesson first grader Jordon McCain remembered from his first grade class at the McParland School Annex – when and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. First grade teacher Trisha Gonzales apparently taught him well. Jordon McCain, 7, is going to be recognized tonight at 7 p.m. at the Manteca City Council meeting by fire and police personnel for his efforts in going to the rescue of his dad Marlon. The youngster ...
RIPON - It's the wheels that make a skateboard and the senior owner of the new Woodpushers Board Shop in Ripon, Gary Edmiston, has rich memories and interesting stories about his own teen years. "We'd put wheels on anything – just 2X4s and wheels," he chuckled. He has always been self employed whether in furniture manufacturing or swimming pool maintenance in addition to driving truck. Edmiston along with his wife Valerie, daughter Ladonna Asseng and ...
Two dozen pots of chili that will send mouth watering aroma through the halls of the Manteca Senior Center on Saturday, Aug. 29 is in the planning stages by the Del Webb Volunteers and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The lack of school supplies in Manteca Unified classrooms is being addressed by two Manteca residents and the members of the Manteca Fire Department.
The thrill of a lifetime awaits an 18-year-old Manteca grad when she jumps out of an airplane two miles above Highway 99 north of Lodi with her 90-year-old great-grandfather jumping behind her on Saturday.
RIPON - Ripon Police officers took to the air early Wednesday morning in the powered parachute they received this week from the U.S. Justice Department – one of only three in the nation.
Manteca firefighters – both regulars and reserves – entered a smoke-filled storage facility Tuesday night in the first of a three-night training session.
The California Connections Academy has expanded its staff with nine new hires at the Ripon site where it serves more than 500 students online in grades kindergarten through high school in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.
The annual Taste of Ripon wine stroll saw crowds going from shop to shop sampling wines and enjoying the finger foods that were included in the frigid evening. The attendance was more than twice of that recorded last year.
A debit card scam has hit residents in Manteca and Ripon and continues through residents of the Central Valley by hackers using automated recorded messages to steal from card holders.
A two-night Christian-based ballet dance production on stage at the Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center is expected to draw thousands on Friday and Saturday nights.
Lori Knight of Ripon is the new owner of the popular Jake's Coffee, Tea and Sandwich shop in the Ace Hardware Shopping Center on the northeast corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue.
A wanted auto theft suspect took a nap in the wrong spot shortly before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in a stolen pickup truck and ended up behind bars with his female accomplice by late afternoon.
It's as much fun bouncing around on the new rubber playground base for Colony Oak students as it is climbing on the playground equipment.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
Doctors Hospital's near $1 million restoration of its emergency room opened to the public Monday morning with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon with a crowd of nearly 100 hospital and municipal staffers on hand.
Nursing has been a passion for Linda Hutchings for the past 50 years – a career that was celebrated by Doctors Hospital administrators and staffers in their conference room recently.
It was something being near miraculous that brought a 2-year-old toddler back to life Sunday afternoon when a trio of first responders were out walking their dogs shortly before 5 p.m.
Manteca police officers of the last 50 years reflect a common passion to serve and protect the community they were sworn to patrol.
The official lighting of the 110-foot high Christmas tree in Ripon will take place tonight at 7 at the corner of First Street and Locust Avenue.
It was something of a history lesson for kindergarten children at Park View Elementary School when they hosted newcomers in the form of "Indians" from other Ripon schools to a Thanksgiving feast in their classroom on Tuesday.
In two separate robberies Tuesday – one at noon and the other at midnight – robbers hit Chase Bank at 123 Spreckels Avenue as well as Wal-Mart on South Main Street.