An early morning ammonia leak Wednesday at the Swiss American Sausage Co. in Lathrop caused the evacuation of some 65 employees.
"It's such a relief – it feels good!"
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.
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.
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.
It was a red carpet event Thursday night when San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel officially installed five board members to new terms on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board during a dinner at the Spring Creek Country Club.
Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother's home with bags of food on the handle bars.
An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.
An alert citizen helped Ripon Police find an indecent exposure suspect within nine hours from the time the man allegedly exposed himself to two young girls under 18.
Six-year-old Emily Hum dropped by Manteca's Union Road fire station Wednesday to meet some special guys - firefighters and medics who saved her life.
The Ripon Police Department hosted the Advanced Junior Police Academy for two weeks from July 7-18 18 with 14 cadets under the direction of Officer Trevor McGinnis.
John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce president Thursday night for the second time.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.