It took a third grader to trip up three teen-age house burglars at about 8:30 a.m. Friday in the southwest section of Manteca.
Lastraza Williams was arrested at her Todd Avenue residence late Thursday afternoon on charges of burglary, grand theft of personal property and the passing of a fictitious check.
Both Manteca and Ripon school districts have been working quietly behind the scenes in preparation for the possibility of a swine flu threat.
A swift police response was credited for the capture of one man and two women who allegedly attempted to burglarize a house in the Mayors' Park neighborhood in West Manteca near East Union Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
RIPON - Bill Berghorst will be remembered as an icon of what is good about the Ripon community while leaving a family strongly united.
Six elementary school students were awarded a collective $300 for their efforts in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District's Poster Contest.
Manteca Police Department's 39th annual canine trials drew nearly 20 departments and 40 canines from northern and central California to Morenzone Field Saturday morning for obedience, agility and protection competition.
Calvary Community Church members – adults and children alike – went the extra mile Saturday to bring home and food the neighborhood around Crestwood Park Saturday morning.
An 18-year-old Manteca gang member has been arrested in the Friday afternoon shooting in the Martha and Sequoia avenues neighborhood that terrified neighbors who witnessed the scenario.
Friday's memorial service for the dead in this year's "Every 15 minutes" dramatization was heavy with emotion.
Neighbors in the 700 block of South Sequoia Avenue were traumatized Friday afternoon when they heard one gunshot and then saw three teens running by their homes – one with a black semi-automatic hand gun.
It's a vignette of real tragedy - "Every 15 Minutes" - that Manteca emergency workers hope will have an impact on high school seniors and their parents.
Picking up two small children from Walter Woodward Elementary School Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of one mother on two counts of child endangerment and for driving under the influence.
Two Manteca men charged with attempted robbery of the Chase Bank in Manteca went before San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Phillip Urie Thursday in the Manteca court.
RIPON - Going outside the box for cancer research in Ripon actually equates to shredding what is inside the box for a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society as part of Ripon's Relay for Life event set for mid-May at the Ripon High football stadium.
The DUI Every 15 Minutes program was all too real for parents and students alike at Ripon Christian High School.
Ripon Rotary Club's community service budget for the community has increased thousands of dollars after a Poker and Bingo tournament that was held Friday night in the Community Center.
There will be some 10,000 Easter eggs hidden throughout Ripon's Stouffer Park Saturday morning for an expected 300 children to find and put in their Easter baskets. They will be hidden in every section of the park from the large soccer fields and at the play structure near the baseball fields to the lower meadow and the gazebo areas along the Stanislaus River just north of Highway 99.
The annual planting at the CAPS' campus on North Austin Road at East Yosemite Avenue adds an element of unexpected "exercise" for the consumers at the learning facility designed as an extra level of educating the physically and learning disabled in the community.
Her fear of being judged by a room full of police officers at a San Diego County Mothers Against Drink Driving awards luncheon was short lived.
An alleged knife attack in a Manteca home left two men bloodied Wednesday afternoon with one going to jail charged for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, battery and making terrorist threats upon a 20-year-old man living in the residence.
Second Harvest Food Bank received a $50,000 check from Dot Foods of Modesto to cover the cost of more than 91,000 nutritious meals for struggling families in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and nearby foothill communities.
Children and parents of the Lions & Lambs Preschool joined together for the school's first fun field day Monday on the turf of the Calvary Community Church on Lathrop Road.
An unscheduled emergency "lockdown" drill went perfectly early Monday afternoon at Joshua Cowell School, according to safety personnel and Principal Bonnie Bennett.
Six years ago Juvenal Lechuga was a Nile Garden School eighth grader struggling to overcome bone cancer.
It was a shocker Tuesday morning for seven graduating high school seniors who were giving speeches in what they thought was the final competition for the Central Valley of Association's one and only college scholarship award.
A new business committee aims to bring more events to downtown Ripon.
Patty Reece loves her orchids.
The Manteca Crossroads Street Faire is set for Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Through it all, she's still smiling.