Manteca Police Chief for many years and longtime mayor Willie Weatherford has been tapped to lead the Yule time parade through the streets of Manteca this year as its grand marshal. He'll be joined by State Senator Cathleen Galgiani and San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar.
The rain stopped, the clouds parted and the annual "Taste of Ripon" went on Thursday night without a snag from the center of the downtown business district to the Schemper's Hardware Shopping Center at Wilma Avenue and Main Street.
Thinking of others before themselves, Mantecans Jack and Sharolyn Coldren have created a way to fund their Hope for Life Foundation Ministries to underwrite their established counseling effort out of their home with "Jack's Famous Salsa" being offered to the public for the first time just before the holidays.
A young school girl was trying to read through her new glasses with tear-filled eyes after relentless bullying by other children. A new children's series is attempting to cause kids to be more sensitive to each other's needs and reactions to what might be seen as serious misunderstanding of others and undo teasing.
The celebration of the 10th anniversary of the modern Schemper's Hardware building on Wilma Avenue and West Main Street is being coordinated with the "Taste of Ripon" wine stroll that is scheduled to begin at 6 p. m. tonight.
A 27-year-old Manteca man who was believed to have been stalking a 16-year-old Manteca High student after school Tuesday at about 2:44 p.m. was arrested on charges for allegedly annoying or molesting a child under 18, according to Manteca Police spokesman Sgt. Jodie Estarziau.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office and the Lathrop Police Services have received a $30,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year long program to help prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
The promise of seeing near countless lights turned on to welcome Santa and the season as well as hearing traditional Yule music and song from high school students from both Ripon Christian and Ripon High schools drew some 200 citizens to the Veterans' Memorial Park at Locust and First streets in downtown Ripon Monday night.
A Foster Farms truck pulled into the Second Harvest Food Bank yard Friday morning with a load of some 700 turkeys to help in the feeding of needy families in Manteca and San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.