LATHROP – Before there were water and wakes, high-powered boats, cash prizes and television cameras, Mossdale Quarry Lakes was home to rock.
Veteran Joe Waltman doesn't want to undersell his hamburgers or the Classic Car Show. Both are going to be big. The McFall-Grisham American Legion Post 249 and outgoing Commander Penny Winston will host the annual Classic Car Show and Hamburger Dinner on July 20. Tickets are $12. The car show is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with dinner to immediately follow. Just don't go looking for the meat and muscle cars at the American Legion ...
When I left the house this morning, my son was still in his PJs and our living room had been transformed into a Lego fun factory.
The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a Ripon hardware store on Saturday has been identified.
RIPON – The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a hardware store on Saturday has been identified.
By JAMES BURNS The Bulletin When he was a kid, Art Smith used to stalk the vineyards south of Sequoia Elementary School, land now covered by concrete, commuter traffic and homes. With a Bear Recurve bow and a quiver full of arrows, Smith and his friends moved quietly through Manteca's rural edge, searching out small game and other targets. "That's where we practiced and played," said Smith, who now coordinates three-dimensional archery shoots at the ...
Toddlers with chubby marshmellow arms and legs chase water as it leaps around the play area.
SACRAMENTO – The fiberglass tubes peek over the tree line, giving flip-flop and bikini-clad visitors their first glimpse of the fun that waits ahead.
LODI - Lodi Lake recently received high marks from the Sunset Magazine website. "You'll find clean water and a well-run public beach at this manmade lake fed by the Mokelumne River," said www.sunset.com on a review of inland beaches in Northern California. From lifeguards on duty to the wading pool for the little kids, Lodi Lake also earned high praises for its setting made up of the surrounding oak trees. No alcohol or glass containers ...
Rene Alvarez sat on a park bench in front of the Manteca Library, pleased to be miles away from a television and video games.
Two dead blue birds have triggered red flags for San Joaquin County officials, who have scheduled another treatment along Division Road and the Stanislaus River.
By JAMES BURNS The Bulletin RIPON – Armando Ibarra-Espinoza's last marathon was marred by a national tragedy. Though he finished well ahead of the bombings that turned the final paces of the Boston Marathon into a rubble of broken buildings and bodies, the act of terrorism has forever stained his memories. He hopes his next foot race inspires hope, a string of smiles stretching from coast to coast, and awareness for a global campaign. Ibarra-Espinoza ...
Kota trots eloquently down the path, his short hair glistening in the sun. His owner follows faithfully – the leash completely unnecessary – just as relaxed and proud and in control. It's a fitting snapshot of Judy McGovern's love affair with her 14-month-old red Doberman Pinscher. After all, Kota has been the inspiration for McGovern's latest venture: Judy Pinkeys Dog Walking Services, a fledgling business still looking to gain traction across the Central Valley. "I ...
Growing up, April Smith loved to play the role of police officer – collaring the "bad guy" in living-room and neighborhood standoffs.
Here's a hunch: Bet on Heather Scharmann. The Sierra High and Fresno State graduate is bound for Las Vegas, where she'll teach at a low-income middle school as a member of Teach for America. "I'm really excited to go from being Heather to Miss Scharmann. It's surreal," she said in a telephone interview with The Bulletin. Scharmann, who recently graduated with honors from Fresno State, is currently attending a month-long training seminar in Phoenix. "I'm ...
Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.
The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.
Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:
Alex Laurel jumped over the goal line, splitting two defenders on the way to his fourth touchdown of the evening.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Upon further review, Manteca High's wild 69-55 win over Central Valley in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs was one for the ages.
"Big, Bad Benfica" earned the respect of its peers and the adoration of an entire soccer community, just not the cup it chased for months.
The couch is much too small for Cathy, Don and Ashton Lee to sit on at once, but they gladly squeeze into its purple arms, cradling their youngest son.
Hunched over, Eric Reis pulled two of his strongest linemen out of the crowd and pointed to his back.
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
When it comes time to cut the ribbon on the new playground at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church, Camron Moebius might be too old to enjoy the slides, swings and pull-up bar.
STOCKTON - Esteban Paramo stepped to the penalty stripe with a plan of action, each step carefully thought out.
Levi Huffman charged down the final stretch, building speed like a cyclone along Doxey Park's cyclone fence.
Ja'Quan Gardner has had the attention of the Manteca High football team since the start of summer camp.