MODESTO - The Modesto St. Andrews Society, established to promote Scottish Heritage, will hold a dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30, to honor Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet and bard.
A pre-emptive move to cut labor costs in the city's enterprise operations – sewer, water, garbage, and the golf course – is helping Manteca avoid rate increases induced by The Great Recession that other cities are now pondering.
Joe Rosa did not have to invent a tall fish tale when he came home from his deep-sea fishing adventure last weekend.
RIPON – The six Ripon Almond Blossom Queen hopefuls have officially hit the ground running.
The Manteca Garden Club welcomes garden enthusiasts in the Central Valley to attend their next meeting on Monday, Jan, 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the McFall Room of the Manteca Public Library to hear Diana Montgomery, speak on "Four Seasons of Color" for your garden.
STOCKTON – The situation in Haiti is tragic and will require tremendous resources to recover.
One of the most comprehensive displays of native California amphibians and reptiles is coming next month to Manteca's Bass Pro Shop.
RIPON - A zero tolerance police saturation patrol to take drunk drivers off Ripon streets is set for this weekend.
SACRAMENTO – Due to increased demand, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that field office appointments can now be made 45 days in advance, either on the department web site (www.dmv.ca.gov) or by telephone (800-777-0133).
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will meet Tuesday, Jan. 12, for a special session.
Chris Mendes will be the first to say that weight-loss can be an ongoing battle.
STOCKTON – Anthony Shafer, a 1997 graduate from University of the Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science, will give a behind-the-scenes presentation on Disney's "A Christmas Carol." He will give his presentation at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Pacific Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
Changing how Manteca has developers cover the tab for major infrastructure could reduce the cost of building a typical home by about $100.
It's a super fundraising on Super Bowl Sunday that benefits the Manteca Mural Society and Manteca Rotary.
RIPON – Chantyl Vasquez is hoping that making a run for Miss Almond Blossom will help her build valuable life skills.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
There are busy seasons.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.