Three fires erupting within an hour stretched Manteca's fire equipment to a breaking point prompting firefighters to look to Lathrop and Ripon departments for mutual aid as they called in off-duty fire fighters and reserve personnel.
Wind gusting up to 50 mph was not the only attention getter in Tuesday's first major storm of the fall season. The day's precipitation of 1.06 inches also danced its way into the record books, breaking a 47-year record for Oct. 13 that was set in 1962 when 0.76 inches of rain fell.
RIPON - It is arguably the fun run with the most interesting characters racing through one of San Joaquin County's most picturesque fall settings.
The Phillips clan of Manteca had literally hours to spare before the first drops of Tuesday's rainstorm fell on their just-harvested almond orchards.
City Manager Steve Pinkerton is being blamed by the Manteca Police Officers Association's leadership for forcing the layoffs of 12 officers.
The Shasta School multi-purpose building will honor its two previous principals – William "Bill" Pinto and Richard "Rick" Mello.
Bass Pro Shop – along with Big League Dreams – may go down as the linchpins that vaulted Manteca into a regional draw.
LATHROP – Lathrop entrepreneur J. Chaka Santos has officially announced he is running for mayor in the 2010 election for mayor.
RIPON - It's a bit of Americana – enjoying ice cream together and giving blood for friends, family and community. The Delta Blood Bank is scheduled to be at the Calvary Reformed Church on Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m.
Cash Galvez, 5, and his mother Karah were among 75 people praying for the health and safety of America and the restoration of broken families – praying the Rosary with thousands of others across the country at high noon on Saturday.
STOCKTON – With music pieces that are energetic, elegant, warm, and sunny, the Stockton Symphony's third Classics concert on Nov. 19 and 21 will uplift your spirit and enthuse you. The Stockton Symphony and Music Director, Peter Jaffe, continue their 2009-10 season with a concert entitled "Serenade for the Soul," presented on Thursday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 6 p.m. at San Joaquin Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
Pablo Carrillo was shocked to see his science teacher dressed Monday in women's garb.
They came in droves.
It's a soda addiction of another sort.
At age 24, Ed Costa Jr. had an ideal life with a great job, good health and good friends.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light.
Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is hoping to once again represent the California State Assembly 12th District.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.
Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.
In nearly three decades Shiloh Foust has never had to worry about missing a season.
Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.
Evelyn Gonzalez plans to do a yoga pose in front of all 200 plus murals at Manteca High.
East Union High graduate Andrew Bell has become a permanent fixture in the Sacramento hip-hop scene since moving to the State Capital from the Bay Area several years ago.
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.
Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.