RIPON - It was a "Taste of Ripon" like none other – with nearly 400 residents swarming into the downtown to greet old friends and neighbors.
Andrea Cambra and Teresa Rieb were all smiles Friday at the Holiday Boutique.
The following are various upcoming Christmas activities in Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon
Manteca is 27 days away from setting two housing market records – one for the most homes sold overall and the other for the most previously owned homes closing escrow.
The ear-to-ear smile on the face of Inessa Villanueva could have been the first true sign of the holiday season.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Community Center was standing room only. The sea of faces, many of them multigenerational families led by grandparents, were all smiling for a good reason.
Get ready to rock Saturday at 5 p.m. in downtown Manteca.
A decade ago Manteca's then fledgling Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau had to "generate reasons why" people should visit Manteca.
Brenna McLeary had a good reason to support Hospice of San Joaquin's annual "Manteca Tree of Lights" on Wednesday evening.
The push is now underway to help make sure 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop have a turkey or a ham on their Christmas table.
LATHROP – Volunteers are being sought to help at the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony to be held tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Manuel Valverde Park.
LATHROP – They are usually on the forefront, fighting fires and taking a bite out of crime.
Three cars tangled up in an intersection collision at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday that sent one woman to an area hospital and another was cited for not having a driver's license.
Foster Farms donated 750 turkeys to the Second Harvest Food Bank to provide hungry families in the Northern San Joaquin Valley with a Thanksgiving meal.
Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.
A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.
It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
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One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.