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.
HALF MOON BAY - Every year when autumn rolls around, the picturesque coast around Half Moon Bay bursts into brilliant orange and buzzes with boisterous activity in celebration of its bountiful fall harvest. The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season's big event, bringing huge throngs of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a world-class festival on historic Main Street. This year's 39th festival will be held on Oct. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
RIO VISTA - The 12thAnnual Pumpkin Patch Festival returns this weekend to the Western Railway Museum. It's the only harvest festival in the area to combine rides on real trains with the search for the perfect pumpkin.
Municipal employees – with the exception of the Manteca Police Officers Association – have made an average of $11,510 per worker in general fund compensation concessions over the next two fiscal years.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.
• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...
Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.
Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin
Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor.
There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.
It's hard enough being a senior in high school, getting ready not only for graduation with all the academic requirements but for college entrance as well.
A few years ago, Sister Veronica Hagen was a special guest at the senior luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.
As many as 2,000 costumed kids are expected to converge on downtown Manteca Saturday as part of the 16th annual Safe Halloween.
MRPS Hall on Grant Street is undergoing a facelift. The new and improved popular social facility owned by the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society will be unveiled in December.
Molly K. Hooper- a Capitol Hill staff writer for the respected Washington, D.C., publication "The Hill", interviewed Congressman Jeff Denham Wednesday morning in the Manteca Museum next to the desk of the late, longtime Manteca Congressman John J. McFall.
An Oakdale man accused in the murder of a 26-year-old rival motorcycle club member now finds his legal status hanging in limbo after a jury failed to reach a verdict.
Five individuals are being inducted into the Sierra High Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the school library.
Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.