This could end up as a make or break year for the future of downtown Manteca.
Hail pounded parts of Manteca and Ripon late Sunday afternoon as a severe winter storm with thunder, lightning and rain passed through the South County.
Four perspective buyers within 10 minutes Saturday pulled up to the California flat-top at 921 Marin in the Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between Manteca High and Spreckels Park.
It's ironic, in a way, that South San Joaquin Irrigation District is celebrating its 100th anniversary as California enters a third year of drought.
LATHROP – Wanted: A few good men and women in Lathrop and surrounding area. Twenty, to be exact.
FRENCH CAMP – Friday afternoon was a belated Christmas at the Mary Graham Children's Shelter.
Kirk Waters is Manteca's interim fire chief.
Kim Laruta was overwhelmed the first time she saw the finished product of "That Sister of Mine."
When it comes to planning the programs that residents turn to in their spare time, Parks and Recreation Coordinator Toni Lundgren is all ears.
The Sacramento Kings had their biggest game for the season on Dec. 28 when they played the World Champions Boston Celtics. Not only was the game a sell out, but also Olympian Michael Phelps was in attendance to receive his key to Sacramento, his own Kings jersey, and even got to sit courtside to see Manteca's Dance and Cheer Stars.
Ripon Library is going to host a unique black author in February - she is blind and in her 90s. She started writing because she "wanted to inspire people and make them feel good."
RIPON - What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a friend who cares about you every day of the year: your Teddy Bear!
FRENCH CAMP - The Haven of Peace emergency/homeless shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Coming Out of Our Shell" Crab Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31. This year's proceeds will benefit the Haven's "day-to-day" operations so they may continue to offer a 'safe haven' to those in need in the community.
KNIGHTS FERRY - It's a magical time along the Stanislaus River.
The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.
Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.
LATHROP – When Rosalinda Valencia called for Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal to step down from his position at a meeting last month it drew a collective exasperated breath from the crowd.
Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.
"Little drops of water
The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.
There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.
There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Jon Walkup is at it again.
What's safer to drink: Manteca tap water or bottled water?
Can you really taste the difference between bottled water and tap water?
Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.
Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.