RIPON – For more than a decade the annual 'Taste of Ripon' has allowed residents to mingle with downtown merchants in a friendly and festive environment.
POPE VALLEY - Budge Brown spent 31 seasons spreading joy among hundreds of thousands of people who stopped by the Manteca Waterslides.
Sales tax collected within California's 768 local jurisdictions - including Manteca - were mostly flat for the July, September, and August.
A Doctors Hospital Christmas tree representing yuletide donations to the Hospice of San Joaquin will burst into a colorful and brilliant dedication tonight at 6 p.m. to loved ones who have passed away.
Kassy Menke found herself in the role of the bully.
Manuel Medeiros is a unique breed of politician.
The biggest thing in Manteca this time of year isn't the twilight parade, homes with 130,000-plus lights, or even Santa's arrival at his downtown hut.
There are 10 bands, hundreds of smiling kids doing everything from twirling to dancing, and fire engines bringing up the rear carrying the guest of honor.
RIPON – Keith Moore stood patiently alongside the gazebo at the Mistlin Fountain Monday night and waited for the Christmas tree lighting festivities to begin.
LATHROP - One can't talk about Lathrop's economic growth in the last decade or so without mentioning the non-profit San Joaquin Partnership at the same time.
The sounds of the season will fill churches and schools alike starting this week.
LATHROP - One of the biggest public works projects in the South County in 2011won't be undertaken or funded by any city.
The Manteca Garden Club members are helping their city grow in more ways than one.
LATHROP – The Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas party for members and the community on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the chamber's office at 15040 Harlan Road in Lathrop. The office is located in the Save Mart shopping center and is sandwiched between Starbucks and Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Linda Abledt was getting ready to cross the street a few years ago while on vacation in London.
Aaron Goodwin - better known as Randy Bubba Black to tens thousands of country music radio fans - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Students enrolled in the Manteca Unified be.tech Academy's first responder program aimed at teens wanting to pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical techs could eventually be subject to drug testing.
Lake Tulloch is expected to remain at its current level until at least Oct. 1 as the result of a water agreement reached Friday regarding flows on the Stanislaus River.
They're silent, they're agile, and they're fast.
An agency wanting to locate an emergency shelter in a general commercial zone - essentially one that accommodates retail and office uses - will soon be able to do so without obtaining a conditional use permit.
The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.
It will take roughly 300,000 gallons of water to fill the water park portion of the proposed Manteca Great Wolf Resort.
Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."
Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.
There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.
Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.