RIPON - Red Nutt was his usual wry self as he took the lectern Thursday night at the 2009 Ripon Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Dinner - this time stepping up as the incoming President of the Board of Directors.
Caswell State Park on the southern end of Austin Road is the place to be today as temperatures will again top 100 degrees. Hitting the rivers may be one way to beat today's heat expected to reach 101 degrees. A string of days with the high above the century mark is expected to continue through Tuesday.
Wanted: Clothes for teenagers and youths – must be in good condition. Ray of Hope has the tough task of furnishing back-to-school clothes for hundreds of local youngsters. Donations of these items and more are in great demand at the Children's Shop, according to Laura Vieira, executive director of the non-profit organization. "We're faced with a tough challenge," she said on Wednesday. In the past, this back-to-school program received a big boost for those with ...
The plan to construction a 600-mile high-voltage power project that would have delivered renewable energy from Lassen County to Modesto, Turlock, and parts of the Bay Area is officially dead.
The Christian duo, Angels in Our Eyes, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
RIPON – Tending their vegetable gardens in the cool of the morning brings solace to three Ripon men who turn the soil for the fun of growing corn, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, bell peppers, cantaloupes, beans and watermelons.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions Club is 27 members strong. Not bad for a group that has only met once since it was officially chartered on June 14. That's less than a month ago. Yet in that short time, the group has managed to achieve a roaring visibility in the community. Most recently, the members made their presence known at the 20th Lathrop Birthday celebration on July 1 held at Valverde Park in the city's ...
Anne Robinson could be deemed nothing short of a medical miracle. Once a competitive softball and racquetball player, she was lucky to be alive after surviving a physical beating back in 1988. Robinson's doctors said she no longer would be able to compete in softball – they were right – and predicted she would be in wheelchair in 10 years. She proved the latter wrong. Robinson was in physical therapy for three years and relied ...
RIPON – The entrance to Ripon's historic downtown is now something that nobody can debate.
Not even the stifling summer heat kept the families away from a Manteca Farmer's Market gathering that celebrated children here in the community.
Tammy Carroll didn't think anything of it when she opened her back door to let her 20-pound cocker spaniel Abby outside to go to the bathroom.
LATHROP – The almond orchards are all gone. Expected to replace the nut-producing crops in a portion of the 384-acre specific-plan area south of Lathrop's city limits at Vierra Road west of McKinley Avenue is a project called Lathrop Gateway Business Park. It is being advanced as a transit village complete with a new location for the Lathrop-Manteca Altamont Commuter Express station. South Lathrop, LLC which is the developer of this project, has already filed ...
The grieving Lathrop family of Jeremy Lum is planning a massive lobbying effort they hope will honor their son and bring change in protocol for those arrested with a bipolar condition – possibly having them listed in a national database.
Manteca Idol tryouts continue for the next two Saturdays – July 18 and 25 – at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
There's still time to get into the swim of things this summer. Manteca Parks and Recreation offers eight classes featuring different skill levels and ages. There is one five-day week day lessons left taking place July 20-30 Monday through Friday for 35 minutes apiece and a one week session Monday through Friday for 55 minutes each Aug. 3-7. The lessons take place at the Manteca High and Lincoln Park pools at 9 a.m., 9:40 a.m., ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission officials must consider the risks in deciding whether to delay the scheduled Labor Day weekend opening of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge or keep traffic flowing over the old span, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A prosecutor faces numerous obstacles as he weighs whether to bring death penalty charges against a man accused of kidnapping three women and forcing one of them into miscarriages through starvation and beatings, capital punishment experts say.
SEATTLE (AP) - Temporary spans will be installed across the Skagit River in northern Washington state where an interstate highway span collapsed into the water this past week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
CHICAGO (AP) - Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s "crack baby" scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy. Some studies have linked pregnant women's cocaine use with children's behavior difficulties, attention problems, anxiety and worse school performance. But the effects were mostly small and may have resulted from other factors including family problems ...
Woodward Park is a long way from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
By JAMES BURNS
Editor's note: This is the fifth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
It's one of the biggest travel holidays of the year.
Frank Ruhstaller and Steve Bestolarides are rallying the troops as California's perennial water wars heat up.
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
A 70-year-old Manteca man struck by a westbound car in the 200 block of East Center Street at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday died of his injuries in San Joaquin General Hospital, according to police reports.
It is a dynamic change of life for Artemis Vourakis from being a legal secretary to opening a Greek Bakery and Café at the corner of East Yosemite and Cottage avenues in Manteca. Vourakis' brother Hercules is opening a modern car wash on the site late in July or early August.
The Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs.
A 70-year-old Manteca man struck by a westbound car at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night died of his injuries in San Joaquin General Hospital, according to police reports.