Three fires erupting within an hour stretched Manteca's fire equipment to a breaking point prompting firefighters to look to Lathrop and Ripon departments for mutual aid as they called in off-duty fire fighters and reserve personnel.
Wind gusting up to 50 mph was not the only attention getter in Tuesday's first major storm of the fall season. The day's precipitation of 1.06 inches also danced its way into the record books, breaking a 47-year record for Oct. 13 that was set in 1962 when 0.76 inches of rain fell.
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.
Christopher Shaefer has been recently promoted to the elite position of Deputy Assistant Director with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
New Melones had 597,280 acre feet of water on Sunday.
The garbage you toss in the brown Manteca municipal Toters could one day help process what you send down the drain.
LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia doesn't think that Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal has been putting his best foot forward when it comes it representing the people of the community.
Manteca's elected leaders aren't waiting for an accident – or traffic data – when it comes to trying to improve safety for children walking to Stella Brockman School along Crom Street just north of the city golf course.
Sierra High will kick off Back to School Night this week.
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Karen Duke almost gave her life to the cause she believed in most.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
LATHROP – It's kind of hard to say "no, thank you" to a contract that would put a minimum of $75,000 annually into the City of Lathrop's coffers.
From the kitchen to the bar, Michael Midgley has a knack for finding his way into the limelight.
Larry Springfield's life was spiraling out of control and going downhill so fast he was close to scraping the bottom.
Manteca's water conservation efforts slid backwards in July.
Richard Silverman wants to focus on the "forgotten" Manteca - vacant parcels as well as underutilized or deteriorating buildings.