RIPON - It was definitely a Ripon Chamber of Commerce evening for two couples new to Ripon as they registered their delight with the "Taste of Ripon" wine stroll Thursday night coming out the front door of the Bank of Stockton.
It's a $6.6 million gamble that future Altamont Commuter Express high speed rail service will go through downtown Manteca and not down the center of the 120 Bypass.
Jayme Moffatt and her dad, Chuck Saarlos, wiped away tears from their eyes as they watched the evergreen tree transform magically into a Tree of Lights.
Manteca filmmaker Jon Walkup credits his time in the video production class at Sierra High School – where he graduated from last year – as providing him with the supportive environment he needed to tackle his artistic endeavors.
The Manteca Pumpkin Fair folks have turned 30.
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.
Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.
Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.
Ericka Anaya, Arianna DeBarros, Gavriela Garcia and Sylvia Rocha reflected on the past nine years at Sequoia Elementary School.
It's beginning to look a lot like summer.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.
A dispute over noise may have led to the shooting death of a Lathrop man early Sunday morning.
Elected leaders moved a step forward towards a once-a-month meeting format.
I pulled my 20-year-old dog out of the swimming pool Tuesday morning setting the tone for what I thought would become a dreaded birthday.
Steven Reed didn't know what to expect when the group of teenagers stepped up to the microphone in Woodward Park Friday evening.