The Manteca-based pop rock/alternative band "Launchpad Away" conducted their album release show for the album "Dolphin Olympics... And Other Tales of Glory" last Friday at Main Street Café, 1351 North Main St. "Launchpad Away' is also scheduled to play the Bean & Leaf Café, 1254 W. Lathrop Road, in Manteca on Saturday, March 6, at 6 p.m. They will share the stage with Funky Tin and other acoustic acts. They are at the Main Street Café again on Friday, March 12, along with Jordan Waters and Never Finding.
Ripon Christian School students are holding a benefit concert for this year's Ripon Relay For Life on Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the school.
LATHROP – Patricia Overy, a wife and the mother of four children ages 14, 7, and four-year-old twins, has volunteered to give up her job with the City of Lathrop so that a co-worker in her 60s will not be laid off.
Michael McDonald was a happy-go-lucky kid.
It seems impossible that the heart of a man like Dick Hale would ever give out but it did.
Sierra High band instructor Rick Hammarstrom was honored as the Artist of the Year at the 25th Manteca Mayor's Committee on the Arts awards event.
Pulte Homes is Manteca's largest payer of property tax.
Some $505,000 in pass-through federal funds aimed at helping low-income areas in cities across the United States is being allocated by the Manteca City Council Tuesday.
Banks could be the big losers if the Manteca City Council Tuesday opts to allow home builders to hold off paying growth-related fees until the close of escrow.
Editor's Note: This is the third in a series about a Ripon medical team's humanitarian effort in making a difference for the people of Haiti.
There will be sign ups to receive the Senior Brown Bag on one day only - Wednesday, March 3, - from 10 a.m. to noon at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.
The Delta Water Users Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 11, at Isadore's, 680 North Main Street, Manteca.
Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship. A total of six $1,000 scholarships are available to one graduating senior selected from each high school in Manteca Unified School District (Sierra, Calla, Manteca, East Union, Weston Ranch and New Vision High Schools).
Since hitting the Internet several months ago, the Ripon City Council meeting viewership reached an all-time high last month.
It was an honest mistake.
Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.
New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.
Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.
Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.
What a better way to enjoy the last few weeks of summer than the senior luncheon at the St. Anthony Parish gymnasium on Thursday.
Two people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds following a drive-by shooting near a Manteca school on Saturday morning.
Lance Morrow wasn't sure that the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant would be available this year.
The entire ordeal took less than a minute.
Friday wasn't a day of celebration for Rob Cox.
Kristin Olsen is making her mark at the State Capitol.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016.
It took more than two months, a week in the San Joaquin County Jail, a $100,000 cash bond and countless trips back-and-forth to Las Vegas.
Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have inched up slightly after dropping for two straight years.