It was a stroll down Ripon's Main Street toward the city's third successful Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon that was actually relaxing and made me forget what time it was and that, hey, I had a couple of stories waiting to be written.
The following are the winning entries in the first ever Memorial Day parade staged Monday by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.
Manteca Youth Focus is staging the 2010 Mini Manteca Competition entitled "Super Hero Academy".
KOTZEBUE, Alaska - The daughter of a Lathrop woman braved the bitter cold and high winds of winter's last rages to bring medical care to Alaskans living above the Arctic Circle.
The dry grass and barren ground that dominates the Highway 120 Bypass corridor through Manteca from mid-spring to late fall may eventually become a thing of the past in some locations.
Driving a police car at high speeds and putting it through precision maneuvers on a training course is awesome to watch – especially for a reporter sitting in the front seat of a chase car.
As a skateboarder, Frank Alvarado has participated in his share of events promoting cancer awareness and prevention throughout the West Coast during the past year.
RIPON - Debra Handley of Ripon is going the extra mile for women she has never met in Third World countries supporting micro business operations that produce handmade products of jewelry, purses and handbags.
One of Manteca's smallest churches is making a big difference in the lives of at-risk kids.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - The Mountain House Kite & Multi-Cultural Festival returns Saturday, June 12, to fill the skies with colorful kites and the air with laughter and music.
Four young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 5 Dairy Princess Contest on Thursday, June 24, at Isadore's.
The women of the Manteca Soroptimists are offering an outstanding list of specialty items at their annual yard sale set for Saturday in the parking lot of the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street in Manteca.
STOCKTON - Pixie Woods will be celebrating its 56th birthday this Sunday. The Pixie Woods Board of Directors will be serving cake to all park guests from noon to 2 p.m.
Manteca has trimmed $450,000 in firefighter overtime without having to "brown-out" an engine company due to a manpower shortage.
It started out as a love story between sweethearts that transcended four major battles in World War II with the loss of hundreds of personal letters that were not delivered until war's end.
Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.
The celebration for Read Across America has already begun.
When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Zephyr is back.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.
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New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.
Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.