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., ...
The Central Valley Amateur Jam came to Ripon's Curt Penrice Skate park Saturday.
The Manteca Lions conducted its annual BBQ rib dinner Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Bulb-outs -the much maligned traffic control devices that do double duty in downtown Manteca as planters - are coming to a neighborhood near you.
MIAMI (AP) - Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect's vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglaries and going beyond a Supreme Court ruling that left open the question of whether judges have to approve of the high-tech surveillance.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is urging his former Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run for president. In fact, he's already endorsing her.
CHICAGO (AP) - Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.
FRESNO (AP) - A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river's flow a half century ago.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County is weighing whether to create an online map pinpointing dangerous dogs in more than a dozen cities.
VENTURA (AP) - Ventura County is mulling a ban on fixed-gear bicycles on park trails after a hit-and-run accident that left a rider with severe injuries.
SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - California officials and the operator of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are mulling whether the plant will spend up to $12 billion to redesign its cooling system, blamed for sucking in fish larvae and disrupting the marine ecosystem.
CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Despite a California law requiring assisted-care facility licensing reports to be easily viewable to the public, access to important background information on the facilities can be difficult to find, a newspaper reported Sunday.
BELL, Calif. (AP) - Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and generous benefits.
TOKYO (AP) - A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it's Halloween.