Art and politics are like oil and water. They don't really go together. They should not go together. Unlike the more hard-edged and corroded nitty-gritty world of politics, art is supposed to be something beautiful, refreshing and uplifting - a haven for the soul to find comfort from everything that's ugly and discordant in the harsh realities of life.
Both Manteca and Ripon school districts have been working quietly behind the scenes in preparation for the possibility of a swine flu threat.
The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 90 years ago.
Don Cheek had a lot to look back on and smile as he leaned back and relaxed on the infield of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Under gusty conditions at Sierra High School, approximately 50 competitors participated in the First Annual Manteca Senior Games sponsored by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sierra High School.
Carl Neaterous of Manteca used to play hundreds of softball games in a year.
Lodi orthodontist Lancer Turner is no stranger to relishing the feel of a racquet in his hand as he stares down the net.
The first time that I ever stepped foot on a racquetball court, I figured that it was about time I show my father who was really the boss.
Ask Dennis Reis to describe his job and he'll do it in three words: "Flat and black."
Friends of the Manteca Library canceled last month's annual book sale.
RIPON – More retail space is on its way to Ripon.
Cheer Stars ended their season at Nationals that took place April 3-4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The MRPS Classy Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 133 N. Grant St. in Manteca.
It is a Hummer like no other you'll see.
Four days honoring those who served America – from Manteca's most decorated soldier to the latest Manteca soldier to lay down his life for his country - takes place May 22-25.
A two-street section of historic downtown Ripon will be closed for several Thursdays during the early evening.
Manteca's small business owners are scared.
June is turning out to be a busy month for scores of FFA and 4-H students in San Joaquin County including a few dozen from Manteca Unified School District.
LATHROP – It has been five years since the Allied Waste Corporation asked for any sort of a rate increase for seniors.
Mark Kosier is a 6-foot-7 computer repairman – and that's not even the most interesting thing about him.
For efficiency and bargain, the bus gets high marks.
Schools are on summer break. But while schools are closed and students are out enjoying their vacations, members of the Parent Teacher Group of St. Anthony of Padua School are keeping their hearts open to help a Manteca family in need. They are sponsoring a drive-thru dinner fund-raiser at Fagundes Meats for the family of Manteca High School student Jonathan Loon.
The San Joaquin County District Four Board of Supervisors' race will see Russ Munson and Chuck Winn enter a November runoff for representation of the east side of the county from Lodi and Woodbridge to Ripon.
Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Xtreme Bulls & Broncs Rodeo on the River fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 p.m. both days at Dell'Osso Family Farm in Lathrop just off Interstate 5.
Manteca's elected leaders don't want to put the hard-to-find Weber's BBQ out of business or other small businesses now populating the Manteca Industrial Park.
The Sunrise Kiwanis want to make sure everyone that wants to celebrate the Fourth of July by participating in the traditional parade down Main Street in Manteca will be able to do so.
The results have yet to be certified official, but San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore appears to be headed for a third term.
Jon is a consumer of Valley CAPS.
Russ Munson and Chuck Winn were the leaders in the race for the San Joaquin County Supervisors Fourth District seat encompassing Ripon, Escalon and Lodi in early vote counting Tuesday.
Arthur Thompson likes fresh.