LATHROP – A black bird captured in flight against a blinding bright sky. A close-up study of casual footwear worn by a trio of young children. A dramatic view of a mature tree with full foliage from the ground up.
It is a million dollar view with a $299,000 price tag.
It started as a spin-off to the blockbuster television program to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club.
Manteca's reserve firefighters have taken a 56 percent pay cut yet there is still a strong interest for the chance to land one of the available spots with the city fire department.
LATHROP - One of three small dogs that managed to escape a house fire west of Manteca last week is missing and its owner, Harold Edwards, is heartbroken.
MODESTO – Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College invites the community to a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can tour the museum displays and participate in special activities. Admission is free.
An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.
Ripon Soroptimists will hold its 12th annual "Opportuni-TEE for the Community" golf tournament Monday, May 3, at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club.
STOCKTON - St. Mary's High School and the Pacific Italian Alliance will host the first Annual Italian Olive Oil Festival on the grounds of St. Mary's High School, 5648 N. El Dorado Street on Sunday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PG&E rates for electricity may drop 2.5 percent on June 1.
Several lucky garage sale enthusiasts went home with some of the best deals in town while helping a good cause at the same time.
It wasn't life or death.
Manteca's decision to suspend the bonus bucks charge of up to $17,000 for each new home built for the next five years has touched of a mini-building boom.
RIPON - The Barnwood Restaurant Chef John Mangelos is going on stage Thursday to compete in the "Culinary Challenge" before some 750 guests in the Modesto Centre Plaza to benefit the Doctors Medical Center Alzheimer's Foundation.
"Sleepless in California" is the name of this year's production for the mystery dinner theatre benefit for the Manteca CAPS organization that services mentally challenged adults.
The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County's almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.
Ferdinand "Ferdie" Delima's face is tightly scrunched, and his biceps bulge like balloons as he mentally counts while each hand firmly holds on to a 30-pound weight.
Growth – specifically the building of homes – is drawing rumblings from more Manteca residents.
Groundwater in the Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop areas is projected to drop 10 feet this year when the traditional irrigation season ends on Sept. 30.
It was a grassroots community effort Friday afternoon at Doctors Hospital where more than 50 volunteers gathered to pack over 100 gift boxes for American troops serving abroad and donated some $900 toward the shipping costs of nearly $2,000.
Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.
It was quick and it was easy.
There weren't over 7,000 people at Guss Schmeidt Field when Manteca High hosted Valley Christian on Friday night.
The days of cities like Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon as well as farmers and rural residents drilling new water wells may be numbered.
Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.
Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.
LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.
Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.