By VINCE REMBULAT
Pickleball has the feel of badminton, a bit of ping pong and the look of tennis.
It looks just like a bunch of fenced in dirt but the Spreckels Recreation Park BMX track targeted for christening in the next few months is much more than that.
RIPON - Bill Berghorst will be remembered as an icon of what is good about the Ripon community while leaving a family strongly united.
RIPON – Jessica Coleman is once again hoping to "Color the Skies" over Ripon this Labor Day weekend.
Prestige Senior Living at Empire and Louise avenues in East Manteca hosted a benefit talent show Saturday that was staged by seniors to help Agape Family Services.
STOCKTON – Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in this country. About one million Americans develop skin cancer each year. Although researchers cannot explain why one person develops skin cancer and another does not, we do know that taking precautions to protect our skin and early detection are the best weapons in the fight against skin cancer.
The MRPS Classy Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 133 N. Grant St. in Manteca. All makes and models of cars will be accepted. Dash plaques and drawing tickets will be awarded to the first 100 entrants. The drawing and awards will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Holly Halleck wasn't immediately a fan of the idea of being involved with the Manteca Relay for Life.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and her flock take their charge to do the Lord's work seriously.
The 2009 Manteca Senior Games have officially begun.
Manteca Police Department's 39th annual canine trials drew nearly 20 departments and 40 canines from northern and central California to Morenzone Field Saturday morning for obedience, agility and protection competition.
STOCKTON - Don't believe everything you hear. Companies are actively recruiting right here in the Central Valley. Stockton's Diversity HIREvent is Tuesday, May 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Stockton Hilton Grand Hotel.
Comic Dreams in Manteca is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 2.
Wally Fagundes without fail for years walked across the street from his Yosemite Avenue home and took down the flag in front of the Manteca Museum in the evening and returned to raise it the next morning.
Manteca's elected leaders aren't waiting for an accident – or traffic data – when it comes to trying to improve safety for children walking to Stella Brockman School along Crom Street just north of the city golf course.
Sierra High will kick off Back to School Night this week.
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Karen Duke almost gave her life to the cause she believed in most.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
LATHROP – It's kind of hard to say "no, thank you" to a contract that would put a minimum of $75,000 annually into the City of Lathrop's coffers.
From the kitchen to the bar, Michael Midgley has a knack for finding his way into the limelight.
Larry Springfield's life was spiraling out of control and going downhill so fast he was close to scraping the bottom.
Manteca's water conservation efforts slid backwards in July.
Richard Silverman wants to focus on the "forgotten" Manteca - vacant parcels as well as underutilized or deteriorating buildings.
LATHROP – First he turned Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in to the Fair Political Practices Commission for what he perceived was "money laundering activity."
LATHROP – It has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research and helped unite a community.
STOCKTON – Calling all superheroes, wrestling fans, movie buffs and gamers.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.