Preparing for a Ripon tradition every Sunday this month are singers with the Ripon Oratorio Society who'll celebrate the season with the 64th presentation of Handel's "Messiah" On Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Fourth and Orange streets.
The Manteca Mural Society is hosting its very first Student Mural Contest where a student or group of students who attend or live within Manteca Unified School District boundaries has/have an opportunity to paint a mural on a building located in Manteca. Contestants must submit a mural design to the Manteca Mural Society by Dec. 1.
RIPON - A fire engine manned by a crew of cancer surviving firefighters is sweeping across the U.S. with their message of awareness and early diagnosis targeted at other fire service personnel. Fire Chief Dennis Bitters is hosting that crew Friday morning at 9 a.m. in front of Station One.
STOCKTON - Phil Gilberston, provost at University of the Pacific, has been selected to write a book on the history of the University, it was announced this week. Gilbertson's book will focus mostly on the past 40 years of Pacific's history but will include a narrative of the first 120 years.
The Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association will present the second concert on its 23rd anniversary season with dramatic soprano Alexis Magaró on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Powers Avenue and North Street.
Manteca has adequate water to accommodate two projects south of the Highway 120 Bypass that will add 5,669 more housing units or about 19,840 more residents at build out.
The Manteca Historical Society conducted an appreciation reception for those who either helped with or donated to the recent renovation of the museum's exterior.
It's been 30 years since the Boys & Girls Club got its start.
Four officers, one supervisor and cadets from the Manteca Police Explorers conducted a busy DUI check point Saturday night on Yosemite Avenue just east of Powers Avenue from 7 p.m. until midnight.
Raising just under $3,000 by this Wednesday will assure that 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have a turkey for Thanksgiving.
Richard Dokey has long traveled California's heartland.
Knights of Columbus St. Anthony's Council #10693 of Manteca is a Columbian Award winner for the 2008-2009 fraternal year.
The American Chronic Pain Association is a peer and education support group for those coping with chronic pain and their families.
Get ready for some Jingle Bell Rock, Manteca-style.
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.
Manteca leaders are calling for a community summit on how to deal with the homeless.
Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.
If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.
A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.
LATHROP – The competition for the two seats up for grabs on the Lathrop City Council is getting tight.