Keith Thibodeaux grew up performing in front of the television cameras.
There's a silver lining in the dry cumulus clouds that have passed over the South County during the past year – the foresight of the founders of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
An abandoned rear house at 134 Oak Street sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage in a Thursday night fire, according to Randy May, Manteca Fire Department division chief.
During the opening of the Big League Dream Sports Complex, Robert "Bob" Scharmann temporarily came out of retirement to help umpire a youth baseball game.
LATHROP – A representative of Freddie Mac will be at the University of Phoenix in Lathrop Friday, Feb. 27, to give financially distressed South County homeowners advice on how to avoid foreclosure.
Tony and Crystal Davenport once thought homeownership was something that might occur after 10 years or so of marriage – if that.
The public is invited to attend the 24th Annual Arts Recognition ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane in Manteca.
RIPON – It didn't matter whether Zach Pratt was on a runway in Paris or making a trip down the walkway inside of Ripon High's multipurpose room.
California Classics – a well-kept neighborhood built off East Louise Avenue east of Cottage Way – has homes now selling for a few thousand dollars over what they sold for new nearly 15 years ago.
RIPON – When Judy Tvedt learned that the Ripon Soroptimist's would be honored for the upcoming Almond Blossom Festival with the theme of "Women at Work", she immediately started thinking about how much fun the float they'd enter into the parade could be.
Zulma Castellanos couldn't help but smile as she followed along with Manteca Librarian Ruthanne Bassett during Wednesday's story hour.
RIPON – Officer Scott Lindsay thought he was just going to be representing the Ripon Police Department when he attended the Regional Occupation Program appreciation dinner on Jan 27.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival on February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Mistlin Sports Park, 1202 E. River Road.
The challenge is on.
The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.
It was "quiet on the set!" followed by "camera, action!" at Manteca High's swimming pool on Sunday for one scene in the powerful, thought-provoking film "Listen" focused on making a difference for today's teens and their need to be heard.
Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.
The Manteca Municipal Golf Course's financial outlook is almost on par - at least for now.
LATHROP – It might not yet be election season, but the political fuse has already been lit in Lathrop.
Work on a $1.9 million project to make two miles of Louise Avenue more conducive to pedestrians and bicyclists while enhancing the looks of the east-west corridor with start this summer.
Marshall Magincalda stood in the front of his Woodward Avenue ranchette and gazed at the dozens of people buzzing around his property as if it were normal.
Frank Warren is a busy man.
Mary Buchanan is not a certificated Manteca Unified teacher librarian. But she is working hard to convince district officials "to consider returning the teacher librarian positions to each of the high schools." Those positions were among the victims of the budget cuts that were made during the Great Recession.
A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.
Orena Monahan once again enjoyed her three-day stay at the Fourth of July Powwow at the Three Rivers Lodge in Manteca.
"Coach" is still swinging for the bleachers.
There's a potential $32,000 pay day in Manteca for someone trying to make a living by filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits for alleged non-compliance to federal rules.
If everything goes according to plan, eight elementary schools in Manteca Unified will be fully wired for 21st-century technology connection by September.
It wasn't exactly the fictional Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon Vacation.