Tammy Carroll didn't think anything of it when she opened her back door to let her 20-pound cocker spaniel Abby outside to go to the bathroom.
LATHROP – The almond orchards are all gone.
The grieving Lathrop family of Jeremy Lum is planning a massive lobbying effort they hope will honor their son and bring change in protocol for those arrested with a bipolar condition – possibly having them listed in a national database.
Manteca Idol tryouts continue for the next two Saturdays – July 18 and 25 – at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
There's still time to get into the swim of things this summer.
The Central Valley Amateur Jam came to Ripon's Curt Penrice Skate park Saturday.
The Manteca Lions conducted its annual BBQ rib dinner Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Scott Blevins, president of the Manteca-based Mountain Valley Express, has announced a service center relocation within Visalia.
A Technology Outreach Program (TOP) is being offered July 13 through July 29 at no cost to children, senior citizens and adults courtesy of Give Every Child A Chance and Best Buy.
The day will come when Manteca has no choice but to allow higher density developments – as much as four times the homes per acre than in a typical residential neighborhood.
RIPON – If Ripon wants to increase the borrowing power of the redevelopment agency they may have to fork over money to finance projects for the Ripon Unified School District.
The Messiah's Mansion – a full-scale replica of the Mosaic Sanctuary – is being showcased by the Seventh-day Adventist Church through Sunday.
Homeless people in Manteca are being paid by professional forgers to rifle through dumpsters and residential Toters to find information to steal your identify.
Josh Galvez is often kept busy during the summer months.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.