New Hope Church hosted the Summer Rock event Saturday at Southside Park that provided free food, games, and other activities for neighborhood kids as part of its outreach effort to combat the influence of gangs. The event also included prizes as well as Payless Shoe gift cards.
RIPON - When Joe O'Leary retired as the Superintendent of Ripon Unified School District, he know that he was going to have to have something to keep him occupied.
The Manteca Unified Student Trust announced its 2009 scholarship winners on Friday. The recipients were recent graduates from the district's secondary sites – Manteca High, East Union, Sierra, Weston Ranch and Lindbergh schools. Students were required to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and contributed at least 100 hours of community service within the past four years.
Kids are taking over the Manteca Farmers Market at Library Park this Tuesday.
Ray of Hope lost a key supporter of its Students Success Program in Mervyn's.
If you have an alarm and you don't have a free city permit it may now cost you $200 if it goes off and Manteca Police respond.
By GLENN KAHL
In an effort to be closer to the public, Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker mixed with the Saturday morning breakfast crowd at Johnny's Restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
LATHROP – The search for Jeremy Lum, 28, of Lathrop reached into Stockton as far as Alpine Road with some 700 fliers being handed out.
Manteca police motorcycle officers Sgt. Nick Obligacion and David Bright took second place trophies in Saturday's police motorcycle competition in Oakland.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Police Services division of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department will be hosting its annual Junior Police Academy this summer July 20 through July 31. The academy is open to fifth- through eighth-grade students from Lathrop. Students must maintain at least a "C" grade average and have no criminal contact with Lathrop Police Services.
Manteca enjoyed its most robust month for housing starts in over a year in June as 34 new homes broke ground.
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.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
There are busy seasons.