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.
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.