RIPON – Finding something suitable to do this weekend won't be difficult.
The Bragan Realty family was glued to their TV set this week as they watched their niece Julie Courtney, 31, of San Francisco win a "Dating With the Stars" contest on Regis and Kelly Live.
Staff from the Manteca Branch Library will team up with the Manteca Police Department to present a special storytime in the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St., Manteca, on Wednesday, March 18, at 4 p.m.
The Delta Water Users Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 12, at Isadore's, 680 North Main Street.
Manteca's municipal park crews are increasing their workload 25 percent as part of a strategy for the city to bridge a looming $11.3 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1.
RIPON – Camila Sweaney grew up watching the Ripon Almond Blossom Queen hopefuls go through the motions of the traditional pageant, and always knew that she wanted to participate.
RIPON - With flames leaping some 75 feet into the early morning sky, a long haul truck driver prevented a possible catastrophe at the Flying J Truck Stop in Ripon Thursday.
The Lathrop Manteca Sun Post is being acquired by the Tracy Press.
RIPON – Mary Bell knew that the crown that topped her head Thursday night wasn't going to be there for very much longer.
You can make $9.50 an hour as a single person and buy a three bedroom, two bathroom home in north Manteca listed at $99,900 for $538.85 a month with only $999 upfront.
RIPON – Getting everything ready for the Almond Blossom Carnival that's expected to draw thousands over the three days it runs isn't easy.
At the recent Delicato Fine Art Show, Dan Voller's "Coastal View" won first place and a blue ribbon. The landscape shown is that of the coast just south of Half Moon Bay.
Bill Stricker places his personal values over that of his athletic or coaching accomplishments.
Fifty-eight local youth wowed judges on Saturday, Feb. 21, with their tremendous display of spirit and explosive high-energy performances.
Phil Waterford knew that he had found something special when he gave away a shiny red Mustang last month to a man from Stockton.
LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.
Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.
Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.
Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.
The Manteca Police make no secret about when they're going to be holding a sobriety checkpoint during a holiday weekend.
It was by far one of the biggest ice bucket challenges to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.