When it comes to planning the programs that residents turn to in their spare time, Parks and Recreation Coordinator Toni Lundgren is all ears.
The Sacramento Kings had their biggest game for the season on Dec. 28 when they played the World Champions Boston Celtics. Not only was the game a sell out, but also Olympian Michael Phelps was in attendance to receive his key to Sacramento, his own Kings jersey, and even got to sit courtside to see Manteca's Dance and Cheer Stars.
Ripon Library is going to host a unique black author in February - she is blind and in her 90s. She started writing because she "wanted to inspire people and make them feel good."
RIPON - What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a friend who cares about you every day of the year: your Teddy Bear!
FRENCH CAMP - The Haven of Peace emergency/homeless shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Coming Out of Our Shell" Crab Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31. This year's proceeds will benefit the Haven's "day-to-day" operations so they may continue to offer a 'safe haven' to those in need in the community.
KNIGHTS FERRY - It's a magical time along the Stanislaus River.
OAKDALE - The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train offers the romance of good old-fashioned rail travel.
It was a rare sight - a goggle wearing, thrill seeking police canine riding in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle on Ripon streets over the weekend.
Hundreds of youngsters had fun under the sun on the new playground equipment at Shasta Park over the three-day weekend.
FRENCH CAMP - Mark Poncardas had to play the Geography Bee waiting game Friday.
Mary Del Pino's weekly Portuguese Cultural Class at the Manteca Senior Center started two weeks ago. But the overwhelming response was such that an evening session to accommodate those who have indicated their interest to attend but are hampered by their daytime jobs may be forthcoming.
Manteca is getting lower power costs for its portion of the Nick DeGroot South County Surface Water Treatment Plant plus receiving $150,646 from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District as a bonus.
Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother's home with bags of food on the handle bars.
Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.
When Ripon Unified voters hit the polls in November, they'll have a say so on how to conduct future school board elections.
An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.
Dennis Bitters would rather not see you.
Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.
They come in waves.
Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.
Everything comes in cycles for Karla Fredricks.
Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.
The picture was familiar to anybody who had followed the local news within the last week – the bullet-ridden Ford Explorer used in the failed getaway attempt by the Bank of the West robbers that ended with three people dead in North Stockton.
The West Nile Virus is more prevalent in San Joaquin County now than it was at this time last year.
Henry is an autistic and energetic child.