RIPON - Keeping the memory and the passion of cancer research supporter Alison Council is what is motivating Ripon women to "paint the town purple" with ribbons and banners that can be seen throughout the town.
Phil Waterford – the owner of Manteca Ford-Mercury who openly strives to interweave his Christian faith and principles in his business – is the keynote speaker for the 44th annual Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast.
Six gardens will be showcased in this year's annual garden tour sponsored by the Manteca Garden Club. Two of the gardens featured are in the Del Webb community north of Lathrop Road.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields made his case for taking over the retail power distribution from PG&E in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to more than two dozen people at the Manteca library Monday night.
LATHROP – Lathrop councilman Christopher Mateo stubbornly dug in his heels. But no amount of "ranting and raving," as he described his opposition to Safe and Sane Fireworks, stopped the will of the majority.
About 500 athletes are converging on Manteca from as far away as Arizona and Utah to compete in the 2010 Manteca Senior Games that open on Saturday.
One of Manteca's most popular kids' events - the Sunrise Kiwanis' fishing derby and safety fair- takes place this Saturday, May 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the CVS Drug Store parking lot at 1190 North Main Street.
Father Dante Dammay, parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Manteca, was one of nearly 50 priests honored recently in Fremont in conjunction with the worldwide celebration of "Year for Priests" declared by Pope Benedict XVI.
Each year, the Indian Education Program servicing students of the Manteca Unified School District must present its federal grant for public viewing.
Organizers of the one-day trip to New York City along with a five-day stay in Washington, D.C., are still accepting registrations for youngsters interested in this excursion planned for June 2011.
STOCKTON - The classic comedy hit "Barefoot in the Park" opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday, May 30, at Stockton Civic Theatre.
Roughly 1,400 property owners each year fail to abate weeds until after they are issued a warning by the Manteca Fire Department.
Two have devoted their lives to educating youth. One didn't just put her heart and soul into community service but also muscle when the task came to dig graves to keep East Union Cemetery open. Another risked his life saving fellow soldiers against all odds.
Lau'ray Thomas was the 16-year-old teen who was killed in the Highway 120 Bypass crash and fire that consumed her grandmother's car when it was hit from behind at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the slowed eastbound lanes midway between Main Street and Highway 99.
A front seat teen passenger in her grandmother's late model Mercury Sable died in a horrific car fire on the Highway 120 Bypass near Highway 99 shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.
Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.
LATHROP – It's the Disneyland of skateboard parks.
The Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run benefitting the Manteca Unified Student Trust takes place Saturday, Oct. 4, in downtown Manteca in conjunction with the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair.
With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.
Northern Nevada received a major economic boost earlier this month with the announcement of Tesla Motors locating its huge battery 'gigafactory' in Reno.
Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.
Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.
A first responders' blue mass was celebrated Thursday morning at St. Anthony's Catholic Church honoring those who put their lives on the line every day for the communities they serve.
They came in waves.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon.
Millions of people tuned in to the last season premiere of the epic motorcycle crime drama that is "Sons of Anarchy" Tuesday night.
The rules have been set now that the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation has completed a major part of renovations to the Ripon High track and stadium.
It was a Price is Right moment. Others used Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame for analogy.