Mel Picanco sold safe and sane fireworks years ago in Sacramento.
Bill Brown brushed aside the balmy summer air Tuesday evening and continued browsing for the perfect ear of corn at the Manteca Farmer's Market.
Ernestine Phillips is your classic traditional farmer's wife.
The second annual Babe Gotshall Benefit Concert will be held on Thursday, July 29, in the St. Anthony's Catholic Church cafeteria.
The Manteca Branch Library will present Wet 'N Wetter Relays Thursday, July 8, at 3 p.m.
FRENCH CAMP - Cynthia Henry is on the search for memories of French Camp of old to add to her manuscript about the San Joaquin County community.
WILLIAMS - A motorcycle touring group will explore the Historic Old Highway 99 road in California, departing from Williams and passing through Manteca.
The race-track name is gone. Now, the once incongruously named Bay Meadows Park that has been home for many years to the Boys and Girls Club on Alameda Street proudly proclaims a new name: Bobette and Charlie Giles Park.
RIPON - It's a restaurant filled with 30 years of memories including the "Barney Burger" where Ripon chef John Mangelos is hosting a bang-up celebration Saturday with beer sold at 1980 prices.
Safety first isn't just a slogan. It's a way of saving money.
Not even triple-digit temperatures were able to stop Manteca Police Sergeant Mike Aguilar from doing his part to help the community.
LATHROP – The sidewalk drainage repairs in front of Valverde Park, the Community Center and Senior Center that will start the week of July 12 will not have any major impact on vehicle and foot traffic to these public areas, according to city officials.
RIPON - A group of 12 English gentlemen and their ladies from Ripon, England competed for the coveted silver cup on Ripon's Spring Creek Golf Course links in an exchange of friendships that has lasted 32 years both here and in Great Britain.
Making San Joaquin County bicycle friendly for commuters and recreational cyclists carries a price tag of $43.9 million.
LATHROP - It's been a year since tragedy struck the Lum family in Lathrop with the untimely death of the then-29-year-old University of California, Berkeley graduate Jeremy Lum.
A call for help on Tuesday morning at the America's Best Value Inn on East Yosemite Avenue quickly turned into a tense two-hour standoff with police.
Monday's nearly inch precipitation on top of last week's two inches of rain from the devastating storm was the death knell for the old towering tree along the alley near the Post Office in downtown Manteca.
Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.
Once upon a time, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees met twice a month.
Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.
Six Ripon High School teens and two girls from Ripon Christian High School and a senior from Connecting Waters Charter School make up the court of Almond Blossom Queen candidates for the 2015 edition of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce event.
When it's completed the grade separation on Lathrop Road will cement the thoroughfare's status as the city's transportation core.
For 16 years, Joe Waller uses this time of year to convert his Careers in Law Enforcement class room into a barroom.
Lloyd Haworth insisted.
In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.
Jeff Saunders has his house spruced up for the holiday.
STOCKTON – It took 63 months, millions of dollars and a community coalition that seemed to swell as more time went on.
Tumbleweeds blowing cross the 120 Bypass, minor street flooding, and a few downed trees and power lines was the worst that Mother Nature could throw at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop in the biggest storm to pass through the Northern San Joaquin Valley since October 2008.