With rain falling through the month of May; this year's fire season is primed to be the worst in recent years. Weeds have grown to record heights and are beginning to dry rapidly. The Fire Chiefs of San Joaquin County are urging all citizens to take immediate action on any grasses or weeds that may pose a fire danger.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host a Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 5, at Oak Grove Regional Park.
The stark reality of the Memorial Day observance on Monday hit home hard when it was announced at the beginning of the program at East Union Cemetery that one of Manteca's own sons serving in Afghanistan had been wounded in the chest.
It was a rag-tag fleet of vehicles from a World War II Jeep Willy and 1965 Mustang convertible to a slew of PT Cruisers and even a Bentley that made their way down Yosemite Avenue late Monday morning.
Library Park – once the site of one of Manteca's first baseball diamonds – could be well on its way to being a true downtown square by this time next year.
Sister Ann Venita of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is inviting all seniors to the annual celebration of the feast day of the church's patron saint.The sit-down luncheon will be held in the St. Anthony's School gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. Admission is free; however, all is encouraged to bring friends along. One does not have to be a Catholic to attend. For more information, call 823-7197.
Two-year-old Alexandria Marrero was the youngest member of the audience that attended the annual Memorial Day observance at the Ripon Cemetery on Monday.
LATHROP – The combination of Pastor Mike Dillman's Vietnam War testimony and the solemn tolling of the bell during the roll call of Lathrop's fallen veterans made for a stirring and poignant Memorial Day observance on Monday.
A special group of men led Monday's Memorial Day parade – all having served in the military in World War II and now in their 80s and 90s.
Manteca's downtown farmers market returns to Library Park today from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to start a weekly run through the end of August.
Phil Waterford asked for a moment of silence.
They fought in the Battle of the Bulge, on the beaches at Normandy, on Iwo Jima, in North Africa, and on countless other battlefields.
Manteca's most popular ongoing summer diversion – the downtown farmers market – returns to Library Park Tuesday.
It was a golf cart challenge between some 15 to 20 residents of the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in the northeast section of Manteca Saturday morning – an event where laughing was more important than winning..
It could have been the story of the Navy Seal who gave his life so others could live, or the 5,800 crosses honoring those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
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.
Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.
LATHROP – Arnita Montiel remembers Mo Iorio as fun loving and gregarious.
Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.
STOCKTON – The arguments were the same.
Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.
For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.