It's been more than two decades since Jolynda Lyon first came up with the concept for SONdance Ministries – a place where parents can take their children for worship-based dance productions that strays far away from some of the provocative dance lessons offered today.
TRACY – The 390-foot tower dominates the skyline of South Tracy.
The most appealing landscape element at Manteca's "front door" - as the Highway 99 interchange at Yosemite Avenue has been described - may no longer be the leaning palms that create an "X" that serve as a sort of trademark for In-N-Out Burgers.
The sound of hammers singing has been picking up at Woodside Homes' Tesoro neighborhood located within the triangle created by Atherton Drive, Woodward Avenue and Van Ryn Avenue in southeast Manteca.
Manteca as an incorporated city was only 11 years old when the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society was established.
LATHROP – Here's a deal that is hard to pass up: $20 for an immaculate 2000 Plymouth Neon.
The Manteca Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a week-long baton camp from June 28 to July 2 that includes being part of the Graffiti Sweeties in Manteca's Fourth of July parade on July 3. Instructor Dandi Manuel has 40 years experience as a twirler and over 20 years as an instructor during which time a number of students have earned state and national championships. The cost for ages 4 through 6 classes from 9 to 10 a.m. is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents, and from 7 through 18 years of age from 10 a.m ...
The fate of South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to enter the retail power business won't be known until the heat of summer when 100-degree days ramp up air conditioning demand to send power bills in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon to their highest levels during the year.
LATHROP – Avoid the section of Louise Avenue between McKinley and Fifth Street on June 16 and 17.
The City of Manteca Fire Department is inviting community members to experience what it takes to douse out a simulated house fire.
The Manteca Branch Library will present Wet 'N Wetter Relays Thursday, July 8, at 3 p.m.
They had performed their version of "My God (My Guy)" from the Sister Act movies.
Proposition 16 – a statewide ballot measure with major implications on the future of retail electricity costs in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon – appears headed for defeat in Tuesday's voting.
Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker believes Manteca has more than 40 solid locations that can engage kids in wholesome activities and help counter the lure of gangs.
Pinky Rideau gave everything she had when she was up on the gazebo stage at Library Park Tuesday afternoon.
It's beginning to look a lot like summer.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.
A dispute over noise may have led to the shooting death of a Lathrop man early Sunday morning.
Elected leaders moved a step forward towards a once-a-month meeting format.
I pulled my 20-year-old dog out of the swimming pool Tuesday morning setting the tone for what I thought would become a dreaded birthday.
Steven Reed didn't know what to expect when the group of teenagers stepped up to the microphone in Woodward Park Friday evening.
Bennie Gatto wanted to be a lifer.
Things have gone from very bad to bad on the Stanislaus River watershed that's critical for South County farms and cities,
The fallen will be remembered during traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the East Union Cemetery at Union Road and Louie Avenue.