LATHROP - First and second grade students at Joseph Widmer school anxiously awaited the arrival of the Give Every Child a Chance Technology Outreach Program (TOP) bus.
It's called California's Main Street for a good reason.
Can PG&E survive and make a profit without the need to raise rates on its remaining customers if it no longer can rely on monthly payments from Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon consumers?
Get ready for Christmas, South County-style.
Breast mammography exams definitely saves lives, Doctors Hospital of Manteca staff members agree in their continuing efforts to meet the needs of women in the community mystified by recent studies upping the age for a breast exam to 50.
The cultural impacts of this holiday weekend stretch far beyond the widespread American celebration of Thanksgiving.
Not even the cold was enough to keep people away from the Black Friday rush.
A residence at the southeast corner of Woodward Avenue and Airport Way is about to officially become a house of worship.
RIPON - The Christmas Story "The Living Nativity" is set for Thursday and Friday nights, Dec. 11-12, outside Ripon's Calvary Reformed Church at the corner of Second and Vera avenues.
Mark Oliver has insured many things over his life – cars, houses, and businesses.
The white streamers hanging in the ceiling of Quicki-Kleen Car Wash's convenience store are not the expensive type. But for Francine Escobar, the owner of business on East Yosemite Avenue across from Lincoln Elementary School, each of the more than 100 pieces of white paper simply adorned with a black-and-white illustration of a turkey is priceless.
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.
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.