STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office announced today, a West Nile Virus horse fatality is the first in San Joaquin County for 2009. Although the Agricultural Commissioner recommends all horses receive the WNV vaccine, the horse had not previously been vaccinated.
LATHROP – The public is invited to attend a Relay for Life "Bunco Night" fund-raiser to be held Friday, Aug. 7, in the cafeteria at Lathrop High School. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
LATHROP – Lathrop's newest bank, the Community Banks of Northern California, is inviting area residents to come and "meet, greet and eat" with the bank personnel on Saturday, Aug. 8. The bank will host the barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Community Banks of Northern California, a full-service bank, is located at 210 Towne Centre Drive, just east of City Hall in the Mossdale Landing and behind Target store.
In a story about a local skateboard company getting off the ground that ran in the Thursday, July 30 edition of the Manteca Bulletin, the longtime friend of company owner Frank Alvarado that was taken by cancer was Katy McKenzie – not Katie McKenzie as was mentioned in the story. It was ovarian cancer that claimed her life, not breast cancer as reported.
Del Webb in Manteca is a unique community of retired folks who have come together much as a family – all very evident at Tuesday's National Night Out parties.
James Carpenter and James Steen go out of their way for National Night Out.
Tuowanda Salgado knows exactly how hard it is to get your identity back once somebody gains access to your crucial credit information.
Manteca Police Department's Community Emergency Response Team conducted their 15th annual car show and legal cruise on Sunday at Library Park.
It has been almost a decade since neighbors started gathering in the driveway of Tom and Gayl Wilson's home for the annual National Night Out celebration and barbecue.
LATHROP – It was hard to ignore the obvious. The National Night Out block parties against crime held Tuesday night in Lathrop were bigger than ever.
Where is the most exclusive bar in the South County?
It was a sky-diving, birthday adventure from 13,000 feet marking Archie Shields' 90th birthday for him and for his great-granddaughter Andrea Guin Saturday.
LATHROP - The forecast for Lathrop from November to March calls for snow – lots of it.
It was a lesson first grader Jordon McCain remembered from his first grade class at the McParland School Annex – when and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
RIPON - It's the wheels that make a skateboard and the senior owner of the new Woodpushers Board Shop in Ripon, Gary Edmiston, has rich memories and interesting stories about his own teen years.
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.