Editor's note: The following are excerpts from Lauren Council's speech Saturday during opening ceremonies for the Ripon Relay for Life at Ripon High staged to benefit the American Cancer Society.
One little candle can brighten up a whole world of darkness. And one act of kindness, however infinitesimal, can make a humongous difference.
Short in stature, huge in heart for everyone he has met in the Manteca, Ripon and Escalon communities, "Shorty" Wolf, 84, is moving to his native Oklahoma today to live with son Michael Wolf.
Several years ago, Manteca High School opened a unique student-run credit union program where students not only earned academic credits but also learned real-world job skills.
For the fifth year in a row, Park View Elementary School was selected to the California Business for Education Excellence for Prestigious Honor Roll.
The Christopher Braley Wounded Warriors 5K Run/Walk Sunday helps keep off the Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.
James Boles doesn't look like an undercover cop.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District will get their day in court after all.
A flare up in a new Camp Pendleton fire in Southern California Friday brought a call for more resources from around the state including a San Joaquin County strike team. Fire crews are already battling three large grass and vegetation fires at the San Diego County Marine training base.
A fast moving grass fire destroyed two homes around noon Thursday in a semi-rural neighborhood in southwest Manteca near Wetherbee Lake.
A lawyer is making the rounds in Manteca drumming up legal fees by suing businesses over alleged American with Disabilities Acts violations.
When Nicole Stanley's two sons came running back up to her energetically after playing basketball at the park near their home, she didn't think anything of it.
They're not ready to give up the fight just yet.
LATHROP – Matt Lindemann doesn't want to come into work and find out that a kid on a bicycle was hit and killed by a passing vehicle.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.