Forget the Dow Jones Average or the leading economic indicators monitored by the Federal Reserve.
RIPON – For more than a decade the annual 'Taste of Ripon' has given residents the chance to mingle with downtown merchants in a friendly and festive environment.
You don't have to travel back East, drive up the high country or to the famed Sierra foothills to see for yourself that, indeed, autumn is here.
Santa's Wonderland at the Manteca Bass Pro Shops opened Saturday and runs through Dec. 24. Kids can get a free photo with Santa plus make free crafts.
LATHROP – There's several inches of snow on the ground in Lathrop and it's going to stay there until at least March.
Bay Meadows Park adjoining the Boys & Girls Club could be renamed in honor of the late Bobette and Charlie Giles.
California voters in November 2010 may be asked to vote for a ballot measure that significantly curtails the state's ability to borrow or simply take money from cities and counties in order to cover state budget deficits.
RIPON - The number of Ripon Unified students losing their bus passes – 24 in just two weeks – has raised concerns among the school district administration. Passes had been initiated in mid-October because of the troubled economy's affect on the schools' budget.
Sometimes there's a place for glitz, glamour, and glitter.
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District on Tuesday will recognize students who achieved perfect 600 scores in the California Standards Test.
A "Center of Excellence" status has been awarded to Doctors Hospital of Manteca for its level of breast care given to its patients.
RIPON - The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 64th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 4th & Orange Streets in Ripon.
The second teen-age suspect in Thursday's theft of a tip box at the Kiwki-Kleen Car Wash and convenience store in the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue was located at his high school Friday morning.
RIPON - The 10 to 12-year-old network that connects all of Ripon Unified School District's computer operations was described as being obsolete this week by Jerry Springer, director of Internet Technology for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
Six-year-old Emily Hum dropped by Manteca's Union Road fire station Wednesday to meet some special guys - firefighters and medics who saved her life.
LATHROP – Dalwinder Dhoot can't dispute the fact that Lathrop voters overwhelmingly supported a one-cent sales tax increase in 2012 – to the tune of more than 77 percent.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal wanted to do was bring some family entertainment to town.
The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.
Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.
LATHROP – When Rosalinda Valencia called for Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal to step down from his position at a meeting last month it drew a collective exasperated breath from the crowd.
Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.
"Little drops of water
The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.
There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.
There are four seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.
Jon Walkup is at it again.