RIPON - Ripon cops and firefighters are teaming up against a Ripon High School alumni squad for a benefit basketball game Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Ripon High gymnasium.
OAKDALE - A public meeting on Jan. 20 for a new, second permit filed to spread the remainder of Con Agra's byproduct pond mud onto rural Oakdale properties brought out less than a dozen people, including the presenters, but a new player is now in the mix.
Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009.
Zoning – arguably the biggest impact on private property that government has – could have sweeping changes in the coming months in Manteca.
LATHROP – Parking by permit only was one of the suggestions brought up during the Lathrop City Council discussion earlier this week on the problem of trucks parked on city streets.
Getting involved with gangs at an early age and having no direction could have spelt disaster for Jon Cardoza.
Gary Wilson was hit by the "love bug" when he was just a five-year-old boy.
Agape Villages Foster Family Agency has promoted Joann Beattie to Senior Vice President of Resource and Development.
Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association will present the fourth concert on its 23rd anniversary season with the New Pacific Trio, a faculty piano trio in residence at the University of the Pacific, during a concert Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
California's state-of-the-art high speed trains are likely to pass through the Manteca area.
RIPON - Ripon's Assist International humanitarian relief distribution center – with headquarters in Scott's Valley – is playing a pivotal role in the relief and rescue operations on the ground today in Haiti.
LATHROP – An incident that happened two years ago in Lathrop highlights some of the problems related to truck parking, illegal or not.
The Rainbow Girls pancake breakfast took place Sunday at the Masonic Temple on Powers Avenue.
Dick's Sporting Goods – a major sports goods store – was among the early serious prospects to locate at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
RIPON - The passion of the officers of the Ripon Police Department in reducing drinking and driving of motorists under the age of 21 was lauded this week by the California State Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in the competitive California Law Enforcement Challenge.
Dave Thompson is looking for a few kids who are lucky enough not to worry about where they will sleep at night.
Francene Escobar believes a sign posted at the intersection in front of her business on East Yosemite Avenue and Washington Street would solve a lot of traffic-related problems.
LATHROP – You can run from a lot of things, but you can't run from numbers.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.
Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.
Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.
Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.
The Manteca Police make no secret about when they're going to be holding a sobriety checkpoint during a holiday weekend.
It was by far one of the biggest ice bucket challenges to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.