RIPON - It is arguably the fun run with the most interesting characters racing through one of San Joaquin County's most picturesque fall settings.
The Phillips clan of Manteca had literally hours to spare before the first drops of Tuesday's rainstorm fell on their just-harvested almond orchards.
City Manager Steve Pinkerton is being blamed by the Manteca Police Officers Association's leadership for forcing the layoffs of 12 officers.
The Shasta School multi-purpose building will honor its two previous principals – William "Bill" Pinto and Richard "Rick" Mello.
Bass Pro Shop – along with Big League Dreams – may go down as the linchpins that vaulted Manteca into a regional draw.
LATHROP – Lathrop entrepreneur J. Chaka Santos has officially announced he is running for mayor in the 2010 election for mayor.
RIPON - It's a bit of Americana – enjoying ice cream together and giving blood for friends, family and community. The Delta Blood Bank is scheduled to be at the Calvary Reformed Church on Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m.
Cash Galvez, 5, and his mother Karah were among 75 people praying for the health and safety of America and the restoration of broken families – praying the Rosary with thousands of others across the country at high noon on Saturday.
STOCKTON – With music pieces that are energetic, elegant, warm, and sunny, the Stockton Symphony's third Classics concert on Nov. 19 and 21 will uplift your spirit and enthuse you. The Stockton Symphony and Music Director, Peter Jaffe, continue their 2009-10 season with a concert entitled "Serenade for the Soul," presented on Thursday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 6 p.m. at San Joaquin Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
Pablo Carrillo was shocked to see his science teacher dressed Monday in women's garb.
HALF MOON BAY - Every year when autumn rolls around, the picturesque coast around Half Moon Bay bursts into brilliant orange and buzzes with boisterous activity in celebration of its bountiful fall harvest. The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season's big event, bringing huge throngs of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a world-class festival on historic Main Street. This year's 39th festival will be held on Oct. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
RIO VISTA - The 12thAnnual Pumpkin Patch Festival returns this weekend to the Western Railway Museum. It's the only harvest festival in the area to combine rides on real trains with the search for the perfect pumpkin.
Municipal employees – with the exception of the Manteca Police Officers Association – have made an average of $11,510 per worker in general fund compensation concessions over the next two fiscal years.
LATHROP – The last stand-alone commercial building constructed in Lathrop was built in 2006.
A Body Vi Community Challenge has been organized to support the health of nutritionally challenged children and seniors today at 5 p.m. the Manteca Ford new car showroom with raffle monies going to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Manteca Historical Museum family of supporters is preparing for the upcoming 22nd annual Gourmet Sampler on Sunday, March 9.
Hundreds of direct jobs in Manteca-Lathrop as well as the avoidance of at least $17 million in annual costs for local homeowners are riding on a study delineating the 200-year floodplain.
Daniel Linville was the winner of the Cupcake Wars Competition last Saturday at the Christian Worship Center in Manteca.
An impromptu water geyser gushed skyward by the Black Bear Diner after a 19-year-old Manteca motorist driving southbound on Button Avenue lost control of his car and spun into a fire hydrant.
The Manteca Futbol Club scored major points with families outside of its soccer circle over the weekend.
Rain is usually bad news at this time of the year when the almond orchards are in bloom. Low temperatures leave pollinating bees cold which means they are not doing what they are supposed to do to maximize the crop yield come harvest time in the fall.
It's three days before Anthony Krayenhagen makes history as the first local comic to grace the stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts and he's worried about an event two weeks away.
Woodward Reservoir will remain at its current level for the foreseeable future.
Quincy McClain needs a little help.
A retired Manteca Unified School District teacher is learning that the life of a self-published author isn't without its drama and mystery.
Landscaping along Manteca's future sound walls as well as in common areas of neighborhoods and commercial developments could go native to conserve water.
Debbee Tarr knew that her crew could rise to the occasion.
They are piece makers in the aesthetic sense. But they also help those who helped bring peace to the world – America's veterans.