Manteca's Charlie Brown Christmas tree is no more.
RIPON – After 18 years of humbly serving the community they love, Soroptimist International of Ripon is now getting an abundance of gracious thanks.
Young Hannah Gonzales couldn't help but be transfixed on the myriad of puppets performing before her.
The Lincoln School Parent-Teacher Club will be hosting a Texas Roadhouse "Drive Thru To Go" fundraiser dinner in the front parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22.
It is the next big thing in Manteca housing.
Call it a concerted effort.
RIPON – Kamie Goforth has always harbored ambitions to be a part of the Almond Blossom Queen competition.
RIPON – Kimberly Stegner knows exactly what she wants to do when she graduates from Ripon High in the spring.
LATHROP - Lathrop residents could be digging deeper into their pocketbooks for the next five years starting in February for the privilege of flushing their toilets and turning on their faucets for a drink of water.
Nominations are being sought for the Manteca Hall of Fame's Class of 2009.
Ted Parker grows a variety of produce in his northwest Manteca backyard.
RIPON – Getting involved in the community is something that just comes naturally to Michelle Ambrose.
RIPON – Having her mother volunteering as part of the court of the Ripon Almond Blossom Queen several years ago gave Camila Sweaney an early taste of what the event was all about.
She did what she was supposed to do.
A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.
Jaden Powell's favorite subject in school is science.
Arguably the most ambitious private-public partnership ever undertaken by the City of Manteca - the proposed 187-acre family entertainment zone that could be anchored by a Great Wolf Resort - is about to get another player.
Two seats are up for grabs on the Ripon City Council come November.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.
By JASON CAMPBELL
LATHROP – Last year Lathrop collected $350,000 in hotel taxes.
There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.
If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.
The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.
These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.
It's been 14 years since the United States drought monitor went into effect.
Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.