Ten-year-old Lucia Barragan won fourth place and a cash prize of $800 over the weekend at a national songwriting contest held in San Antonio, Texas.
Manteca's reserve firefighters took a 56 percent pay cut so they could better serve the community by allowing the city to double their ranks to 20 members.
LATHROP – A few years ago, during his days as a professional basketball player and before he was catapulted to coach in the big leagues, Lathrop native Scott Brooks returned to his alma mater to conduct basketball clinics for area youth.
RIPON - The 228,000-square-foot Diamond Dog Food plant slated to locate in Ripon's industrial park got the nod of City Council members last Tuesday night declaring the lack of an environmental impact to the industrial site.
Hot weather this fall as the almond season gets into full swing won't be a problem this year for farmers who rely on South San Joaquin Irrigation District for water.
STOCKTON – It was a day of transition Friday for homeless veterans and those former GIs living below the poverty line at the San Joaquin County Homeless Veterans Stand Down.
Manteca's fourth fire station will have a split personality when it comes to its architecture.
Come in as strangers, leave as friends.
The snack bar at East Union High's Dino Cunial Stadium is looking a lot spiffier today thanks to Michael Decker.
Ripon - facing salinity issues in well water - is looking to become part of the consortium of South County cities that own the Nick DeGroot Surface Water Treatment plant near the base of Woodward Reservoir.
There will be a lion dancing in front of the Hong Kong Chinese restaurant on South Main Street Sunday evening. Since the performance will be in the parking lot, the public is welcome to enjoy the show which will run for about half an hour starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Manteca Boys & Girls Club is hosting a free Day for Kids that is open to anyone - including non-members - today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 26th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off Wednesday when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to JC Penney in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
Bob St. John proved the value of having lunch with friends on his 83rd birthday as he rode his bicycle from Manteca's El Rancho Mobile Home Park to a Mexican restaurant in Ripon .
A slightly redesigned Oleander Estates means Woodward Avenue's neighborhood feel will remain intact.
Students enrolled in the Manteca Unified be.tech Academy's first responder program aimed at teens wanting to pursue careers as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical techs could eventually be subject to drug testing.
Lake Tulloch is expected to remain at its current level until at least Oct. 1 as the result of a water agreement reached Friday regarding flows on the Stanislaus River.
They're silent, they're agile, and they're fast.
An agency wanting to locate an emergency shelter in a general commercial zone - essentially one that accommodates retail and office uses - will soon be able to do so without obtaining a conditional use permit.
The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.
It will take roughly 300,000 gallons of water to fill the water park portion of the proposed Manteca Great Wolf Resort.
Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."
Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.
There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.
Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.
River Islands, when it is fully completed, will be a massive achievement in expert planning.