Scenes from Wednesday's fundraiser for the Jeff Gonsalez Memorial Scholarship conducted in the Manteca High cafeteria.
LATHROP – A black bird captured in flight against a blinding bright sky. A close-up study of casual footwear worn by a trio of young children. A dramatic view of a mature tree with full foliage from the ground up.
It is a million dollar view with a $299,000 price tag.
It started as a spin-off to the blockbuster television program to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club.
Manteca's reserve firefighters have taken a 56 percent pay cut yet there is still a strong interest for the chance to land one of the available spots with the city fire department.
LATHROP - One of three small dogs that managed to escape a house fire west of Manteca last week is missing and its owner, Harold Edwards, is heartbroken.
MODESTO – Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College invites the community to a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can tour the museum displays and participate in special activities. Admission is free.
An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.
Ripon Soroptimists will hold its 12th annual "Opportuni-TEE for the Community" golf tournament Monday, May 3, at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club.
STOCKTON - St. Mary's High School and the Pacific Italian Alliance will host the first Annual Italian Olive Oil Festival on the grounds of St. Mary's High School, 5648 N. El Dorado Street on Sunday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PG&E rates for electricity may drop 2.5 percent on June 1.
Several lucky garage sale enthusiasts went home with some of the best deals in town while helping a good cause at the same time.
It wasn't life or death.
Manteca's decision to suspend the bonus bucks charge of up to $17,000 for each new home built for the next five years has touched of a mini-building boom.
RIPON - The Barnwood Restaurant Chef John Mangelos is going on stage Thursday to compete in the "Culinary Challenge" before some 750 guests in the Modesto Centre Plaza to benefit the Doctors Medical Center Alzheimer's Foundation.
Editor's note: The following is Jeff Tilton's Facebook post about the Bank of the West hostage situation in Stockton on Wednesday.
A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m. Tickets are $30 and includes tacos, two drink tickets and door prizes.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
The homeless debate at Library Park is about to become political.
Lightning didn't strike David Fitzgerald dead on Wednesday night.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
Hundreds - if not thousands - of Lathrop and Manteca residents with government insured home mortgages could avoid spending well over $2,000 a year if future growth ends up bankrolling levees to withstand a 200-year flood.
Second Saturday volunteers helped get work started on upgrading the exterior appearance of HOPE Ministries' seven transitional housing units in the neighborhood east of Doctors Hospital.
LATHROP – Politics can get nasty in Lathrop.
Just their presence alone has prompted a subsequent counter-gathering by those on the other side of the fence.
A combined flea market / yard sale?
If 200-year flood protection isn't secured - or at least a financial and implementation plan in place by July 1, 2016 - development of the Great Wolf Resort and family entertainment zone, The Trails at Manteca, and other residential projects in southwest Manteca won't take place.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees vice president Evelyn Moore filed her candidate's papers Monday at the San Joaquin County Registrar's Office in Stockton.
She did what she was supposed to do.