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.
It may soon be illegal to enter or take from garbage containers in Manteca.
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.
The same firm that designed and built Manteca's transit center, the animal shelter, and municipal vehicle maintenance building during the past three years could be awarded the contract for the Moffat Community Center/Veterans Hall.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District's water outlook for 2015 looks promising.
Unless Lathrop takes the necessary steps to protect the community from the threat of a 200-year-flood, all development in the community could come grinding to a halt in 2016.
A video showcasing Ripon could be under consideration at some point.
Great Wolf Resort isn't a done deal.
Sam Fant was angry.
Ten Ripon and Manteca teens are being conferred Eagle Scout status during a Court of Honor Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Manteca City Council Chambers.
Three turkey drives are taking place this weekend in a bid to cover a shortfall of 955 turkeys needed make sure struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop don't go without traditional meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Emily Darrin was late for class as she hurriedly stared at the gas pump and watched as the $10 that she prepaid rolled across the digital screen.
Relay for Life is returning to Manteca.
Douglas and Donna Sommerfeld are celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Turkeys R Us needs another 1,005 turkeys to make sure struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop don't go without traditional meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas