Bryson Cwik, Jessica Jones, Hali Pekron and Veronica Rogers, high school members of the Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, were recently accepted into the California All State Honor Orchestra. These four students were selected out of several hundred high school applicants from around the state who auditioned by submitting a CD recording. They rehearsed and performed with the All State Honor Orchestra March 12-15 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Conference in Ontario.
LATHROP – Marlene Taylor was hard to ignore with her a la Christina Aguillera green wig and matching triple-tiered faux emerald necklaces standing out against her white peasant blouse.
Get ready for the boys - and girls - of spring.
First, the bad news when it comes to the drought.
A Manteca Police dog that died in the line of duty some 35 years ago is going to be remembered Tuesday, March 31, along with 10 other canines who gave their all in protecting their communities.
Elaine Thompson knows that people are going to enjoy themselves at the annual murder mystery dinner held every year to benefit the Manteca CAPS program that cares for developmentally disabled adults.
Manteca's spring fair is at a crossroads.
The Manteca High Class of 1959 is planning a reunion on May 30-31.
Stephany Howard didn't let her missed baskets at the Boys and Girls Club ruin her fun Tuesday morning.
Fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a home in the 1100 block of Shasta Street shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night.
RIPON – St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon is gearing up for a major expansion that would include a kindergarten through eighth grade school for up to 200 students, a new church that is expected to double the existing church's capacity, a chapel, convent and a multi-purpose building.
RIPON - Depending on the financial situation in the next several months, Ripon municipal employees might find themselves facing furlough days by the time May rolls around.
A looming 20 percent drop in property tax revenues could make Manteca municipal budget deficit projections for the 2010-11 fiscal years swell by $1.3 million.
The ball is now in the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission's court for Manteca's most controversial annexation in decades – 107.5 acres that include the Manteca Unified office complex, bus garage, and school farm along with 18 homes.
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.
Lincoln Park's makeover is continuing.
A brawl that broke out between adults at the annual Ripon High School Quarterback Club's fund-raising golf tournament at 3 p.m. Friday brought police officers to the private Spring Creek Golf and Country Club where they found two men fighting amidst a large crowd gathered near a golf cart on the course.
Voters in the Manteca Unified School District will have one measure on in the November ballot that others outside that geographical area will not have to worry about. They will have to decide whether the election of Board of Education trustees should be by area only or at-large.
They are two conspicuous figures on the Tidewater Bike Path.
The sweepstakes trophy in the 52nd annual Ripon Almond Festival Parade Saturday went to the Ripon Future Farmers of America.
All that Frank Guinta wanted were a few friends to come visit with him while he was still able.
Make room, Michael Recycle. You've got company in the yard at the City of Manteca's Solid Waste Division.
Call it a practice run.
Care packages for troops stationed overseas were delivered this week.
When it comes to the Cupcake Wars Competition, Kelly Perea is predicting good things for today's event at the Christian Worship Center in Manteca.
It was something of an exercise in karma when Virginia Archer moved into the Commons at Union Ranch and met retired Hayward jeweler and avid pilot Vernon Minor.
Watering yards every other day during restricted hours and doing such things as employing quick-acting nozzles to wash cars won't cut it when it comes to Manteca residents conserving water.