It's ironic, in a way, that South San Joaquin Irrigation District is celebrating its 100th anniversary as California enters a third year of drought.
LATHROP – Wanted: A few good men and women in Lathrop and surrounding area. Twenty, to be exact.
FRENCH CAMP – Friday afternoon was a belated Christmas at the Mary Graham Children's Shelter.
Kirk Waters is Manteca's interim fire chief.
Kim Laruta was overwhelmed the first time she saw the finished product of "That Sister of Mine."
When it comes to planning the programs that residents turn to in their spare time, Parks and Recreation Coordinator Toni Lundgren is all ears.
The Sacramento Kings had their biggest game for the season on Dec. 28 when they played the World Champions Boston Celtics. Not only was the game a sell out, but also Olympian Michael Phelps was in attendance to receive his key to Sacramento, his own Kings jersey, and even got to sit courtside to see Manteca's Dance and Cheer Stars.
Ripon Library is going to host a unique black author in February - she is blind and in her 90s. She started writing because she "wanted to inspire people and make them feel good."
RIPON - What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a friend who cares about you every day of the year: your Teddy Bear!
FRENCH CAMP - The Haven of Peace emergency/homeless shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Coming Out of Our Shell" Crab Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 31. This year's proceeds will benefit the Haven's "day-to-day" operations so they may continue to offer a 'safe haven' to those in need in the community.
KNIGHTS FERRY - It's a magical time along the Stanislaus River.
OAKDALE - The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train offers the romance of good old-fashioned rail travel.
It was a rare sight - a goggle wearing, thrill seeking police canine riding in the sidecar of a Russian motorcycle on Ripon streets over the weekend.
Hundreds of youngsters had fun under the sun on the new playground equipment at Shasta Park over the three-day weekend.
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.
One Manteca man experienced what could be described as a "220 electrical shock."
Woodward Reservoir - a popular recreation area 16 miles northeast of Manteca - could close this summer in a bid by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to conserve water.
The first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe who resigned as the spiritual head of St. Mary's Church in Stockton after he confessed to having fathered a child is yet to file papers that would relieve him of his priestly duties.