LATHROP – The three young visitors were oblivious to the cold. And their enthusiasm was in sharp contrast to the gloomy, overcast sky as they practiced their flying and grinding tricks on the challenging courses of the state-of-the-art Lathrop Skate Park.
RIPON – Sarah Ambrose had plenty of places to turn to in order to find out what it was like to be a part of the Almond Blossom Queen Court.
Federal stimulus money can be a beautiful thing.
Almost 40 percent of Manteca's 260 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
LATHROP – A new Teen Center, a Lathrop Branch Library, an outdoor stage plus an art walk are within visual distance of Lathrop residents.
Nat Bolden and his State of Mind Jazz and Blues Band have made a name for themselves with regular monthly performances at San Francisco's famed Lou's Pier 47 Restaurant and Blues Club.
Consumers from the Manteca Community Action Program and Services look forward to the annual luncheons put together by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.
There is so much behind the gavel possession of a Rotary president – Dana Solomon of the Thursday noon lunch bunch knows that only too well.
The Magicians of basketball return to San Joaquin County for another entertaining exhibition of hoops.
MODESTO – Willie Lewis Brown, Jr., two-term mayor of San Francisco and longest-serving speaker of the California State Assembly (1980 – 1995), will provide the keynote address entitled "How Martin Helped Shape My Life" at the community-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration to be held Friday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Modesto Junior College Auditorium.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
Every time someone buys a dollar's worth of taxable merchandise in San Joaquin County they are contributing a half cent to fix potholes, build major roadways, construct railroad crossings, secure bike paths and roadway landscaping plus help advance rail and bus transportation.
Dr. Darwin Yip, M.D., has joined the staff of the Valley Cancer Medical Center in Manteca as its first full-time radiation oncologist at the state-of-the-art facility located in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
Manteca reduced irrigation of municipal parks to allow overall water consumption in August to drop 11 percent over August 2013.
Names of three school campuses were left of the text for the $159 million Manteca Unified School District bond on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Complaints against the homeless dumping trash out of Toters and littering neighborhood streets in search of recyclables is prompting the City of Manteca to launch a pilot program using locked residential Toters.
Six of San Joaquin Top 10 crops increased in value in 2013 from that of the previous year.
Bonus bucks won't be collected for another 28 months - if ever again.
The Manteca Police make no secret about when they're going to be holding a sobriety checkpoint during a holiday weekend.
It was by far one of the biggest ice bucket challenges to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
LATHROP – Taxes and Lathrop seem to go together about as well as oil and water lately.
The theme of the St. Anthony of Padua Harvest Festival this year speaks of unity. "We are one in the spirit; we are one in the Lord."
Editor's note: John Vonhof is a Manteca resident who has pedaled 5,000 miles so far on a road bike this year. He indicated he tries to make himself visible and be safe but has had a lot of close calls.
The following is the complete text of the Manteca Unified School District bond that voters will be before voters in the Nov. 4 election. The $159 million bond will cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. So if your house is assessed at $300,000, it will add $180 a year to your property tax bill if the bond passes.
The Robert Greenbach family that was burned out in a house fire last week is asking for community help in finding another place to live and in replacing clothing and furniture for them and for their children.
The second day of the Color the Skies over Ripon fundraiser Sunday saw Ripon's young cancer survivor Riley Simmons, 10, treated to her first hot air balloon ride as the "Free Spirit" ascended out of Mistlin Sports Park with her grandfather Kurt Hodges at her side.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.