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.
FRENCH CAMP - Mark Poncardas had to play the Geography Bee waiting game Friday.
Two seats are up for grabs on the Ripon City Council come November.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
Here's yet another sign of the times. The demise of family-owned dairy farm operations. In many cases, the dairy farm has been handed down from one generation to the next.
By JASON CAMPBELL
LATHROP – Last year Lathrop collected $350,000 in hotel taxes.
There is a good reason these days why California has happy cows, as touted in the Milk Advisory Board-backed television advertising. It's the same reason that could put a happy smile on the faces of dairy farmers in the Golden State.
If you wait for your dad's shoes, you'll wait all your life.
The day started at 5 a.m. for the Curnejo family. Jaime and wife Velma, and their older children, were up before the break of dawn – winter, spring, summer and fall. No fail. They had nearly 200 cows to milk in the barn.
These are busy days at the FESM Hall in Manteca.
It's been 14 years since the United States drought monitor went into effect.
Thirty young Japanese students are looking for host families this summer. They will be arriving on July 26 and will be in Manteca until Aug 26. During that time, the students who are between the ages of 13 and 17, will be attending classes to be held at St. Mary of the Virgin Anglican Church at the corner of Cottage and Louise avenues in Manteca.
LATHROP – There hasn't been a dam failure in Northern California for almost half a century.
He's been on one of the most beloved American comedy series' of all time.
You will reduce your water use.
Several dozen cars stopped.