Near record highs in January are setting the stage for California to go from a blue state to a dry state.
Eva Ruthland is a lady with class - and a story to tell.
RIPON – Seven hopefuls are seeking the crown as the 47th annual Ripon Almond Blossom festival queen.
Manteca could position itself as a major distribution center for Northern California with a massive rail and truck distribution center.
Manteca's Charlie Brown Christmas tree is no more.
RIPON – After 18 years of humbly serving the community they love, Soroptimist International of Ripon is now getting an abundance of gracious thanks.
Young Hannah Gonzales couldn't help but be transfixed on the myriad of puppets performing before her.
The Lincoln School Parent-Teacher Club will be hosting a Texas Roadhouse "Drive Thru To Go" fundraiser dinner in the front parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22.
It is the next big thing in Manteca housing.
Call it a concerted effort.
RIPON – Kamie Goforth has always harbored ambitions to be a part of the Almond Blossom Queen competition.
RIPON – Kimberly Stegner knows exactly what she wants to do when she graduates from Ripon High in the spring.
LATHROP - Lathrop residents could be digging deeper into their pocketbooks for the next five years starting in February for the privilege of flushing their toilets and turning on their faucets for a drink of water.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.