RIPON - It is arguably the fun run with the most interesting characters racing through one of San Joaquin County's most picturesque fall settings.
The Phillips clan of Manteca had literally hours to spare before the first drops of Tuesday's rainstorm fell on their just-harvested almond orchards.
City Manager Steve Pinkerton is being blamed by the Manteca Police Officers Association's leadership for forcing the layoffs of 12 officers.
The Shasta School multi-purpose building will honor its two previous principals – William "Bill" Pinto and Richard "Rick" Mello.
Bass Pro Shop – along with Big League Dreams – may go down as the linchpins that vaulted Manteca into a regional draw.
LATHROP – Lathrop entrepreneur J. Chaka Santos has officially announced he is running for mayor in the 2010 election for mayor.
RIPON - It's a bit of Americana – enjoying ice cream together and giving blood for friends, family and community. The Delta Blood Bank is scheduled to be at the Calvary Reformed Church on Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m.
Cash Galvez, 5, and his mother Karah were among 75 people praying for the health and safety of America and the restoration of broken families – praying the Rosary with thousands of others across the country at high noon on Saturday.
STOCKTON – With music pieces that are energetic, elegant, warm, and sunny, the Stockton Symphony's third Classics concert on Nov. 19 and 21 will uplift your spirit and enthuse you. The Stockton Symphony and Music Director, Peter Jaffe, continue their 2009-10 season with a concert entitled "Serenade for the Soul," presented on Thursday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 6 p.m. at San Joaquin Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
Pablo Carrillo was shocked to see his science teacher dressed Monday in women's garb.
HALF MOON BAY - Every year when autumn rolls around, the picturesque coast around Half Moon Bay bursts into brilliant orange and buzzes with boisterous activity in celebration of its bountiful fall harvest. The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season's big event, bringing huge throngs of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a world-class festival on historic Main Street. This year's 39th festival will be held on Oct. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
RIO VISTA - The 12thAnnual Pumpkin Patch Festival returns this weekend to the Western Railway Museum. It's the only harvest festival in the area to combine rides on real trains with the search for the perfect pumpkin.
Municipal employees – with the exception of the Manteca Police Officers Association – have made an average of $11,510 per worker in general fund compensation concessions over the next two fiscal years.
David Diskin doesn't want to offend anybody.
Two Manteca men in their early 20s survived a flash fire in their 1996 Chevy Lumina Monday afternoon as it was parked in a rural dirt driveway on Peach Avenue west of Union Road shortly before 2 p.m.
Top Chef launched chef Michael Midgley's star as a small-town cook with big-league potential.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford wants the city staff to start taking steps to reduce water waste now and not later.
What are the immediate and long-term library needs of Lathrop, Manteca, and Ripon?
When Jennifer Munoz came up with the idea for trying to raise $3,000 to overhaul Santa's Downtown Manteca home, she knew it was going to be a long shot.
A "gold bar" the size of a small chocolate bar and supposedly valued at $14,000 took a trio of shoppers to the cleaners at a Manteca shopping center over the weekend.
By day, Robert Iniquez is a mild-mannered salesman with Golden State Lumber.
The year 2013 closed on a high note for other schools that are not part of the Manteca Unified School District area.
WESTON RANCH - A 49-year-old woman was arrested on charges of murdering a Weston Ranch man in his home.
LATHROP – It was the last piece of the puzzle.
By DENNIS WYATT