Jeff Saunders has his house spruced up for the holiday.
STOCKTON – It took 63 months, millions of dollars and a community coalition that seemed to swell as more time went on.
Tumbleweeds blowing cross the 120 Bypass, minor street flooding, and a few downed trees and power lines was the worst that Mother Nature could throw at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop in the biggest storm to pass through the Northern San Joaquin Valley since October 2008.
Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.
LATHROP – Arnita Montiel remembers Mo Iorio as fun loving and gregarious.
Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.
STOCKTON – The arguments were the same.
Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.
For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.
David Strait is not only an accomplished educator but a man with a passion to serve the senior citizen community at Manteca's retirement communities by sitting at a keyboard during the dinner hour and playing.
The Tracy Friends of the Library played host to a reception celebrating the efforts of Friends of the Library groups throughout San Joaquin County. Representatives from the various Friends group took that opportunity to meet and share information about what they are doing in their local communities.
The biggest wallop of the strongest storm since October 2008 is expected to slam the Northern San Joaquin Valley today just before noon.
Sometime Wednesday night the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be battered by a major storm that by the time it ends Friday may drop as much as 3 inches of rain and deliver wind gusts greater than 60 mph.
More than 8,000 people lined Yosemite Avenue Saturday to enjoy the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Christmas gift to the community - the 42nd annual Twilight Holiday Parade.
James Glaser - the executive director of the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission - is siding with PG&E against South San Joaquin Irrigation District's bid to reduce retail electric rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
By year's end Manteca could add another 500 new single family homes.
Those long waiting times at the Stockton VA Clinic might soon be a thing of the past.
It will be double the fun for guests who will be attending the Kindred Arts Association's concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
There's black gold sitting in a pile at the Manteca Unified School District farm.
Bill Cambra thinks the City of Manteca should give serious consideration to elevating part of Airport Way to serve as a levee.
The Manteca Jaguars are headed to Lathrop.
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Now is a perfect time to have a good eye-to-eye contact with many feathered friends that make themselves scarce outside of winter in the San Joaquin Valley.
Manteca Police - by virtually all yardsticks - has an impressive response time to priority one calls.
Ripon's elected leaders did some housecleaning Tuesday on their bingo ordinance.
When teachers retire, they say goodbye to their students and to the years-long everyday grind in the classroom, but not to close friends. At least, that holds true to a group of retired teachers and staff from George McParland Elementary School. Once a month, these former coworkers take time out to catch up on post-retirement stories and simply renew close friendships over a scrumptious luncheon.
Progress is being made in Manteca's two-front effort to address chronic homeless issues.
Sonny Dhaliwal knows that there isn't an endless supply of water every time he turns on his tap.
A home fire in West Central Manteca's Walnut Place neighborhood on the southeast corner of Walnut Avenue and Alameda Street caused $125,000 in damages.
A 19-year-old Manteca man was gunned down outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor in the 1200 block of North Main Street at about 9 p.m. Saturday.