Manuel Medeiros is a unique breed of politician.
The biggest thing in Manteca this time of year isn't the twilight parade, homes with 130,000-plus lights, or even Santa's arrival at his downtown hut.
There are 10 bands, hundreds of smiling kids doing everything from twirling to dancing, and fire engines bringing up the rear carrying the guest of honor.
RIPON – Keith Moore stood patiently alongside the gazebo at the Mistlin Fountain Monday night and waited for the Christmas tree lighting festivities to begin.
LATHROP - One can't talk about Lathrop's economic growth in the last decade or so without mentioning the non-profit San Joaquin Partnership at the same time.
The sounds of the season will fill churches and schools alike starting this week.
LATHROP - One of the biggest public works projects in the South County in 2011won't be undertaken or funded by any city.
The Manteca Garden Club members are helping their city grow in more ways than one.
LATHROP – The Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas party for members and the community on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the chamber's office at 15040 Harlan Road in Lathrop. The office is located in the Save Mart shopping center and is sandwiched between Starbucks and Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
Linda Abledt was getting ready to cross the street a few years ago while on vacation in London.
LATHROP – Gracian Hulsey walked patiently with his wife Mary and their three grandchildren Friday morning at Dell'Osso Family Farms.
David Breitenbucher has been re-appointed to the Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission.
LATHROP – Residents at the Camino Real Mobile Home Estates in Lathrop could have another National Night Out in December.
Andrew Bell doesn't like all the negativity associated with the hip-hop culture.
A flurry of tree lightings will serve as the official start of the Christmas season in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.
Virginia Pina's dream came true with the grand opening of her new business - ReDesigns By V – in downtown Manteca.
A REACH Helicopter flight crew has been credited with saving the life of a roadway accident victim as they flew him to a Sacramento trauma center from a Highway 99 pileup last week.
They were lined up 10 deep at the check-out desk. Every available computer was taken. The children's section was bursting with young people.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
The City of Lathrop is putting the pressure on non-residential water customers to curtail their usage by 25 percent.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.
Miranda Frisbie and James Galindez were on top of the world. She had graduated from college recently and James had a good job for the last four years in Stockton.
FRENCH CAMP – Pete Paulsen loves hot rods.
Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.
Doctors Hospital CEO Nico Tejeda is being reassigned by the parent Tenet Health Care Corporation to East Side Hospital in El Paso, Texas in the Sierra Providence Health Network.
STOCKTON - Funeral services for former Sheriff Robert "Bob" Heidelbach will be held at Morris Chapel, University of the Pacific, in Stockton this Friday.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca has added a "Serenity Garden" inside their facility to provide patients and families a place for quiet reflection.
Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is a happy camper these days.
Cassady Hill and Kayla Keating arrived bright and early to the San Joaquin AgFest on Tuesday.
Sequoia School is getting a new address.