RIPON – Educators can now breathe somewhat of a sigh of relief now that the California budget impasse appears to be over.
Ron Strmiska Sr. is the patriarch to a family of race car drivers.
Yes, there are bingo games. You may even find someone crocheting. But don't assume that's all the Manteca Senior Center is about.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Mistlin Sports Park 1202 E. River Road.
It is a grating noise that Richard Behling says often keeps him up all night.
Terri Pasquini's enthusiasm for art is reflected in her tireless efforts to help create five downtown murals.
LATHROP - The City of Lathrop has an investment that perhaps no other incorporated city in San Joaquin has.
The Manteca Tennis Center on Union Road is expected to draw upwards of 100 enthusiasts of one of the fastest growing sports – pickle ball.
RIPON – Stephanie Hobbs is hoping that the community will literally run for the chance to have a state-of-the-art athletic facility.
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Atherton Homes is building a 1,572 square foot home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms at 1013 Barbados Street for $124,258.
Residents south of Lathrop Road near Union Road won't have an imposing 135-foot cell tower on their immediate skyline.
Keith Thibodeaux grew up performing in front of the television cameras.
There's a silver lining in the dry cumulus clouds that have passed over the South County during the past year – the foresight of the founders of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
An abandoned rear house at 134 Oak Street sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage in a Thursday night fire, according to Randy May, Manteca Fire Department division chief.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
There are busy seasons.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
WESTON RANCH - It's hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.
Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.
The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) that has been a fixture at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.
Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.