Vickie Conner rang the bell several times within the quarter of an hour she was on the phone.
A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.
It is payback time for many Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club telethon volunteers.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
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One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Thanks indirectly to an ADA requirement, one of the largest annual crowd attractions in downtown Manteca is moving to another location.
The man convicted of murdering 51-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his 8-year-old daughter in June of 2013 is trying to get a new trial.
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On paper the lawsuit over whether Lathrop's one-cent sales tax increase was convoluted and inflammatory.
Build it and they will come.
The supporters of the Ripon High School athletic stadium construction are angry over the theft of an $11,500 Rhino 4-wheel quad used in the last three years of the multi-million dollar restoration project.
Greg Lewis and Michael Parmenter sat in a table for two halfway between the bar and the main dining area of Finley's Bar and Grill. The two friends from Stockton are having lunch on the last day of 2014. They are among the regulars who have discovered this out-of-the-way modest-looking bar and grill on Airport Way between Lathrop Road and French Camp Road.
The North Pointe Specific Plan is a major project taking place in northeast Ripon.
STOCKTON - Former Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Mulvihill will take the oath of office on Thursday, Jan. 22, as San Joaquin County's newest Superior Court Judge.
Jessica Doyle spent her New Years Eve waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
State emergency officials were bracing for the worst.
Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.
SALIDA - Major construction activities associated with the Highway 99/Highway 219 Kiernan Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project are anticipated in early January.
New Years' Eve celebrations netted five DUI arrests in addition to major injury accident in Manteca at 2 a.m. on the first day of 2015, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
Sam Farrow has been grinning from ear to ear since Christmas - and for good reason.