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.
The wick on the red scented candle had nearly reached the bottom of the votive, and the flame – the last remaining out of the more than a dozen candles that had accumulated at the makeshift memorial for Kelly Marelich – flickered wildly as a breeze crept through the alley.
Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.
Get caught for speeding fast enough in the Highway 99 construction zone through Manteca and it could set you back nearly $1,000.
She's a farmer. She's a businesswoman. She is a postal worker; and to the best of her knowledge, she was Manteca's first letter carrier. She is an artist, a landscaper and designer. She is also an architect and a homebuilder, and although she does not have the official papers to declare her as one, she has the house that she built as proof.
LATHROP – Lathrop business owners want a do-over when it comes to Measure C.
Bryan Pennino likened the sparkling new Altamont Corrdior Express Maintenance Facility as an auto repair shop.
LATHROP – A group of die-hard soccer players asked the City of Lathrop for more leeway so they could further expand their blossoming operation.
Developers are betting Manteca is going to go boom.
How is the current Manteca City Council doing?
Noah Valdez might have the spirit and moves of a basketball player, but he's got a legion of soccer players cheering him on.
It hasn't taken Randy Schaapman long to leave his mark on collegiate rodeo.
Mary Del Pino is getting ready to resume her Portuguese Cultural classes in Manteca.
Steve Perea isn't trying to run anybody out of town.
Manteca home builders want the city to speed up processing development plans but apparently they don't want to pay for it.
The Delta Rebels are no more.