It's a labor of love in police work, and of the ministry for one Manteca police officer and his wife.
LATHROP – The mortgage meltdown and home foreclosures have dominated the news from Lathrop in the last several months.
El Rancho Mobile Home Park owner Marie Raymus said Wednesday that recently released child predator Dewayne Smith, 50, is not now staying with his parents in their mobile home in Manteca.
LATHROP – You won't find Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolf hanging around Santa if you venture out to Dell'Osso Farms.
NAME: Emmanuel Garcia, age 12
An increase in small donors giving everything from $10 to $100 helped the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop raise $73,625 during their annual two-day telethon that ended Tuesday night.
Dewayne Michael Smith, 50, a convicted child sex offender, was released into the Manteca community Tuesday after spending some 22 years at Atascadero State Mental Hospital located on the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Manteca's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in front of the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
Volunteering has always come easy for Jeff and Jan Stoermer.
At the time of her passing, Dara Torrano was president of the local women's bowling association.
Benny Arnold's food bag had a can of ham instead of a frozen turkey.
Friday's Give Every Child a Chance After School dance competition featured 136 kids in 14 dance crews.
RIPON - Citizens of the Ripon community along with area firefighters honored Code 3 for a Cure founder Lorenzo Abundiz Friday morning in the engine bays of Station One on Stockton Avenue on his nationwide journey.
The biggest holiday party in Manteca is being planned by Manteca Soroptimists for their upcoming 30th Annual Holiday Affair.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.
Boy Scout merit badges are about learning skills to help frame a positive life in whatever profession they choose.
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.