Pumpkin mania gets into full swing Saturday when two South County traditions - the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair in Manteca and the Dell'Osso Farms Pumpkin Maze in Lathrop - get underway at 10 a.m.
Crystal Downs couldn't be happier with the mural that will grace the north side of her State Farm Insurance building at 259 North Main Street.
Dev will make her national television debut on Lopez Tonight.
Jermaine Lenorse Williams, 30, appeared before Superior Court Judge Ron Northup Tuesday afternoon to answer charges of kidnapping and rape involving a 30-year-old woman he had reportedly invited to his home Friday night after exercising at a local gym.
Manteca City Manager Steve Pinkerton - when mid-2011 rolls around - will have given up $30,000 a year in compensation.
There are 23,400 students on 30 campuses in the Manteca Unified School District.
Less than two days remain to save 50 percent on carnival tickets for the Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair carnival that starts Wednesday.
Cat owners in the Mayors' Park area, west of Union Road, are complaining someone is shooting their cats with a pellet gun. One resident reportedly called the city's animal control officer to pick up his dead pet, claiming it had been shot with a pellet gun.
Florence Vierra turns 105 today.
Ten-year-old Lucia Barragan won fourth place and a cash prize of $800 over the weekend at a national songwriting contest held in San Antonio, Texas.
Manteca's reserve firefighters took a 56 percent pay cut so they could better serve the community by allowing the city to double their ranks to 20 members.
LATHROP – A few years ago, during his days as a professional basketball player and before he was catapulted to coach in the big leagues, Lathrop native Scott Brooks returned to his alma mater to conduct basketball clinics for area youth.
RIPON - The 228,000-square-foot Diamond Dog Food plant slated to locate in Ripon's industrial park got the nod of City Council members last Tuesday night declaring the lack of an environmental impact to the industrial site.
Hot weather this fall as the almond season gets into full swing won't be a problem this year for farmers who rely on South San Joaquin Irrigation District for water.
STOCKTON – It was a day of transition Friday for homeless veterans and those former GIs living below the poverty line at the San Joaquin County Homeless Veterans Stand Down.
The celebration for Read Across America has already begun.
When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.
Zephyr is back.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Ray Joseph, 20, of Sacramento, has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a Manteca couple as they slept in their bed at their home on Victory Avenue in September of 2013.
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New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.
New Melones Reservoir - the linchpin dam on the Stanislaus River - is dropping again on the eve of a four-day weather system that promises to usher in March with a whimper.
Tracy Cemetery is the resting place of nearly 1,000 veterans. They may be gone but certainly not forgotten.
The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.
Manteca's adopted budget calls for the city to dip into reserves to close out the books on June 30 to bridge a $592,940 structured deficit.
Don't expect to find that complimentary glass of water on your table the next time you sit down at a restaurant.