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.
During the opening of the Big League Dream Sports Complex, Robert "Bob" Scharmann temporarily came out of retirement to help umpire a youth baseball game.
LATHROP – A representative of Freddie Mac will be at the University of Phoenix in Lathrop Friday, Feb. 27, to give financially distressed South County homeowners advice on how to avoid foreclosure.
Tony and Crystal Davenport once thought homeownership was something that might occur after 10 years or so of marriage – if that.
The public is invited to attend the 24th Annual Arts Recognition ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane in Manteca.
RIPON – It didn't matter whether Zach Pratt was on a runway in Paris or making a trip down the walkway inside of Ripon High's multipurpose room.
California Classics – a well-kept neighborhood built off East Louise Avenue east of Cottage Way – has homes now selling for a few thousand dollars over what they sold for new nearly 15 years ago.
RIPON – When Judy Tvedt learned that the Ripon Soroptimist's would be honored for the upcoming Almond Blossom Festival with the theme of "Women at Work", she immediately started thinking about how much fun the float they'd enter into the parade could be.
Zulma Castellanos couldn't help but smile as she followed along with Manteca Librarian Ruthanne Bassett during Wednesday's story hour.
RIPON – Officer Scott Lindsay thought he was just going to be representing the Ripon Police Department when he attended the Regional Occupation Program appreciation dinner on Jan 27.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival on February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Mistlin Sports Park, 1202 E. River Road.
The challenge is on.
Get ready to rock.
The Manteca Children's Foundation will be conducting their annual Blanket for Kids drive at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair and plan to continue it through the fall.
Five years after the death of their son, Jeremy, Jerry Lum and Dorothea Timmons are now looking forward to having their day in court.
A part-time security guard and a clerk at his family's Chevron station at Union Road and Yosemite Avenue, Muhammad Rashid, 30, never returned home after a Saturday night guard assignment on Lammers Road in Tracy.
LATHROP – Brent Maynor's concerns aren't necessarily limited.
Russ Munson is never one to be late.
The case involving the arrest of Jeremy Lum by three Lathrop Police officers on July 8, 2009 is riddled with inconsistencies on the part of the defendants, according to sworn depositions which have been affirmed by a judge with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.
The double-crested cormorant is not on any endangered species list.
It is going to cost nearly $150 million for levee upgrades to protect Manteca, Lathrop, Weston Ranch, and parts of rural south Manteca from a 200-year flood.
It's now the $310 million question.
Jim Anderson - a popular home-grown rock singer that pays tribute to Elvis Presley's early years - is performing on the Main Stage of the 30th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this weekend in downtown Manteca.
The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.
Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.
Good luck getting California's diverse special interest groups to agree on anything.
Educator Shane Smith is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 vote for Ripon City Council election even though he says he has been talked out of running because he is relatively new to the community.