Billowing clouds of black smoke could be seen for miles late Wednesday afternoon when a doublewide mobile home caught fire in the El Rancho Mobile Home Park on East Yosemite Avenue just east of Highway 99.
The community gathered Wednesday to salute veterans during ceremonies at in the Veterans Park at the corner of Locust and First streets in Ripon's downtown where a wall of names remembers all who served American that heralded from Ripon
A Manteca area tow truck driver was lured into a trap by thieves at about 6:30 Wednesday morning and attacked when he exited his truck with injuries bad enough to require treatment at Doctors Hospital.
Students at Brock Elliott Elementary School sat almost motionless as they listened to the sister of their namesake – Charlene Elliott Carroll – tell about her brother who died in battle in Vietnam and just who he was growing up in Manteca schools.
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District, in response to the civil grand jury of San Joaquin County, adopted a policy not too long ago to take immediate action if they believe one of their own were in violation of district bylaws.