I'm a last-minute Christmas shopper.
It turns out that the even in tough times the community doesn't want to see children go without on Christmas.
LATHROP – The employees of Anderson Truss in Lathrop don't like the concept of kids going without during the holidays.
The night was cold. But the Christmas carolers, which included bundled-up young ones being carried in the arms of their parents, were oblivious to the nippy weather.
The couple from San Jose standing in the Bass Pro Shop check out line Sunday with $625 of camping and fishing gear were also getting ready to contribute $2.81 to help run Manteca's general fund services and another $3.15 to help pay for additional Manteca police officers and firefighters.
Manteca has come a long way since purchasing its first motorized fire truck - a new 1920 Ford combination pump and chemical engine - that cost $4,000 and came equipped with ladders to reach the second floor.
The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.
RIPON - The operating budget for the Ripon Memorial Library might soon get a large boost.
Manteca is about to become the Northern California Pickle Ball Mecca for the Over 50 set.
The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley will be half built by mid-year.
New Hope Church has embraced the Chief's Initiative - an effort targeting at risk youths with prevention programs - in a big way.
In the past six years, Jean Alexander has made it to nearly all of the senior citizen luncheons hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry and Caring.
First Assembly of God Pastor Mike Dillman and dozens upon dozens of other volunteers don't think people should spend Christmas Eve alone.
Jaylen Jackson played several games while enjoying a slice of pizza at Monday's annual Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop.
RIPON – Ripon's Board of Education will have to look at how to cut more than $1 million out of their operating budget due to the state's budget crisis.
It was an honest mistake.
Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.
New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.
Ripon Rotary President Harrison Gibbs has never been known to let grass grow under his feet and taking on his club's presidency is no different.
Shots rang out shortly before noon Saturday in a quiet residential neighborhood across from Veritas School at the intersection of Pagola Avenue and Collins Street where two men in their early 20s were struck by gunfire - one in the leg and the other in the buttocks.
What a better way to enjoy the last few weeks of summer than the senior luncheon at the St. Anthony Parish gymnasium on Thursday.
Two people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds following a drive-by shooting near a Manteca school on Saturday morning.
Lance Morrow wasn't sure that the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant would be available this year.
The entire ordeal took less than a minute.
Friday wasn't a day of celebration for Rob Cox.
Kristin Olsen is making her mark at the State Capitol.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016.
It took more than two months, a week in the San Joaquin County Jail, a $100,000 cash bond and countless trips back-and-forth to Las Vegas.
Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have inched up slightly after dropping for two straight years.
All that Magdi Zakher wanted was equipment.