Playing the stock market and gambling - what's the difference?
Every student at Ripon High was familiar with the school's cell phone policy – phones stay hidden during class or else good-bye cell phone – until this year.
Dan Logue believes California can deliver a college degree in 18 months for $10,000.
Back in the Dark Ages, Manteca was paying PG&E the proverbial arm and leg to power and maintain street lights in the city.
You aren't going to find any snow at Caswell State Memorial Park. The light dusting of tree branches that looks like it was applied by a pastry chef – a January staple of places like Tahoe and Mammoth – is nowhere to be found. And many of the popular activities that make it a popular summer destination for valley residents that enjoy the cool and cozy Stanislaus River go out the window the first time ...
Ripon's history has been intertwined with Salida's from the beginning, despite the invisible boundary line drawn upon the Stanislaus River. Stanislaus County was born via the passage of a bill by the California state legislature on April 1, 1854 annexing part of Tuolumne County to create Stanislaus County.
Smriti Nalwa and her 9-year-old son partook in an American pastime back in 2005. They went on the bumper car ride at Great America in Santa Clara. Her son was driving. And - as one would expect on a bumper car ride - they got bumped. At one point they got bumped from the front and then from behind. Nalwa placed her hand on the dashboard to brace herself. She ended up breaking her wrist. ...
A demonstration of animal love and concern was paramount at the Simmons' home in Ripon when 9-year-old daughter Riley was able to come home from a Bay Area hospital over the holidays. The picture a family member snapped tells it all as the family cat snuggled up next to the young Ripon girl who had brain cancer surgery early in December.
"There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Service is the price you pay for the space you occupy.
Getting a bit antsy about the fiscal cliff?
Betsy Ross would be stunned. It costs $300 for those wanting to display Old Glory on a 15-foot flag pole in front of their home. No, that's not for the price of the flag pole. That's an $800 item. The $300 covers the cost of the required City of Manteca building permit. If you want to add a light the materials will cost you about another $400. Don't put away the checkbook yet. Adding a ...
Hollister - the store not the town - has to be one of the last places on earth that any sane 56-year-old would go.
It was much to do about etiquette training and modesty when six Ripon girls signed their contracts to take part in the upcoming contest for the crown of Almond Blossom Queen.
As I reflect over the past month, tons of feelings and emotions rush to mind! Many are heartwarming, some are sad, some made me smile, a lot of laughs, and some are exhausting to even think about again! Now that's a lot for one month! I want to focus on the way we feel when Christmas rolls around. As I check Facebook, I see endless posts letting the world know how much my "friends on ...
Pundits - and editorial cartoonists - are having a field day over Congress' decision to restore funding for air traffic controllers while letting programs such as Headstart for low-income kids and Meals on Wheels for shut-in senior citizens take federal budget hits.
"This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis.
People need to stop having heart palpations over Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Meeting a couple of Ripon folks, and one from Linden and another from Tracy was an unexpected pleasure in my brief two days of jury duty this week – especially when four of us just happened to go out to lunch together on Thursday.
FRENCH CAMP – It's a funny thing, this horse racing business.
She's a single mom in her early 30s. She lives in an old farmhouse in an almond orchard five miles east of Manteca. The closest neighbor is a quarter mile of a way but the trees make it impossible to see their home.
Yosemite National Park is not Disneyland.
The aging RV was parked under a stately tree providing relief from the 90-degree midday heat.
Bell bottom pants. Flare-leg pants. Men's rayon tie scarves. Polyester suits.
Call it farmer smarts
How many calories are in 16 ounces of orange juice? Try 220 calories.
Anthony Alcaraz sat forward in his seat, staring quizzically at the track, convinced someone had made a mistake.
Is San Joaquin County business friendly?