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.
Manteca's fourth fire station will have a split personality when it comes to its architecture.
Come in as strangers, leave as friends.
The snack bar at East Union High's Dino Cunial Stadium is looking a lot spiffier today thanks to Michael Decker.
Ripon - facing salinity issues in well water - is looking to become part of the consortium of South County cities that own the Nick DeGroot Surface Water Treatment plant near the base of Woodward Reservoir.
There will be a lion dancing in front of the Hong Kong Chinese restaurant on South Main Street Sunday evening. Since the performance will be in the parking lot, the public is welcome to enjoy the show which will run for about half an hour starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Manteca Boys & Girls Club is hosting a free Day for Kids that is open to anyone - including non-members - today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 26th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off Wednesday when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to JC Penney in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
Bob St. John proved the value of having lunch with friends on his 83rd birthday as he rode his bicycle from Manteca's El Rancho Mobile Home Park to a Mexican restaurant in Ripon .
A slightly redesigned Oleander Estates means Woodward Avenue's neighborhood feel will remain intact.
Identify theft claimed 298 victims in Manteca during 2014.
MODESTO (AP) - California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.
Roughly 80 percent of Lathrop's water comes from the ground.
Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Bill Draa apologized for the inaccuracies on the recently approved second interim report made last week.
A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.
Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.
LATHROP – "What does a guy like me have to do in order to be able to get a girl like that?"
Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.
100 years ago
When Kirby Brown and his wife Iran visited the famed Hearst Castle in San Simeon, they were treated like royalty.
After two months of detention in Punjabi prison a Lathrop resident and United States citizen might finally be getting the State Department intervention – or at least interest – that his family has been begging for.
Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.
The drought may mean two South County water play features designed to keep kids cool and happy will stay dry for the duration
A Manteca Police officer was rear ended in his patrol car on the Highway 120 Bypass east of Union Road Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
Heavy black smoke seen for miles from burning outbuildings in Lathrop north of Louise Avenue and just east of McKinley Avenue at the end of Park Avenue drew sightseers from several communities as two outbuildings literally burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon.