John Scharf has more than a few things that he can look back on with a smile.
RIPON – Joie Darretta had heard rumblings about how much fun being involved with the annual Almond Blossom Queen Court can be.
What does it cost to build a typical tract home south of the Highway 120 Bypass in Manteca?
It's been seven years in the making and the city is ready to go and has the money but the biggest part of the Library Park expansion still hasn't gotten underway.
LATHROP – The three young visitors were oblivious to the cold. And their enthusiasm was in sharp contrast to the gloomy, overcast sky as they practiced their flying and grinding tricks on the challenging courses of the state-of-the-art Lathrop Skate Park.
RIPON – Sarah Ambrose had plenty of places to turn to in order to find out what it was like to be a part of the Almond Blossom Queen Court.
Federal stimulus money can be a beautiful thing.
Almost 40 percent of Manteca's 260 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
LATHROP – A new Teen Center, a Lathrop Branch Library, an outdoor stage plus an art walk are within visual distance of Lathrop residents.
Nat Bolden and his State of Mind Jazz and Blues Band have made a name for themselves with regular monthly performances at San Francisco's famed Lou's Pier 47 Restaurant and Blues Club.
Consumers from the Manteca Community Action Program and Services look forward to the annual luncheons put together by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.
There is so much behind the gavel possession of a Rotary president – Dana Solomon of the Thursday noon lunch bunch knows that only too well.
The Magicians of basketball return to San Joaquin County for another entertaining exhibition of hoops.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.