It is a ray of hope.
When friends call Bonnie and Ron Barber and get no answer, chances are they couple is in Jamaica or Maui, their favorite R&R destinations.
Growing up in Ripon had relatively peaceful memories for Ed and Terri Beeler compared to their recent church mission trip to Mexicali, Mexico where they were greeted by a 7.2 earthquake that hit shortly after they arrived.
Jack Snyder steps down Thursday as the head of what is arguably Manteca' most effective volunteer corps: The Manteca Police Department's Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police.
RIPON - Ripon Mayor Chuck Winn declared May 1 as Silver Star Service Banner Day in the community through a resolution at Tuesday night's city council meeting. It is the official day to honor those wounded and injured troops and veterans in the city of Ripon.
An annexation that includes a proposal to build 93 homes is moving through the planning process.
Two boys who grew up into successful professionals are behind a huge donation of almond snack packs to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Merrill Gardens residents with green thumbs will soon be able to putter in the garden with plenty of ease.
Not even rain kept the firefighters from doing what was needed to raise money for charity.
The 12th annual Give Every Child a Chance volunteer recognition dinner was conducted Friday at the Ripon High Fine Arts Building.
Phil Waterford – the owner of Manteca Ford-Mercury who openly strives to interweave his Christian faith and principles into his business – is the keynote speaker for the 44th annual Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast.
Artists who want to be one of those featured in the first art show and sale at the Manteca Historical Society Museum have until Monday, May 10, to sign up.
The excitement is not only in the chase, but also watching canine police officers put their four-legged partners through their paces every year at the 40th annual Manteca police dog trials in Morenzone Park on Saturday at Center Street at Union Road.
Scenes from the Earth Day activities Wednesday at the Manteca Library.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.
A dispute over noise may have led to the shooting death of a Lathrop man early Sunday morning.
Elected leaders moved a step forward towards a once-a-month meeting format.
I pulled my 20-year-old dog out of the swimming pool Tuesday morning setting the tone for what I thought would become a dreaded birthday.
Steven Reed didn't know what to expect when the group of teenagers stepped up to the microphone in Woodward Park Friday evening.
Bennie Gatto wanted to be a lifer.
Things have gone from very bad to bad on the Stanislaus River watershed that's critical for South County farms and cities,
The fallen will be remembered during traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the East Union Cemetery at Union Road and Louie Avenue.
The 2016 election may be over a year out, but five candidates have already tossed their hat in the ring to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).