A short time ago, Erick Varela's journey from military service in Iraq to being introduced at the White House by Michelle Obama would have been more than implausible.
LATHROP – That rickety old bridge on Manthey Road that crosses the San Joaquin River will soon be getting a major upgrade.
As Manteca residents shop for their Super Bowl party this weekend, they will find the Manteca High football team honored on special commemorative Crystal Creamery milk cartons.
For area farmers, it's 1975-1976 all over again.
LATHROP – For his first two years on the Lathrop City Council, Omar Ornelas dealt with turmoil.
At age 98, Joe Martinez was the oldest member from "The Greatest Generation" at Thursday's Manteca Mural Society brainstorming session.
A structure fire in the 400 block of North Grant Street caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Wednesday morning.
John Harris' wife wanted to buy 10 roses.
LATHROP – Medical benefits are expensive.
The Manteca Mural Society is seeking input from World War II veterans, their families, and others to set the perimeters for an artists' competition to select the design for the next mural.
LATHROP – Rich Hogan isn't a farmer.
The proverbial light - powered by tax revenues - is at the end of the tunnel.
It just became a little bit easier to get to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport from Interstate 5.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
FRENCH CAMP - The French Camp McKinley Fire District was awarded a $250,000 traffic safety grant for the purchase of extrication equipment for distribution to 15 fire districts within San Joaquin County.
It's a business at the forefront of the movement towards fossil fuel-free transportation.
Zachariah Gomez Hernandez smiled.
Electricity generated at federal facilities will start powering the South San Joaquin Irrigation District offices and a portion of the agency's pumps starting in 2015.
STOCKTON - An open forum featuring the three candidates running for superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education will be held Thursday, April 24, in the Fireside Room of Central United Methodist Church in Stockton, 3700 Pacific Avenue. The event, which is open to the public free of charge, will begin with a "meet and greet" starting at 6:15 p.m. followed by the presentation of the candidates at 6:30 p.m.
Just over a month ago the Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park was busting at the seams with squatters.
Steve Winter - a Manteca High Buffalo through and through for 40 years first as a student, then as a teacher and coach, next as an administrator, and then five years as principal - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Distracted driving involving a cell phone is believed to be responsible for the death of a 14-year-old pedestrian.
LATHROP – It took eight years before Lathrop's Well 21 – constructed to serve the Mossdale and River Islands developments – was considered safe enough to bring online to augment the city's water system.
The City of Ripon is holding its annual Community Yard Sale at the Mistlin Sports Complex on Saturday, May 3, from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
At an early age, Ramon Villalobos knew he wanted to be a comic book artist.
Ramon Villalobos is thrilled to be part of Marvel Comic's "What If: Age of Ultron" series.
You can go jump into the lake today.
How much is a decorative archway worth?
For Noah Ledesma the practice was the same.
They came in droves.