Sue Bloodgood is lucky to be alive.
There's one important reason the oleander was the plant of choice for the median strip of Highway 99.
The biggest holiday party in Manteca is being planned by Manteca Soroptimists for their upcoming 30th Annual Holiday Affair.
Manteca Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Holiday Open House from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 at the museum, 600 W. Yosemite Ave. On display will be 17 Christmas trees, some trimmed with vintage ornaments. Animated figures, some life-size, adorn the Memorial Building front window. Traditional Christmas carols will be sung and holiday background music will be provided by Keri Stewart. A drawing will be held offering a gift basket and items from the gift shop. A wide array of refreshments will be served and admission is free.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
Every wonder what attracts people to visit Manteca?
The Manteca Unified Student Trust, or MUST, will be conducting its team basketball clinic this Saturday at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
McKinley Avenue could one day define the outer reaches of southwest Manteca and how that part of the community develops.
Valley commuters on their way to work in the Bay Area early Monday morning were treated to a rare visual treat in the Altamont: white chocolate hills that turned the normally brown and green vista into a winter wonderland magic.
LATHROP – It may not turn out to be as expensive and as laboriously long as the City of Lathrop's Matt Browne case, but a personnel issue involving the demotion of a 15-year fire captain with the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is also being reviewed by an administrative law judge.
Six months ago, the only shelter that the 1.4-acre parcel wedged between Grant Avenue and the back of Dribbles' Car Wash and Burger King provided was for a homeless encampment amid rubbish and weeds.
Sue Teunissen at this point wouldn't mind at all if the community was able to come forward with just enough money to put hams on the tables of struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon this Christmas.
Delicato Vineyards is holding its 22nd annual Fine Art Show from Saturday, Jan. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. All art in this show will be available for sale.
More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.
Scores of quilts, from wall hangings and wearable arts to three-dimensional fabric dolls, are not the only attractions at this weekend's 36th annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show.
In an effort to reduce the number of distracted drivers and speeding on Manteca streets, motorcycle traffic officers are stepping up enforcement to keep serious accidents to a minimum.
St. Anthony's Parish will co-sponsor a Taize Prayer Service with Manteca Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 5, starting at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 525 E. North St.
It's a harsh $168 million reality.
Riley Simmons was standing tall as she received the "Every Student Succeeding Award" from the Association of California School Administrators' San Joaquin Chapter.
Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.
Chase bank customers who conduct their transactions at the Raley's store in Manteca while doing their grocery shopping will see the end of that convenience on May 7.
They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.
Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.
The celebration for Read Across America has already begun.
When Richard Perez was in his early 30s he had a vision. God came into his room, lifted him up out of bed and took him into his kid's room. There, God told Perez that he needed to change the harmful direction of his life or he would find his kids were no longer a part of his life. The vision shook Perez. He'd never experienced anything like it. Yet, he found it difficult to comply. He wasn't ready to pull away from the road of destruction he'd been on since his teen years.
LATHROP – Over the course of the last six months the Lathrop City Council has approved spending just over $191,000 for a restroom at River Park South, the demolition and reconstruction of the 7th Street Skate Park, study space at City Hall and solar lighting at Woodfield Park.
Ninety-one entries in the weekend's Almond Blossom Festival Art Show drew a number of awards for their artworks and photographs. Noted artist Dan Petersen said he had fun judging the show, adding that it has improved much in the past year.
Gordon Kennedy trudges between rooms of his music lesson studio lackadaisically.