Keith Thibodeaux grew up performing in front of the television cameras.
There's a silver lining in the dry cumulus clouds that have passed over the South County during the past year – the foresight of the founders of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
An abandoned rear house at 134 Oak Street sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage in a Thursday night fire, according to Randy May, Manteca Fire Department division chief.
During the opening of the Big League Dream Sports Complex, Robert "Bob" Scharmann temporarily came out of retirement to help umpire a youth baseball game.
LATHROP – A representative of Freddie Mac will be at the University of Phoenix in Lathrop Friday, Feb. 27, to give financially distressed South County homeowners advice on how to avoid foreclosure.
Tony and Crystal Davenport once thought homeownership was something that might occur after 10 years or so of marriage – if that.
The public is invited to attend the 24th Annual Arts Recognition ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane in Manteca.
RIPON – It didn't matter whether Zach Pratt was on a runway in Paris or making a trip down the walkway inside of Ripon High's multipurpose room.
California Classics – a well-kept neighborhood built off East Louise Avenue east of Cottage Way – has homes now selling for a few thousand dollars over what they sold for new nearly 15 years ago.
RIPON – When Judy Tvedt learned that the Ripon Soroptimist's would be honored for the upcoming Almond Blossom Festival with the theme of "Women at Work", she immediately started thinking about how much fun the float they'd enter into the parade could be.
Zulma Castellanos couldn't help but smile as she followed along with Manteca Librarian Ruthanne Bassett during Wednesday's story hour.
RIPON – Officer Scott Lindsay thought he was just going to be representing the Ripon Police Department when he attended the Regional Occupation Program appreciation dinner on Jan 27.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival on February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Mistlin Sports Park, 1202 E. River Road.
The challenge is on.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light.
Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is hoping to once again represent the California State Assembly 12th District.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are some of the highlights of Holy Week at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca. The same services, during the Easter Triduum that concludes Lent leading up to the joy of the Easter season, are repeated all throughout the world.
Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.
In nearly three decades Shiloh Foust has never had to worry about missing a season.
Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.
Evelyn Gonzalez plans to do a yoga pose in front of all 200 plus murals at Manteca High.
East Union High graduate Andrew Bell has become a permanent fixture in the Sacramento hip-hop scene since moving to the State Capital from the Bay Area several years ago.
The annual planting at the CAPS' campus on North Austin Road at East Yosemite Avenue adds an element of unexpected "exercise" for the consumers at the learning facility designed as an extra level of educating the physically and learning disabled in the community.
Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.
Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.
LATHROP – It's not as simple as looking at a picture and giving it the thumbs up.
Some people are born with green thumbs. Others are made.