SACRAMENTO - Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is against a plan by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger administration to push for construction of a peripheral canal around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta without legislative or voter approval.
While attending one of the area's popular Portuguese events, Mary Del Pino overheard an older female guest lamenting that many local residents of Portuguese descent, especially those of the younger generation, are forgetting many of their old country's culture and traditions, even the language.
Calla is a name that's been associated with Manteca education for the past 108 consecutive years.
LATHROP - It's yet another sign of these tough economic times.
Avid bingo players will have an opportunity to enjoy their favorite hobby and help the struggling East Union Cemetery of Manteca at the same time.
RIPON - Roller hockey is drawing players and fans from up and down the Northern San Joaquin Valley to Ripon.
Developers ended 2008 starting 223 homes and selling about as many thanks to carry-over housing starts from 2007.
I'm a last-minute Christmas shopper.
It turns out that the even in tough times the community doesn't want to see children go without on Christmas.
LATHROP – The employees of Anderson Truss in Lathrop don't like the concept of kids going without during the holidays.
The night was cold. But the Christmas carolers, which included bundled-up young ones being carried in the arms of their parents, were oblivious to the nippy weather.
The couple from San Jose standing in the Bass Pro Shop check out line Sunday with $625 of camping and fishing gear were also getting ready to contribute $2.81 to help run Manteca's general fund services and another $3.15 to help pay for additional Manteca police officers and firefighters.
Manteca has come a long way since purchasing its first motorized fire truck - a new 1920 Ford combination pump and chemical engine - that cost $4,000 and came equipped with ladders to reach the second floor.
The Festa do Espirito Santo Manteca (FESM) is starting off a string of back-to-back crab feeds.
RIPON - The operating budget for the Ripon Memorial Library might soon get a large boost.
The proposed McKinley Avenue interchange could be the first step toward easing congestion on the 120 Bypass.
Mike Morowit's financial savvy has managed to keep Miner Mart a viable business through two economic downturns and a tectonic shift in Manteca retailing during the past 20 years.
The waiting game continues for Manteca Pastor Rob Cox.
Phil Waterford loves Manteca's patriotic backbone.
Back in the 1980s the residents along the north side of Louise Avenue between Airport Way and the railroad tracks formed the nucleus of the Manteca Rural Committee.
Manteca has entered the green versus yellow lawn quandary.
Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.
It was a red carpet event Thursday night when San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel officially installed five board members to new terms on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board during a dinner at the Spring Creek Country Club.
Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother's home with bags of food on the handle bars.
Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.
When Ripon Unified voters hit the polls in November, they'll have a say so on how to conduct future school board elections.
An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.
Dennis Bitters would rather not see you.
Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.
They come in waves.