RIPON - It is arguably the fun run with the most interesting characters racing through one of San Joaquin County's most picturesque fall settings.
The Phillips clan of Manteca had literally hours to spare before the first drops of Tuesday's rainstorm fell on their just-harvested almond orchards.
City Manager Steve Pinkerton is being blamed by the Manteca Police Officers Association's leadership for forcing the layoffs of 12 officers.
The Shasta School multi-purpose building will honor its two previous principals – William "Bill" Pinto and Richard "Rick" Mello.
Bass Pro Shop – along with Big League Dreams – may go down as the linchpins that vaulted Manteca into a regional draw.
LATHROP – Lathrop entrepreneur J. Chaka Santos has officially announced he is running for mayor in the 2010 election for mayor.
RIPON - It's a bit of Americana – enjoying ice cream together and giving blood for friends, family and community. The Delta Blood Bank is scheduled to be at the Calvary Reformed Church on Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m.
Cash Galvez, 5, and his mother Karah were among 75 people praying for the health and safety of America and the restoration of broken families – praying the Rosary with thousands of others across the country at high noon on Saturday.
STOCKTON – With music pieces that are energetic, elegant, warm, and sunny, the Stockton Symphony's third Classics concert on Nov. 19 and 21 will uplift your spirit and enthuse you. The Stockton Symphony and Music Director, Peter Jaffe, continue their 2009-10 season with a concert entitled "Serenade for the Soul," presented on Thursday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 6 p.m. at San Joaquin Delta College's Atherton Auditorium.
Pablo Carrillo was shocked to see his science teacher dressed Monday in women's garb.
HALF MOON BAY - Every year when autumn rolls around, the picturesque coast around Half Moon Bay bursts into brilliant orange and buzzes with boisterous activity in celebration of its bountiful fall harvest. The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season's big event, bringing huge throngs of visitors to the "World Pumpkin Capital" for a world-class festival on historic Main Street. This year's 39th festival will be held on Oct. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
RIO VISTA - The 12thAnnual Pumpkin Patch Festival returns this weekend to the Western Railway Museum. It's the only harvest festival in the area to combine rides on real trains with the search for the perfect pumpkin.
Municipal employees – with the exception of the Manteca Police Officers Association – have made an average of $11,510 per worker in general fund compensation concessions over the next two fiscal years.
The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.
Californians have been asked to reduce their water usage by 20 percent during the drought.
The mother of 11-year-old Hunter Davis wishes she would have done things differently.
A K-Mart loss prevention officer was allegedly knifed in the neck by a 61-year-old homeless man Tuesday evening as he was attempting to stop the man from taking a bicycle out the front door of the Northgate Drive store.
Let the children have fun at the free day for kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Manteca, 545 W Alameda Street on Saturday, Sep. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, free food, free games such as laser tag and archery tag, bounce houses, and music. For more info go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13900/
Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.
For family fun, food and a slew of opportunities to snag a prize or an auction deal to bring home, head out to the annual St. Anthony Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
LATHROP – Could a BMX park be in the cards for Lathrop?
He calls himself "Joe."
Dave Roorda was not a happy camper when he stopped by early Friday morning at his almond orchard on the corner of Woodward Avenue and North Union Road. He had just knocked down the nuts from the trees a few days ago, and the drying almonds are waiting to be windrowed.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.
His uncle said that he had the heart of a lion.
St. Anthony's Harvest Festival live auction will return again this year.
Lau'ray Thomas was the 16-year-old teen who was killed in the Highway 120 Bypass crash and fire that consumed her grandmother's car when it was hit from behind at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the slowed eastbound lanes midway between Main Street and Highway 99.
A front seat teen passenger in her grandmother's late model Mercury Sable died in a horrific car fire on the Highway 120 Bypass near Highway 99 shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.