LATHROP - Some of Lathrop's biggest stories of 2008 will not be going away just because the old year becomes history and a new year dawns.
Olive Taylor is the only Manteca teacher ever killed on the job.
RIPON - Work ethic, ingenuity and idealism were all alive and well in a young woman kneeling in a Ripon street Thursday.
Another Christmas has come and gone.
A free Christmas Eve dinner is being made possible through the efforts of the First Assembly of God, the Manteca Christian School, David and Sylvia's Family Dining restaurant and the community at large.
The children of Daniel Escovedo and Martha Fisher were among the first in line for Friday's Ray of Hope Christmas dinner.
LATHROP - The reception honoring Lathrop-Manteca Fire District division chief Chester Smith was in recognition of his nearly 30 years of service, according to the advance announcement.
RIPON - The overall number of youth involved with the Ripon Police Activities League has more than doubled since its council-sponsored inception several years ago.
Visitors from all over the world stay at the famous rustic, elegant, and pricey Awahanee Hotel in Yosemite Valley.
The name of Jeff Shields' favorite Christmas song? Try "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow."
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.
RIPON - It looks like it'll be at least another year before Ripon ever sees a Wal-Mart constructed in town.
LATHROP - TCN Properties has six months to complete the improvements of the portion of Golden Valley Parkway between Towne Centre Drive and Brookhurst at Mossdale Landing.
Public libraries with treats such as coffee on the side aren't a modern creation.
Everything that Paul Binford ever wanted to put into a custom bike he packed into the one he and his crew just finished.
Manteca's golf course is expected to come within $13,300 of covering of its operating expenses in the fiscal year that starts in 15 days.
Upwards of 100 part-time Manteca Parks and Recreation workers are getting a pay raise in 15 days.
Ripon's Harvey Douma, 97, is the ironman of community service.
Three Manteca Unified School District employees could find themselves in Beijing, China, late this month through early July.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Manteca Fire District offers no breaks when it comes to weed abatement.
For Suzanne McCreath, the days of being vice principal of two elementary schools in Manteca Unified will end at the beginning of school in August. That's when she will assume her new post as principal of French Camp Elementary.
Youngsters can learn some of the police procedures on collecting evidence at a crime scene.
The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.
Manteca Feed was like the Toys 'R Us for farmers in Manteca and surrounding areas for more than half a century.
Paranoia strikes deep
All of Lathrop west of Interstate 5 and east of the San Joaquin River, every dwelling in Weston Ranch as well as southwest Manteca neighborhoods could end up under upwards of 10 feet of water in the event of a major flood rated as a 200-year occurrence.
Manteca may expand its public safety force by one police officer and one firefighter during the fiscal year starting July 1.
They get the best buck for every small bang they can sell.
The top 10 items in demand letters and claims for businesses to watch out for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that some attorneys are eyeing in their check list for civil suits have been issued by the California Commission on Disability Access.