Councilman Steve DeBrum is getting tired of huge tumbleweeds growing through the wrought iron fencing along the sidewalk on the portion of Yosemite Avenue that is part of the $18 million Highway 99 interchange upgrade that was completed over two years ago.
RIPON - If you've ever wondered how a strawberry tree looks like, you have the perfect opportunity this Saturday to stand right next to one, and maybe even touch its unusual bark.
In Shape has submitted plans for a proposed state-of-the-art fitness center as part of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
In September last year, a young man brought his elderly mother to the St. Anthony's harvest festival. They made a beeline to the used books booth called Bookworm.
Manteca's decision to shift the maintenance costs of new neighborhood parks to buyers of nearby homes isn't sitting well with some residents.
A policemen's ball Saturday will help fund community youth programs.
The forecast that came from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Almond Board of California, and other sources as early as May and as late as July called for another bumper crop of almonds this year.
LATHROP – The second annual Memorial March by the Justice for Jeremy in Lathrop will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 9 a.m. at the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.
The crackdown last month of the homeless trying to camp overnight in and around Library Park - including the roof of the library - simply prompted some to head a mile and a half east to Spreckels Historical Plaza.
Manteca Unified is on pace to save over $1 million in electricity and gas.
For the last four years, Tyler Davidson has become quite accustomed to what it's like at the busiest intersection in Manteca.
It's been 15 years since Sami Guedoir took over Century Furniture at the Corner of Main Street and Yosemite Avenue.
A 17 percent increase in health insurance premiums on top of furlough days and a 13-minute time limit on cleaning classrooms has upset a number of Manteca Unified School District custodians.
Delfino Perry had no intention of building one of the West Coast's largest melon brokering firms when he planted his first crop 75 years ago.
RIPON - The opening day of the Color the Skies Over Ripon hot air balloon festival saw two special people climb into the baskets of separate balloons – one the 15-year-old poster boy for the event and the other an adventuresome 102-year-old grandmother.
Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.
Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.
Ericka Anaya, Arianna DeBarros, Gavriela Garcia and Sylvia Rocha reflected on the past nine years at Sequoia Elementary School.
It's beginning to look a lot like summer.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.
A dispute over noise may have led to the shooting death of a Lathrop man early Sunday morning.
Elected leaders moved a step forward towards a once-a-month meeting format.
I pulled my 20-year-old dog out of the swimming pool Tuesday morning setting the tone for what I thought would become a dreaded birthday.
Steven Reed didn't know what to expect when the group of teenagers stepped up to the microphone in Woodward Park Friday evening.