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.
It's the first day of the New Year.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County is seeking applicants for the position of Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk which will become vacant on January 5, 2009 with the retirement of Gary Freeman.
Dave Thompson knows that his organization is facing a tough financial future.
Kelley Brothers Brewing Co. & Brickyard Oven Restaurant - arguably Manteca's marquee independent dining spot - marks its 10th anniversary in 2009.
Jose Zaragoza will be among those on the Donate Life float at the 120th annual Rose Parade on New Year's Day.
Dana Solomon wants to do everything he can to make sure that independent ambulance companies continue to exist in California.
Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue turns 70 years old in 2009.
Another Christmas has come and gone.
Mary Jo Malone of Ripon has a project every year: quilting baby blankets and knitting matching baby caps.
The Christmas giving tree at Precision Automotive at Moffat Boulevard and at Chubby's restaurant on North Main Street still have some bulb ornaments left for generous donors to adopt.
The value of existing Manteca homes rebounded 35.4 percent during 2013 with the median selling price jumping $66,750.
Almost every Tuesday morning, Ron Howe volunteers his time and service to the Manteca Historical Museum.
Manteca's tennis courts are getting upgrades.
David Diskin doesn't want to offend anybody.
Two Manteca men in their early 20s survived a flash fire in their 1996 Chevy Lumina Monday afternoon as it was parked in a rural dirt driveway on Peach Avenue west of Union Road shortly before 2 p.m.
Top Chef launched chef Michael Midgley's star as a small-town cook with big-league potential.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford wants the city staff to start taking steps to reduce water waste now and not later.
What are the immediate and long-term library needs of Lathrop, Manteca, and Ripon?
When Jennifer Munoz came up with the idea for trying to raise $3,000 to overhaul Santa's Downtown Manteca home, she knew it was going to be a long shot.