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.
One Manteca 16-year-old girl was killed early Saturday morning on a Tracy freeway west of Tracy Boulevard while five other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Larry Albers saunters out of his home along Woodward Avenue like some dusty old cowboy. His hands tucked into his jeans, a hard day's work painted across his face.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Ripon Unified just raised the rates for substitute teachers.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
Lathrop Police Services has done it again by winning outstanding operational awards for nine out of the past 11 years when they were awarded first and second place honors in the California Law Enforcement Challenge.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.
Stuff the bus for the sake of kids is the theme of a toy drive that's been a Christmas undertaking for the Manteca Unified School District's bus drivers dating back to 2008.
Dan Doyle is not happy Lathrop is discussing flood issues behind closed doors.
It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.
It could end up being the most costly Lathrop Mayor's race in the city's brief history.