Farming continues to be San Joaquin County's $2 billion baby. The county's agriculture production for 2008 was a record $2,129,725,000 despite California being in its second year of the current three-year drought. It reflects a 6 percent increase from the 2007 value of $2,005,793,000. Milk continues to lead all San Joaquin County agricultural commodities generating $413 million in production during 2008. That is down $33 million from 2007 levels. Highlights of the 2008 crop report ...
LATHROP – Second chances do happen. Even for chili cooks whose dishes did not quite make it to the top three winners in the recent cook-off in Manteca to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Highway 120 Bypass and Union Road interchange will soon become ground zero for retail in the South County.
People who drive or walk around railroad crossing gates are going to be the focus of "Operation Lifesaver" Wednesday morning when Union Pacific Railroad and the Manteca Police Department join forces to make a difference and hopefully save lives.
Twenty area high school students have volunteered over 2,500 hours so far this year working at Doctors Hospital of Manteca in their after school hours.
The early morning chill still hadn't even completely thawed when Tom and Gayl Wilson were busy boarding in a scissor lift that'll take them high above the blacktop directly across from Library Park.
Manteca's Debbie Gross hadn't done much running since her college days but when an opportunity came up recently to participate in a 2-mile race in Escalon with a friend, she decided to give it a try.
Tri-tip, barbecued turkey, spaghetti, French bread, salad, marinated tomato slices are all on the menu at the 17th annual Old-Fashioned Barbecue Social on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.
RIPON - Wanted: Tractors to be displayed at Ripon's downtown Main Street. The event, sponsored by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, is the 24th Annual Main Street Day & 7th Annual Car Show & Health Faire scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who want to enter their tractors in the car show are asked to fill out a form and indicate the make, model and year of the vehicle ...
A San Jose woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after glancing off a parked SUV and crashing into the newspaper racks near the front door of Miner Mart Liquors at about 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Moms Club of Manteca North will be holding a Park Day at Northgate Park on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m.
LATHROP – Almost 60 percent of a position critical to Lathrop Police Services' mission to network with the community will be paid for by a grant.