RIPON – Tending their vegetable gardens in the cool of the morning brings solace to three Ripon men who turn the soil for the fun of growing corn, tomatoes, squash, potatoes, bell peppers, cantaloupes, beans and watermelons.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions Club is 27 members strong. Not bad for a group that has only met once since it was officially chartered on June 14. That's less than a month ago. Yet in that short time, the group has managed to achieve a roaring visibility in the community. Most recently, the members made their presence known at the 20th Lathrop Birthday celebration on July 1 held at Valverde Park in the city's ...
Anne Robinson could be deemed nothing short of a medical miracle. Once a competitive softball and racquetball player, she was lucky to be alive after surviving a physical beating back in 1988. Robinson's doctors said she no longer would be able to compete in softball – they were right – and predicted she would be in wheelchair in 10 years. She proved the latter wrong. Robinson was in physical therapy for three years and relied ...
RIPON – The entrance to Ripon's historic downtown is now something that nobody can debate.
Not even the stifling summer heat kept the families away from a Manteca Farmer's Market gathering that celebrated children here in the community.
Tammy Carroll didn't think anything of it when she opened her back door to let her 20-pound cocker spaniel Abby outside to go to the bathroom.
LATHROP – The almond orchards are all gone. Expected to replace the nut-producing crops in a portion of the 384-acre specific-plan area south of Lathrop's city limits at Vierra Road west of McKinley Avenue is a project called Lathrop Gateway Business Park. It is being advanced as a transit village complete with a new location for the Lathrop-Manteca Altamont Commuter Express station. South Lathrop, LLC which is the developer of this project, has already filed ...
The grieving Lathrop family of Jeremy Lum is planning a massive lobbying effort they hope will honor their son and bring change in protocol for those arrested with a bipolar condition – possibly having them listed in a national database.
Manteca Idol tryouts continue for the next two Saturdays – July 18 and 25 – at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club.
There's still time to get into the swim of things this summer. Manteca Parks and Recreation offers eight classes featuring different skill levels and ages. There is one five-day week day lessons left taking place July 20-30 Monday through Friday for 35 minutes apiece and a one week session Monday through Friday for 55 minutes each Aug. 3-7. The lessons take place at the Manteca High and Lincoln Park pools at 9 a.m., 9:40 a.m., ...
The Central Valley Amateur Jam came to Ripon's Curt Penrice Skate park Saturday.
The Manteca Lions conducted its annual BBQ rib dinner Saturday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Merrill Gardens conducted an open house Sunday at the North Union Road residential complex.
Scott Blevins, president of the Manteca-based Mountain Valley Express, has announced a service center relocation within Visalia.
A Technology Outreach Program (TOP) is being offered July 13 through July 29 at no cost to children, senior citizens and adults courtesy of Give Every Child A Chance and Best Buy.
Comcast wants to close its Manteca office in the 100 block of North Grant Street.
Congressman Jeff Denham, who is also a Turlock almond grower, underscored the importance of education measures and the Farm Bill during a talk before the Salida Rotary.
Apparently filing for a $313,248 tax refund when you're not entitled to it is a no-no.
How much will a somewhat safer pedestrian crossing of Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive cost?
Some 60 nurses, Kaiser patients and community supporters used foot power along with a couple in wheelchairs Friday to protest service cuts at the Manteca medical facility. Ten of the protesters were registered nurses, including Zenei Triunfo-Cortez who is one of four presidents representing the California Nurses Association.
When it comes time to cut the ribbon on the new playground at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church, Camron Moebius might be too old to enjoy the slides, swings and pull-up bar.
For the first time in recorded history, the San Joaquin Valley in 2013 had zero violations of the hourly ozone standard established under the federal Clean Air Act.
Ripon Vice Mayor Chuck Winn has officially announced his candidacy for San Joaquin County S 4th District Supervisor.
The three men that authorities believe are responsible for the shooting death of a 51-year-old Manteca man back in June will find out Monday when their case will go to trial.
More than 55 million pounds of dirty linen will pass through Crothall Laundry Services' 60,000 square-foot facility once it's completed next year.
Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club member Mealiah Watson was challenged to use a real canvas to create a painting about something she loved.
Food banks depending on the Turkeys R Us drive in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop won't be able to assist all needy families asking for help with the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Carrie Rogers tried to learn as much as possible about the New Affordable Care Act.
If you ever wonder what firefighters – and fire chiefs – do when they are not climbing ladders battling fires, saving lives and risking life and limb, wonder no more.
If you have some canned food or other non-perishable good you can spare, help Manteca Boy Scouts do a good deed on Saturday.