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.
Red light runners won't have to worry about being caught any time soon in Manteca by high-tech cameras when they violate the law and jeopardize public safety.
Turkeys-R-Us organizers anticipate they will need to raise funds for 2,600 turkeys to make sure struggling families, low-income seniors, and the unemployed in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop do not go without the main course for holiday meals this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
RIPON – You'd better not have "one for the road" in Ripon.
The customer that approached the management at the Stadium 10 Cinemas had a request that very few in the office had ever heard of before.
The Manteca Convention & Visitors's next Women's Connection quarterly luncheon is Wednesday, Oct. 21. It is co-sponsored by Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Lars P. Enevoldsen, M.D. and Bradley D. Tourlotte, M.D.
The Manteca Mural Society's Art in the Park project is now on display at the Manteca Library.
RIPON - The San Joaquin Valley "Swiss Echoes" will perform their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, November 7, at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club hall at East Main Street and Manley Road.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce will present the 25th Annual Main Street Day & Car Show in Ripon on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The first measurable rain of the weather year that started July 1 is expected to hit the South County Tuesday.
Manteca's five motorcycle officers stole the show at this weekend's Redding Police Motorcycle Competition – finishing in the top seven as their unit disbands due to budget woes from the weakened economy.
There's more trains coming down the tracks in Manteca.
It's been four years since parents with school-age children living north of Woodward Park in South Manteca started their push for a crosswalk across Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive.
Karen Duke has nine lives.
An aging municipal workforce combined with a looming benefit change that will hike health insurance costs for new retirees could mean the possible loss of almost half of Manteca's current municipal workforce by 2016.
LATHROP – It could be a non-issue in the coming years if California does become one of the next several states to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Steve Mendoza didn't quite know what to make of the Waffle Taco when he walked into Taco Bell on Thursday morning.
The Robert Camden Inspirational Essay Contest is an essay contest offered to 4th-12th grade students in the Manteca Unified School District.
One of the goals Manteca's elected leaders have for the upcoming fiscal year is to make sure the city becomes a bit more dog friendly.
Three generations of Boys Scouts that have passed through Manteca Scout Group 423 are united in spirit – and maple syrup.
Water recreation will be allowed between May 1 and July 7 at Woodward Reservoir under a tentative deal brokered Tuesday.
The Manteca Unified School District is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Department of Defense. A separate Patriot Award was also presented to Superintendent Jason Messer.
Spring is in the air and so is the Spring Tea & Fashion Show hosted by the Soroptimist International of Manteca.
Green isn't just a school color at Manteca High School.
Terry Pierce wants to give back to a community that has shown his young hotel nothing but support.
Barbara Damewood talked about writing the same way she would to any student in a writer's workshop.