RIPON – When Scott Huerta first got an e-mail telling him that his band – French Cassettes – were selected as one of four finalists in the MySpace Artist Discovery contest, he immediately dismissed it as spam.
The City of Manteca in partnership with Big League Dreams is hosting the annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, at the BLD sports complex.
Avid gardeners will find many freebies to take home and plenty of gardening ideas at the San Joaquin County Fair which is wrapping up its final day today from noon to 7 p.m.
Scenes from Saturday's Children's Art in the Park conducted by the Manteca Junior Women's Club at Library Park. Co-sponsoring the event were the Mayor's Committee on the Arts, City of Manteca, and the Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission.
Building on the success of last year's event, The Commons at Union Ranch will again hold its "Dancing with the Manteca Stars" competition. The free event, which celebrates the second anniversary of the assisted living community, takes place on Friday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
FRENCH CAMP - Cynthia Henry is searching for memories of French Camp of old to add to her manuscript about the San Joaquin County community.
The Ripon Senior Fellowship Group will meet on Monday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Ripon Senior Center, 433 S. Wilma Avenue. Anyone over the age of 55 qualifies to attend.
Garrett Graham stood steadfast in his Manteca Fire Department-issued turnouts as he awaited the next order.
A sharp rise in the number of dogs being saved from canals by South San Joaquin Irrigation District ditch tenders has prompted a warning to canine owners throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon who reside near irrigation canals.
Almost 400 Manteca residents went back to work in Manteca to push the city's unemployment rate down to 14.1 percent for the lowest level for those without jobs since October.
Phil Waterford's emotions got the best of him Friday morning when California Assemblyman Bill Berryhill presented him with the Small Business of the Year Award for the 26th district.
Art and Diane Perry were among the hundreds of people who took the leisurely trek to the San Joaquin County Fair on Friday.
The Manteca Branch Library will present Wet 'N Wetter Relays Thursday, July 8, at 3 p.m.
The late rains combined with unkempt foreclosed properties could make this a Fourth of July that some Manteca residents may never forget.
The family takes center stage at this year's celebration of the annual Fourth of July Three Rivers Indian Lodge Powwow.
When it rains, it just drizzles. So far, that's how the wet weather has been in the parched and drought-ravaged Northern San Joaquin Valley during the current fall season. But, as a Bay Area radio newscaster commented the other day, we're grateful for every little rain.
The Turkeys R Us drive has collected enough funds and frozen birds to distribute 1,233 turkeys for struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.
Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.
It appears that all of the incumbents vying for reelection in Lathrop will secure another term.
Some 240 volunteers are expected to call community members Monday and Tuesday in a bid to raise $120,000 for the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
The Turkeys R Us drive has collected enough funds and frozen birds to distribute 1,180 turkeys to struggling families in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Are Manteca Unified School District's two newly-elected trustees - Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson - legal residents of the areas they were elected to represent?
McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.
Neighbors United - a group of community activists primarily from the area south of Manteca - has stepped up to purchase 100 turkeys to make sure struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop don't go without traditional meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas
It may soon be illegal to enter or take from garbage containers in Manteca.
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could count by the fingers of one hand the stand-out places where you could take your family on a windshield tour of colorful fall foliage in and around Manteca.
The same firm that designed and built Manteca's transit center, the animal shelter, and municipal vehicle maintenance building during the past three years could be awarded the contract for the Moffat Community Center/Veterans Hall.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District's water outlook for 2015 looks promising.
Unless Lathrop takes the necessary steps to protect the community from the threat of a 200-year-flood, all development in the community could come grinding to a halt in 2016.