It was a stroll down Ripon's Main Street toward the city's third successful Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon that was actually relaxing and made me forget what time it was and that, hey, I had a couple of stories waiting to be written.
The following are the winning entries in the first ever Memorial Day parade staged Monday by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.
Manteca Youth Focus is staging the 2010 Mini Manteca Competition entitled "Super Hero Academy".
KOTZEBUE, Alaska - The daughter of a Lathrop woman braved the bitter cold and high winds of winter's last rages to bring medical care to Alaskans living above the Arctic Circle.
The dry grass and barren ground that dominates the Highway 120 Bypass corridor through Manteca from mid-spring to late fall may eventually become a thing of the past in some locations.
Driving a police car at high speeds and putting it through precision maneuvers on a training course is awesome to watch – especially for a reporter sitting in the front seat of a chase car.
As a skateboarder, Frank Alvarado has participated in his share of events promoting cancer awareness and prevention throughout the West Coast during the past year.
RIPON - Debra Handley of Ripon is going the extra mile for women she has never met in Third World countries supporting micro business operations that produce handmade products of jewelry, purses and handbags.
One of Manteca's smallest churches is making a big difference in the lives of at-risk kids.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - The Mountain House Kite & Multi-Cultural Festival returns Saturday, June 12, to fill the skies with colorful kites and the air with laughter and music.
Four young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 5 Dairy Princess Contest on Thursday, June 24, at Isadore's.
The women of the Manteca Soroptimists are offering an outstanding list of specialty items at their annual yard sale set for Saturday in the parking lot of the Bank of Stockton on North Main Street in Manteca.
STOCKTON - Pixie Woods will be celebrating its 56th birthday this Sunday. The Pixie Woods Board of Directors will be serving cake to all park guests from noon to 2 p.m.
Manteca has trimmed $450,000 in firefighter overtime without having to "brown-out" an engine company due to a manpower shortage.
It started out as a love story between sweethearts that transcended four major battles in World War II with the loss of hundreds of personal letters that were not delivered until war's end.
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.
A video showcasing Ripon could be under consideration at some point.
Great Wolf Resort isn't a done deal.
Sam Fant was angry.