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Ripon cuts May water use 26.4%

The drought isn't quite over. The Ripon City Council echoed just that at their last meeting. After months of posting outstanding water conservation figures, residents used 26.4 percent less water...

June 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

$136M worth of building in Manteca through May

Tactical 5.11 - the most expensive structure ever built in Manteca - along with a housing surge could make 2017 a record setting year for new construction. The building activity for May also inclu...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

ROBOTIC SUMMER

Doug Obrigawitch had high praises for the seventh- through 10th-grade students in his Robotics and Electronics summer camp. "They're now ready for high school STEM classes," he said on Thursday. ...

June 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Temporary McKinley Ave. closure needed for new building

A 622,000 square-foot warehouse is going in along Louise Avenue. And as part of the agreement with the developer, the installation of a sanitary sewer line will lead to a temporary road closure o...

June 19, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

SIX FIGURE DEPARTING CHECK

Elena Reyes walked away from her 38-week stint as city manager - including 19 weeks she was paid for not working - with at least an additional $145,000, if not more than $250,000. The Manteca City...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Sweet summer sweat: Embrace the heat instead of fighting it

Back in August of 1965 when the mercury in Lincoln flirted with 120 degrees after several back-to-back 115 degree days I was complaining to my grandmother about the heat as only a 9-year-old can. ...

June 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Time for a Good Buddy Tale

Americans needed a good buddy movie after a deranged gunman targeted Republicans practicing for a bipartisan ballgame to raise money for charities Wednesday morning. The attack left House Majority...

June 19, 2017 | | Other Views

Gender studies at Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter series, just made headlines for an epic tweetstorm condemning misogyny. Referring to women politicians, she tweeted, "femaleness is not a design...

June 19, 2017 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views

To this day I wonder how he slept at night

In 1982 after the boy came along, I had to find a job. College was done for the time being and I ended up working at Lawrence Livermore National Labs for a contractor. Life was good. The work was...

June 19, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

NORTHGATE TAKEs 67 TITLE

STOCKTON – An RBI triple by Trenton Bardonner and an RBI double by Dennis Crum in the second inning sparked the Northgate Dodgers to an early lead they would not relinquish Friday over the Sp...

June 19, 2017 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS

North defeated in All-Star game

TRACY – Inspiration will take a team just so far. In the 44th Annual Lions District 4-A1 All-Star Football Classic on Saturday night, Weston Ranch's Andrew Farley was named the North's Most...

June 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Football

Rattler precautions for this summer

From every indication, this summer will be a bad one for rattlesnake encounters. While we got the rain we prayed for, we also got a huge crop of wild grasses to go with it and there is almost certa...

June 18, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

Colorado Rockies rally stuns SF Giants

DENVER (AP) - With one dramatic swing, Nolan Arenado gave the Colorado Rockies a thrilling victory and finished off his rare feat at the plate. Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer i...

June 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Davis’ 2-run homer leads Athletics to sweep of NY

OAKLAND . (AP) - A week ago, the first-place New York Yankees came to the West Coast on a roll. They were scoring more than enough runs to support their starters and winning by comfortable margins....

June 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Pouille beats Lopez to win Stuttgart Open

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - Lucas Pouille of France defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to win the Stuttgart Open on Sunday. The No. 4-seeded Pouille, who was given a wild card to play at the...

June 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports

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