Most of the time it isn't hard to find Diana Simmons.
LATHROP – In the midst of Lathrop-Manteca Fire District's worst budget crisis since its founding in 1936, its union firefighters are stepping forward with a laundry list of suggestions to help soften the fiscal blow.
What a difference a decade makes.
With more than three decades of fire experience under his belt, Bob Scharmann knows a thing or two about what it means to be a firefighter.
An aquatic center – complete with Olympic-sized swimming pool for competition coupled with a water park – is considered by a consultant as the best way for Manteca to develop a part of the 111 acres the city owns that fronts the Highway 120 Bypass immediately west of Big League Dreams and Costco.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.
RIPON - Ripon's retiring police chief Richard Bull is being contracted by the City Council to serve as a consultant to the interim chief of police for the next six months.
Sigrid Laird has been a household name for over 40 years, having taught some 5,000 children how to swim, ranging in age from toddlers to high school seniors.
New home construction valued at $110 million in 2009 is effectively cushioning the City of Manteca from suffering substantial property tax revenue drops for the fiscal year that started July 1.
The final obstacle that was holding up the Library Park expansion - getting agreement between Verizon, Comcast, and PG&E for the location of various utility lines - has been resolved.
The Manteca Police Canine Unit is in need of funding – a scheduled golf tournament on August 14 is hoped to make a difference.
An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.
You could go three months out of the year without paying PG&E a cent for electricity.
Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.
Solid waste route drivers would become the first line of defense against blight if Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Behling has his way.
The days of expansive yard lawns in Manteca are numbered.
Lorie Estrada knows a thing or two about style.
Could Lathrop Police officers soon be wearing body cameras?
Dave Bricker is on a mission.
Could two Manteca Unified School District board members that authorities believe committed perjury and a host of other crimes including voter fraud and then took an oath to uphold the Constitution of California actually be headed to jail?
The need to reduce water use could turn some Manteca yards into tinder boxes.
Manteca is developing a plan to make sure there are enough parks and recreational programs to accommodate future growth.
Earl Pimental devoted 31 years teaching Spanish at Manteca High and then launched a second career as a dedicated community volunteer.
Mint Cannabis infused breath mints sold for $10.
The City of Ripon has no way of knowing how much water is actually being used by the interactive water feature at Mistlin Park, or by the pair of water fountains that grace the city's entrance on the east side of Highway 99.
Four scholarships were handed out Tuesday morning by the Central Valley Realtors Association to four seniors – two from Manteca High and two from Ripon High – instead of just one.
Plant a seed.
The $30 million Going Digital initiative is experiencing some minor equipment hiccups.
A simulated drunken driving accident today at the Manteca High stadium will "kill" a high school senior and seriously injure others.
Quick action by a neighbor who lives next door to the Durham Ferry campus site of the San Joaquin County Office of Education averted a major grass fire developing Tuesday night.