Kirk Waters is officially Manteca's permanent fire chief.
LATHROP – When Jose D. Hernandez served on the Lathrop City Council two mayors ago, he lost a number of hours at work and, on a few occasions, arrived late at the meeting. Sometimes, he did not even have time to grab something for dinner while dashing off from work to the 7 o'clock council meeting at City Hall.
RIPON - A 16-year-old gang member has been sentenced to five years and four months in juvenile detention after pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in a stabbing in August that left him with a broken hand.
LATHROP - San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department reported Mario Pena as a missing person.
Two recently laid off Manteca police officers have been hired by the City of Hayward with a higher wage scale than they had in Manteca.
In these tough economic times, Carol Davis greatly appreciates any and all donations to her non-profit organization.
LATHROP - It is without a doubt the largest agri-tourist attraction in the Central Valley if not all of California.
This is a story of a retired black minister who served his country, refused a medical discharge for a back injury because of his sense of duty, and who was told by a Navy doctor that he could file for disability when his pain became more intense as he aged.
Manteca's municipal spending plan is based in part on the conservative projection that taxable retail sales will hit $746 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
LATHROP – One of Lathrop's oldest homes is no more. The house where one of the city's revered teachers lived was razed last week to make room for a warehouse expansion of California Natural Products across the street on McKinley Avenue.
The New Haven School Community Club is looking to purchase supply of pencils and hand sanitizers for youngsters.
Fred White of DeCristo Productions is offering a free Facebook basics class at Main Street Café on North Main Street this Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
RIPON - The San Joaquin Valley "Swiss Echoes" will perform their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, Nov. 7, at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club hall at East Main Street and Manley Road.
There are busy seasons.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
WESTON RANCH - It's hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.
Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.
The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) that has been a fixture at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.
Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.
LATHROP – You might want to think twice before grabbing that garden hose.
Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center
When Sierra High first opened some 20 years ago, then Principal Rick Arucan had the moment captured with a photograph consisting of an estimated 700 students and staff members.
Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.