Putting the customer first – whether it is the little guy seeking a permit to install a new water heater or a developer seeking to build a massive employment center – inspired a physical and attitude makeover of the Manteca Community Development Department.
LATHROP – Too much of a good thing is not always good. Case in point: The Park and Ride program for commuters at Valverde Park in Lathrop.
It's going to be an opportunity to chat openly with Manteca's police chief Saturday morning at Johnny's Restaurant in the 600 block of East Yosemite Avenue.
YOSEMITE VALLEY -They come from all over the world to hike through John Muir's beloved Cathedral of the Sierra.
The Manteca Fire Department's senior volunteer program, known as Seniors Assisting Fire Efforts (SAFE), promoted a longtime supervisor to the Commander position.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce will present their annual installation and awards dinner on Thursday, July 16, at the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, 1580 E. Spring Creek Drive.
Manteca's latest weapon against crime isn't a high-tech gadget.
Good friends and family. Live music - much of it original. Bright stars and the moon. A gentle Delta breeze rustling the leaves.
RIPON – A proposed renewable power project that could slash through portions of Mistlin Sports Park and a residential housing development has lost one of its principal backers.
Nestled in the rustic Stanislaus River canyon below the western horizon from busy Highway 108-120 in the bottomland of Tuolumne County is arguably the most critical chunk of concrete ever poured when it comes to powering the Manteca economy.
The world's greatest bar band is coming to San Joaquin County.
The Manteca Lions are conducting a southern-style BBQ rib dinner on Saturday, July 11, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. while dinner and raffle follows from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person. They are available by calling John Hinson at 485-8334, Lisa Stallings at 679-5835, Dave Macedo at 598-1900, or Rob Norlinger at 601-4039.
RIPON – What has become one of the popular youth sporting destinations in Northern California will soon have its own concession company.
Manteca has 37 park projects on the books that will cost in excess of $62.5 million.
Two Manteca Police motorcycle officers won first and second place honors in last weekend's Sixth Annual Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge in Carson City, Nevada.
Explosions and shooting fireworks raised additional havoc Thursday as a fire swept through a two-story home in the 1200 block of Crestwood Avenue just two blocks from the Louise Avenue fire station.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
LATHROP – California is facing a water emergency.
It was another day of sad good-byes and warm hugs and loads of memories as Isadore's Restaurant served its last lunch to longtime friends and customers Thursday noon.
TURLOCK – Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
Bingo is back at St. Anthony's. Not in the form of a weekly fund-raiser for the school as it was for many years. This time, its comeback is a short two-day entertainment venue incorporated into the annual Harvest Festival set for the weekend of Sept. 20-21.
Normally it's Carol Davis that has to visit Congressman Jeff Denham's office to ask for money.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center off of Chrissman Road in rural Tracy was a feather in the cap for the South County when the company began distribution operations last fall.
The Manteca Pregnancy Help Center is marking three high-water marks this year.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
The 29th annual Our Lady of Fatima celebration at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon will be held Friday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Aug. 31. The public is invited.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
Many older schools in Manteca Unified are showing their age. That is evidenced in the number of repairs and upgrades that they need, as shown in a draft project list that was prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees at the beginning of the year.