Developers anticipate building 350 new homes in the next 12 months in Manteca. If that happens, it would mean 55 percent more homes would be built in the coming 12 months in Manteca compared to 225 homes from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Community Development Director Mark Nelson said based on data and comments provided by builders that he is fairly confident there will be 350 housing starts. He attributes it to the ...
LATHROP - Former Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Chief Jerry Sims has come out of retirement. It isn't, however, to pursue another career. Sims said he is tired of seeing the Matt Browne case stretched indefinitely and letting taxpayers' money being used in what he called a "frivolous" complaint against the city's former Chief Building Official. After reading newspaper reports about the Matt Browne hearing before the City Council on June 23, and the publication of Browne's ...
Big League Dreams – contrary to critics of the project – is anything but a financial drain on the city even in the current economic downtown.
RIPON – The economy may be down but a dedicated group of Riponites are not allowing that to get in the way of their annual summer tradition.
South San Joaquin irrigation District isn't about to let PG&E set the perimeters of the debate this time around in their bid to provide the people of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with a minimum 15 percent reduction in electrical bills, better customer service, and more reliable electricity.
The City of Lathrop will be holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
LATHROP – The Lum family took their lobbying effort to the Lathrop City Council Tuesday night in the wake of the tragic death of 28-year-old Jeremy Lum a few days ago.
The imposing 184-acre Sedan Estate – complete with a 30,000-square-foot mansion visible for miles – is being pondered for possible purchase by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
It was a surreal scene. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky during the first week of January 1997 as over four dozen California Conservation Corps workers were feverishly laying down plastic weighted by sand bags on the dry cross-levee paralleling Woodward Avenue as water inched up ever so higher on the south side. A half mile away, Caltrans crews were "plugging" the McKinley Avenue underpass of the Highway 120 ...
Manteca's annual effort to rally neighborhoods to join in the fight against crime kicks off next Sunday with a National Night Out community block party at Library Park.
Manteca needs to encourage the building of 2,188 affordable housing units by 2014 to meet a state mandated goal.
Manteca Youth Focus conducted a car wash Saturday at Les Schwab parking lot, 1240 W. Yosemite Avenue where the Lathrop Youth Focus will conduct a car wash next Saturday as well from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manteca Transit's "brand' is about to be stimulated. Some of the $1.3 million in "Obama Bucks" the City of Manteca is receiving is going toward "rebranding" Manteca Transit to the tune of $40,000 which also will cover signage and brochures. City officials haven't said why there is a need for rebranding after just about two years on the road although "Manteca Transit" was pretty pedestrian to begin with. While someone a tad cynic suggested dubbing ...
The Friends of Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department 7th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Tournament took place Friday at the Manteca Golf Course to assist the city in providing youth scholarship funds. The Parks & Recreation Department offer scholarships to families for youth ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. Classes available for scholarship assistance include: swim lessons, all youth sports, toddler art and exploration, toddler creative ...
RIPON – Stroller Strides, the country's largest fitness program for new moms, is celebrating its first anniversary in the Manteca and Ripon community.
LATHROP – Phil Waterford wasn't having the best day.
Three. Two. One.
There's a formula.
Myrna Javrie looked at the list.
LATHROP – It's like Redbox but for medical-grade pot.
Mark Boudelik was busy balancing multiple phone calls Tuesday afternoon.
A memorial trust fund has been set up for the month-old baby who lost his father who died in a solo accident on Nov. 22 while hauling rice straw to the areas charred by this past summer's Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.
Things are going wild again at Manteca Trailer & Motorhome. For a wild-game feast, that is. And it's all gratis.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
Doctors Hospital's near $1 million restoration of its emergency room opened to the public Monday morning with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon with a crowd of nearly 100 hospital and municipal staffers on hand.
Nursing has been a passion for Linda Hutchings for the past 50 years – a career that was celebrated by Doctors Hospital administrators and staffers in their conference room recently.
The Measure G Oversight Committee on voter-approved projects at Weston and Colony Oak schools will meet today at the Ripon Unified District Office Conference Room, 304 N. Acacia Ave.
Annie Carver wore a flaming bright orange shirt with matching black jacket and hat. But even more eye-catching was the big smile she wore throughout the evening as she kept her hands busy at the portable grille barbecuing hot dogs and ladling up bowls of piping hot chili.
It was something being near miraculous that brought a 2-year-old toddler back to life Sunday afternoon when a trio of first responders were out walking their dogs shortly before 5 p.m.