Manteca – despite the mortgage meltdown that sent nearly 1,000 single family homes into foreclosure during 2008 - experienced its second highest year in terms of the number of new housing units that were built within the city limits since a growth cap was imposed in 1987.
Manteca is joining a growing trend across America – smaller cities hiring lobbyists to go after $787 billion in federal stimulus funds.
The city is doing a top-to-bottom reassessment of all options including going forward with moving the Manteca Police into the former Qualex building at 555 Industrial Park Drive that was purchased by the Manteca Redevelopment Agency. They are working with the consulting firm Group Four to complete the overview.
FRENCH CAMP - Jason Messer calls it "shovel-ready" stimulus money.
The Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) corps of volunteers supporting the Manteca Police Department is looking for nearly two dozen new members to increase their visibility in neighborhoods and shopping centers.
If you've ever wondered what happened to the once very popular Manteca Horsemen's Association, wonder no more.
The bad economy is good news for future buyers of new homes as well as developers of employment centers and retail complexes.
RIPON - In support of Ripon's Allison Council and others like her who have been battling cancer, this small close knit community is painting the town purple in its second annual Relay for Life fund raising campaign.
High school and college students who make up the ranks of the Manteca Police Explorers took part in a recent competition held at Sebastopol High School near Santa Rosa.
Target Stores helped sponsor the Day of the Child activities at the Manteca Library on Saturday.
The Manteca Dolphins swim team held an omelet breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., the Manteca Branch Library presents summertime storytime for the months of June and July.
Manteca's next major retail complex could break ground as early as this winter.
Record 100 degree heat just over a week ago is giving way to dull and dreary today.
On Tuesday, May 5, the Greater Yosemite Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding a fundraising event at Chez Shari Wedding and Conference Center at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
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.