It's been 44 months since the South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission for permission to sell retail electricity to customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon at rates 15 percent below PG&E prices.
FRENCH CAMP – Helen Carter watched the news on Wednesday night and cringed. A building with flames reaching high into the Texas sky suddenly and violently exploded – blowing the windows out of homes and businesses within a five block radius. While she undoubtedly felt empathy for those killed in the blast, Carter also became immediately concerned about a complex located less than a mile from her rural French Camp home that stores the same ...
Katie Byrd arrived in Nashville knowing the cross-country move was a Hail Mary. The songstress began dazzling crowds as a child in Missouri, where'd she win multiple talent shows and awards. The former Manteca and Ripon resident even flirted with a career in the country music capital of the world. But she was young – and without many contacts or much of a plan. Byrd returned to Nashville in March of 2012 a stronger, more ...
How many ways can you photograph a sunflower? The cover of this issue shows one perspective.
LATHROP – The image of a West Texas fertilizer plant exploding Wednesday night startled a nation already on-edge after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon earlier this week.
It takes reserve Manteca Police officer Eugene Estrella less than 30 steps to chase down a purse snatcher while on-duty.
Municipal staff cut through the red tape to allow the Spreckels Park BMX track to reopen Thursday with the Strider track intact.
He looks like a miniature version of the Hulk, minus, of course, the green skin. Broad shoulders. Big arms. A square jaw. It's hard to imagine Alex Avila, Manteca's traveling personal trainer and a former Sierra High football standout, as a heavy child. But he was. Avila says he was 6 when he first took control of his body, laying the framework for a life in physical fitness. Back then, he had high hopes of ...
Removing a series of "bumps" that max out at two feet in height will allow the re-opening of the Spreckels Park BMX track that was chained off Monday by the City of Manteca.
The panel discussion between Mike Winther and Steven Routh was supposed to center on the Second Amendment.
Annalicia Machado-Luis wears a crown and sash and rides atop sleek convertibles, waving and smiling to scores of people from Sacramento to Turlock.
Six residential gardens in Manteca will be showcased in the 2013 Manteca Garden Tour which will be held on Saturday, May 11, the day before Mother's Day.
The Manteca-Lathrop MOMS Club is coming to the aid of the children of the Agape Villages Foster Family of Manteca.
Armando Ibarra-Espinoza had just arrived at a friend's house in a suburb outside of Boston when his cell phone began to chirp.
Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is a classic case of making a mountain out of a molehill.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District had $44.1 million in unrestricted cash and investments at the end of 2012.
LATHROP – Bicycle safety is no laughing matter.
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Odds are you've never met Albert Garcia.
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
"Manteca: A hidden gem to live, work and play."
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
Highway 99 traffic was backed up for nearly nine hours Thursday from a big rig that rolled on its side blocking all northbound lanes shortly before 7 a.m.
It is seen as a "Miracle on Judith Court" Tuesday afternoon that is responsible for two brothers, 6, and 2, being rescued by a neighbor who jumped into her pool to save the youngsters she said appeared lifeless, floating on the top of the water.
Thirty percent of Manteca's 330 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.