When construction finally begins on the voter-approved Measure G projects, Ripon Unified will go about on a lease-leaseback plan.
Veronica Mendoza always wanted to make $10-an-hour. She had thought about going in and asking her boss around Thanksgiving for a raise just in time for the Christmas season so she could shower her young son with an abundance of gifts. It wouldn't have amounted to a financial windfall by any stretch, and she still would have struggled to make ends meet. But it would have been a start. Now she doesn't have to worry ...
FRESNO (AP) - People living in poverty in California's rural San Joaquin Valley pay more than 2 percent of their income for tap water - above the threshold of affordability set in a state law, according to a new study.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A former boardinghouse run by a California woman convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the yard became a tourist destination over the weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A tiny tree door has appeared in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after another one was removed because it violated city code.
MODESTO - Central Catholic High School decided two years ago to hire a true chef to run the food program at CCHS and the decision was met with tremendous favor from students and staff.
FRENCH CAMP – The General Counsel of California's Agricultural Labor Relations Board ("ALRB"), the United Farm Workers of America ("UFW"), and Ace Tomato Company, Inc. ("Ace") reached a $1.05 million global settlement agreement this week, ending nearly 20 years of litigation. The settlement resolves more than a dozen cases pending before the ALRB and in California's courts.
LATHROP – It's the $150,000 question. Can Lathrop residents unplug from their e-devices long enough to enjoy an afternoon at a local park? It depends who you ask – or how you look at it. A brief, albeit somewhat contentious discussion by the Lathrop City Council Monday night focused on whether it would be prudent for the city to outfit any of its remaining 13 public parks with free Wi-Fi access. It is a project ...
Manteca's council chambers could get a new look by early 2014. Elected leaders Tuesday are expected to award a bid for $475,300 to bring the chambers up to the latest American Disabilities Act standards. It will involve a major make-over of the floors and the entrances to make sure those in wheelchairs and with other handicaps can easily and safely access the chambers. The slope in the chambers will be eliminated and replaced with a ...
Manteca is working to extend its string of five straight years without an increase in sewer rates.
The cost of burying Manteca's garbage at Forward Inc.'s landfill on North Austin Road won't be increasing.
New Hope is the theme of the annual St. Anthony of Padua harvest festival coming up this Saturday and Sunday.
LATHROP – It's nearly impossible to make it across Lathrop without getting stopped by a train.
Major efforts are underway by the Ripon Unified School District to study and then develop a Facilities Master Plan that will guide the district through the next 5-10 years as the housing resurgence impacts the district.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A key highway in Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again.
The woman behind the Ripon Community Athletic Foundations' successes in the million dollar restoration of the Ripon High School stadium – Stephanie Hobbs – said the dedication of the flag pole Friday had the "deepest impact" on her heart.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
Where's one of the deadliest stretches of freeway in the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
Flooded intersections and runoff covering sidewalks usually aren't something people want to see.
Aaron Goodwin credits the Boys & Girls Club with helping him stay out of trouble while growing up in Manteca.
LATHROP – On the surface it's just a couple of firefighters putting up a Christmas tree in the lobby of Lathrop's City Hall.
It's a bake sale sans the baked goods. No calories to worry about. No one gets to feel guilty about becoming an enabler to someone who is counting calories for health reasons.
City attorney John Brinton - answering a query from Mayor Willie Weatherford - told the council that his office off of West Yosemite Avenue and other nearby concerns such as Kaiser Hospital rely on dial up Internet service.
Trucks do more than just move virtually all goods we consume and keep the economy rolling. They also deliver money to the tune of $13,000 plus a year to state and federal government coffers.
There's a perfectly healthy gentleman zipping around central Manteca in a powered wheelchair who doesn't need it.