Vada McKinnon would have been proud to have seen the flowering plum tree added to Cotta Park Monday morning.
They are Great Options, whether the economy is up or down.
AKF Development – the firm that played a pivotal role in helping Manteca snag The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley and Del Webb at Woodbridge plus converted the old Spreckels Sugar factory site into a $200 million economic juggernaut - is now being tapped to help Manteca secure a water park and a hotel.
RIPON - The Ripon City Council is faced with even more drastic cuts when members will mull over the first draft of the city's budget for the next fiscal year at their 7 p.m. Tuesday night meeting devoted to budget study.
The odds are if you called 9-1-1 to summon the Manteca Fire Department in 2009 it wasn't due to fire but a medical emergency.
Angie Ramey didn't waste any time in mobilizing her troops to take to the Tidewater Bikeway in an effort to clean up the garbage left behind by the inconsiderate people who use one of Manteca's crown jewels.
RIPON – Melinda Shaw did her best to keep her composure as she maneuvered her way through the vacant Ripon Drug and Gift building on Main Street on Saturday.
LATHROP – Jenica Reagan is already the proud owner of a ewe and a wether sheep.
Editor's note: Below is the text of Jenica Reagan's award-winning speech in the annual Rotary speech contest. She won first place in the first round, held at Lathrop High School, and second place in the area level held in Tracy. She received a prize of $125 for each contest.
A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.
Never have so many people been out of work in Manteca since the Great Depression.
Its one thing to go to a high school drama production based on the works of a famous playwright.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
The Manteca Unified School District Board of Education hasn't agreed on much lately.
Alexandria Place is a proposed 4.79 acre housing development nestled along the main intersections of Doak Boulevard and Vera Avenue in Ripon.
Villa Ticino West - a 760-home neighborhood approved in 2004 - is gearing up to move forward.
Some people look at a library and just see books.
Six people received major injuries in two collisions at the Airport Way and Lathrop Road intersection within 14 hours of each - one around 9 p.m. Sunday night and the other before 11 a.m. Monday.
Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train and rail service is launching a new text-messaging program for riders looking to receive real-time responses specific to their travel.
Manteca's public safety personnel are teaming up in a bid to keep things as safe and sane as possible in the week leading up to the Fourth of July.
When Chuck and Terri Palmer first set out to send a batch of packages to their son-in-law who had been deployed to Iraq so that his guys could have a slice of home, they had no idea how big that single gesture would become.
Now that the school year has ended and the freedom of summer vacation has begun, Scott and Tracey Sylvester have one agenda for their six kids.
Eight farmers in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District have already run out of water with almost four months left in the growing season.
Enforce the rules.
The body of a 35-year-old Manteca man who had reportedly committed suicide was discovered in the south side of the Walmart parking lot near the Highway 120 Bypass shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday by a passerby, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
Five people are seeking appointment Tuesday to the Area 6 vacancy on the Manteca Unified School District board.
Forward thinking - and retaining city ownership of utilities - has given Manteca some of the lowest municipal utility rates in the region.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is one of five irrigation districts along with San Francisco that have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights.