RIPON - Ripon's Tony Mistlin has come a long way from the disciplinary wrath of teachers in a boys' prep school in England to becoming the owner of a Honda dealership and the community's No. 1 benefactor supporting its 120-acre sports park on River Road.
Students at Shasta School got a sampling of life in the world of professional sports compliments of Justin Friend.
A series of storms such as are now moving through Manteca would have sent business and home owners alike scurrying for sand bags in some parts of the city just 30 years ago.
Ray Utterback wasn't happy with his standard insurance sales job more than 20 years ago.
The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.
Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.
Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.
Like anything cool, it starts with a stack of paperwork.
It was a surprise meeting of the minds over a cup of coffee Saturday morning that could pay future dividends in addressing the gang problem in Manteca.
The biggest residential project ever approved for Manteca is about to get bigger.
Family get togethers, barbecue, or a celebration at the park like the big gathering that Manteca had over the weekend is "not the true meaning" of Memorial Day weekend, said American Legion Post 249 Commander Jim Winston to the sparse group that showed up Monday at the historic Union Cemetery on Louise Avenue and Union Road.
Walnut grower Chris Van Groningen is hoping the pressurized irrigation system installed by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District west of Ripon and south of Manteca could be tapped for fire suppression.
"The freedom we enjoy is not free," Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal told the crowd gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial for Monday's Memorial Day observance.
AmyJo Mattheis isn't your run-of-the-mill atheist.
The pastor. The retired steel worker. The congressman.