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.
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony of Padua Church is expecting to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Dave Wellenbrock wasn't representing the American Civil Liberties Union when he spoke at the meeting of the Manteca TEA Party Patriots Thursday night.
The couch is much too small for Cathy, Don and Ashton Lee to sit on at once, but they gladly squeeze into its purple arms, cradling their youngest son.
California is the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
It's been a very good year for McManis Family Winery in Ripon.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The annual Christmas tree lighting is one of the City of Ripon's kick-off to the holidays.
By ROSE ALBANO TISSO
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.
Bob Adams - the Manteca city manager that played a key role in major civic and private sector improvements ranging from Speckles Park and Big League Dreams to landing Bass Pro Shops - is now helping a second California city on the ropes financially since his retirement in 2008.