South San Joaquin irrigation District isn't about to let PG&E set the perimeters of the debate this time around in their bid to provide the people of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with a minimum 15 percent reduction in electrical bills, better customer service, and more reliable electricity.
The City of Lathrop will be holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
LATHROP – The Lum family took their lobbying effort to the Lathrop City Council Tuesday night in the wake of the tragic death of 28-year-old Jeremy Lum a few days ago.
The imposing 184-acre Sedan Estate – complete with a 30,000-square-foot mansion visible for miles – is being pondered for possible purchase by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
It was a surreal scene. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky during the first week of January 1997 as over four dozen California Conservation Corps workers were feverishly laying down plastic weighted by sand bags on the dry cross-levee paralleling Woodward Avenue as water inched up ever so higher on the south side. A half mile away, Caltrans crews were "plugging" the McKinley Avenue underpass of the Highway 120 ...
Manteca's annual effort to rally neighborhoods to join in the fight against crime kicks off next Sunday with a National Night Out community block party at Library Park.
Manteca needs to encourage the building of 2,188 affordable housing units by 2014 to meet a state mandated goal.
Manteca Youth Focus conducted a car wash Saturday at Les Schwab parking lot, 1240 W. Yosemite Avenue where the Lathrop Youth Focus will conduct a car wash next Saturday as well from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manteca Transit's "brand' is about to be stimulated. Some of the $1.3 million in "Obama Bucks" the City of Manteca is receiving is going toward "rebranding" Manteca Transit to the tune of $40,000 which also will cover signage and brochures. City officials haven't said why there is a need for rebranding after just about two years on the road although "Manteca Transit" was pretty pedestrian to begin with. While someone a tad cynic suggested dubbing ...
The Friends of Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department 7th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Tournament took place Friday at the Manteca Golf Course to assist the city in providing youth scholarship funds. The Parks & Recreation Department offer scholarships to families for youth ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. Classes available for scholarship assistance include: swim lessons, all youth sports, toddler art and exploration, toddler creative ...
RIPON – Stroller Strides, the country's largest fitness program for new moms, is celebrating its first anniversary in the Manteca and Ripon community.
90 years ago July 25, 1919 The cantaloupe packing sheds are about the busiest place in Manteca this week. It has been a surprise to all. This is the first time any effort has been made to make this a cantaloupe district and a late start was made this year. About 300 acres were finally planted by the farmers after considerable persuasion. 80 years ago July 25, 1929 Yesterday afternoon, Chief of Police ...
The next hot spot for Manteca housing: Try the southwest corner of the city. Three separate projects are being advanced that will add 2,439 housing units between McKinley Avenue south of the Highway 120 Bypass and a slough that drains into the San Joaquin River. The three projects are: •The Trails of Manteca, with 1,471 lots on 477 acres, south of Woodward Avenue, north of the Reclamation District 17 dry cross-levee and east of Wetherbee ...
LATHROP – Niko was the K-9 partner of Deputy Ryan Biederman. Rather than wait for an ambulance, the San Joaquin County sheriff of the Lathrop Police Department acted quickly when his canine partner was critically injured from a gunshot wound by a federal marshal that was part of a multiagency task force serving a fugitive warrant last Thursday. Biederman rushed Niko to San Joaquin General where the emergency staff had been informed of the injured ...
Lucille Harris hosted a fundraiser for the Great Valley Writing Project at the Harris Ranch in Ripon Friday night.
Commemorative wine glasses are being provided for the three hour "Taste of Ripon" Wine stroll on Thursday, Dec. 5, courtesy of the McManis Winery as part of the $25 ticket donation to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.
For the past seven years, the City of Manteca has been required to notify residents that some water delivered by the City was out of compliance with regulatory requirements. The primary cause of the non-compliance was arsenic, a naturally occurring element commonly found in ground water.
It was over two years ago that Neal Plymate ran away from home.
Manteca Unified's Transitional Student Success Program can be a haven for homeless students.
Stacy Ochoa recently helped a family housed in a local shelter with five children on a shopping spree.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may take water conservation to the next level.
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.