Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford didn't like the idea of landscaping bulbs on North Main Street when they were first proposed in July of 2003.
RIPON - It was a year of new faces at the City Council and at the school district, plus challenges and some upbeat news for the city that prides itself as the Almond Capital of the World.
Anthony Montanez was the first baby of the New Year to be born at Doctors Hospital Manteca on Jan. 1.
Bicyclists and walkers today cover the same ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.
"Financial peace" is being offered through a series of classes at a Manteca church over the next three months.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 47th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth St. starting at 6 p.m.
Library Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland as part of the initial Trees in the Park event.
Richard Torrano never gave up on his faith.
Manteca Unified is looking to cut $14 million from its upcoming budget.
The median price of existing homes that have closed escrow inside Manteca's city limits are within three weeks of hitting the 2001 levels.
A snow storm expected to blanket the higher elevations in the Sierra today is in deep contrast to snow surveys that are pointing to an unprecedented third year of drought in the post World War II era in California.
Dramatically dropping prices for recycled materials is costing Manteca $125,000 over the course of a year.
LATHROP - Some of Lathrop's biggest stories of 2008 will not be going away just because the old year becomes history and a new year dawns.
Olive Taylor is the only Manteca teacher ever killed on the job.
RIPON - Work ethic, ingenuity and idealism were all alive and well in a young woman kneeling in a Ripon street Thursday.
Phil Waterford loves Manteca's patriotic backbone.
Back in the 1980s the residents along the north side of Louise Avenue between Airport Way and the railroad tracks formed the nucleus of the Manteca Rural Committee.
Manteca has entered the green versus yellow lawn quandary.
Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.
It was a red carpet event Thursday night when San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel officially installed five board members to new terms on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board during a dinner at the Spring Creek Country Club.
Ron Corbin was getting ready to bicycle from the Prayer Valley Church food distribution effort last week across from Library Park to his brother's home with bags of food on the handle bars.
Several schools in Manteca Unified will be greeting the new school year with new roofs and playground equipment, smooth pavements that were once cracked, newly replaced lighting units, new carpets on the floors, and fresh coats of paint in a number of classrooms.
When Ripon Unified voters hit the polls in November, they'll have a say so on how to conduct future school board elections.
An 81-year-old Manteca woman sustained fatal injuries in a 7 a.m. Wednesday crash while driving her 2007 Ford sedan at Louise Avenue and Jack Tone Road, according to a CHP report.
Dennis Bitters would rather not see you.
Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.
They come in waves.
Hundreds of cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Manteca have been the recipients of love and comfort from a handful of women at the Woodbridge at Del Webb community in Manteca.
Everything comes in cycles for Karla Fredricks.
Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.