LATHROP – Lathrop's contract with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office for police services has been approved for another year, the shortest extension since 1990 when the barely six-month-old incorporated city tapped the county for community policing.
LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council voted to bypass state regulation in favor of the safety of its residents, particularly young children.
Manteca developers started 17 new homes in May.
Scenes from Friday Unity Night in the Neighborhood.
Spreckels Sugar plant would probably still be standing today as an abandoned and shuttered complex complete with four 15-story silos some 14 years after closing.
It isn't cheap to build state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and surface water treatment plants to meet stringent state and federal clean water standards.
Last year the Swing for Youth benefit golf tournament helped cover the cost for 100 kids who wouldn't otherwise been able to participate in Manteca Parks and Recreation programs.
RIPON – Glenn Wallace favors the new location of the Dairy Farmers of America's western regional office.
Scenes of summer.
Scenes from the Manteca Chamber Awards
Recently members of the Graffiti Sweeties Baton Twirling Group took top awards at the USTA State Championships.
It's not exactly "Jaws" but the predators that lurk in the Stanislaus River unmercifully attack the young.
Two fund-raisers are planned to help triathlon athlete-in-training Perry Settlemoir raise $5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
As an entertainer, he goes by the name Esteban. The up-and-coming singer, songwriter and soon-to-be psychology major at the California State University in Sacramento has brought his solo act to the San Joaquin County Fair.
RIPON – When Scott Huerta first got an e-mail telling him that his band – French Cassettes – were selected as one of four finalists in the MySpace Artist Discovery contest, he immediately dismissed it as spam.
The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $15.2 million.
Fire in a mobile home Sunday morning at the El Rancho Mobile Home Park, Space 38, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue resulted in a $70,000 loss to the structure and $35,000 to its contents, according to Manteca Fire Battalion Chief David Marques.
Live and silent auctions were part of the well-attended roast for retiring Mayor Willie Weatherford Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center netting some $13,000 for the building fund for a new VFW hall that will be built on Moffat Boulevard.
The tallest "pine tree" in Manteca is going to be "planted" along Button Avenue.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu started hitting the campaign trail a year ago. That may be too early to some but, as it turns out, he is right on the vote.
• The Banta Inn – The building stands alone – tucked along a set of railroad tracks in a desolate area outside of Tracy. And the story of how it came to be, and its subsequent history, makes this rural destination popular with weekenders traveling through the Central Valley an interesting – if not unnerving – stop. It was originally built by Frank Gallegos, an alleged member of Joaquin Murrieta's band of outlaws – a group that migrated from Mexico to California's Central Valley during the Gold Rush, attacking wagon trains and allegedly killing upwards of 40 people. The man believed to be Murrieta ...
Every day is Halloween for San Joaquin Valley Paranormal Research.
Editor's note: This story first ran on Feb. 9, 2010 in the Manteca Bulletin
Few things were off-limits to the capacity crowd that gathered Thursday night at the Manteca Senior Center to usher Willie Weatherford off into a peaceful retirement after serving 12 years as mayor.
There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.
It's hard enough being a senior in high school, getting ready not only for graduation with all the academic requirements but for college entrance as well.
A few years ago, Sister Veronica Hagen was a special guest at the senior luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.
As many as 2,000 costumed kids are expected to converge on downtown Manteca Saturday as part of the 16th annual Safe Halloween.
MRPS Hall on Grant Street is undergoing a facelift. The new and improved popular social facility owned by the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society will be unveiled in December.
Molly K. Hooper- a Capitol Hill staff writer for the respected Washington, D.C., publication "The Hill", interviewed Congressman Jeff Denham Wednesday morning in the Manteca Museum next to the desk of the late, longtime Manteca Congressman John J. McFall.