It usually starts with a small spark that makes a small crackling noise.
Those who use the least electricity will see their PG&E bills go up in January while those who use the most will see a slight drop in their bills.
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.
Scenes from the d inner that preceded the Christmas performance Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Northland Road stake center.
The Lathrop Manteca Firefighters Association played Santa for the 11th consecutive Christmas seasons by hosting a party Thursday for needy families and foster children.
Congressman Jerry McNerney will hold a Congress at Your Corner to meet with his constituents on Monday, Dec. 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Manteca Branch Library.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
PG&E representatives at public forums have repeatedly put the value of the electrical distribution system in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon at more than $300 million.
Nine hundred city residents lost their jobs in October and November to push Manteca unemployment up to a post Depression high of 14.8 percent.
Mike Mallory is impressed.
Michael Placencia is now putting together the pieces that will allow him to make a film about the death of his brother at a Modesto nightclub.
The Commons at Union Ranch hosted Thursday's Manteca Chamber of Commerce mixer.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.
Several Ash Wednesday Masses and scripture services are being observed at St. Anthony of Padua in Manteca and St. Patrick's Church in Ripon. Ashes will be distributed during each service.
Calvary Community Church will host the Central Valley R3 Men's Conference on Saturday.
The lawsuits have started.
Mohsen Tarin, the President of Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.'s new Central Valley office at 259 Spreckels Ave., is inviting the public to a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and chamber coffee on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Manteca may finally get a dog park first promised in 2003.
The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.
It didn't take long for Lathrop's founders to realize that development needs to pay its own way.
The North Pointe Specific Plan is a major project for the City of Ripon.
Dave Phippen is more than just a simple almond farmer.
Manteca's elected leaders will decide whether to celebrate the Fourth of July on the actual day or move the city's aerial fireworks display to July 3.
Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.
Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?
Only one more roadblock remains before South San Joaquin Irrigation District can legally make an offer to buy PG&E retail electrical facilities in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
A South County water emergency could be declared by month's end.