Firefighters from two departments responded to a 911 call that smoke was rolling off the roof above a second story apartment Friday night and kept the blaze from spreading to three adjacent living units.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District netted $8.3 million from wholesale power sales in 2009 to continue building a financial base in its goal to lower retail power rates for 38,000 customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon by as early as the first quarter of 2011.
Manteca author Kirby William Brown will be signing copies of his book, California Faince: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles, all day during business hours at Antique Avenue at Spreckels Park shopping center, 1327 Historical Place.
Heavy black smoke seen for miles from burning outbuildings in Lathrop north of Louise Avenue and just east of McKinley Avenue at the end of Park Avenue drew sightseers from several communities as two outbuildings literally burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon.
A driver whose car veered off the roadway last April striking four teens – killing one 14-year-old – as they walked home along the shoulder of East Highway 120 returning from an orchard bonfire won't receive jail time.
Katie Williston usually this time of the year pulls down her sleeping bags and her outdoor gear in order to make sure that everything survived the winter – falling not to temperatures but to varmints – as she gears up for another beautiful Northern California spring.