Bad guys aren't wild about the Manteca Police Department's black and white units.
Manteca's pending $8 billion budget deficit is forcing city leaders to rethink several projects including remodeling two existing buildings purchased to provide new headquarters for the police and the fire departments.
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.
A short time ago, Erick Varela's journey from military service in Iraq to being introduced at the White House by Michelle Obama would have been more than implausible.
LATHROP – That rickety old bridge on Manthey Road that crosses the San Joaquin River will soon be getting a major upgrade.
As Manteca residents shop for their Super Bowl party this weekend, they will find the Manteca High football team honored on special commemorative Crystal Creamery milk cartons.
For area farmers, it's 1975-1976 all over again.
LATHROP – For his first two years on the Lathrop City Council, Omar Ornelas dealt with turmoil.
At age 98, Joe Martinez was the oldest member from "The Greatest Generation" at Thursday's Manteca Mural Society brainstorming session.
A structure fire in the 400 block of North Grant Street caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a house on Wednesday morning.
John Harris' wife wanted to buy 10 roses.
LATHROP – Medical benefits are expensive.
The Manteca Mural Society is seeking input from World War II veterans, their families, and others to set the perimeters for an artists' competition to select the design for the next mural.
LATHROP – Rich Hogan isn't a farmer.
The proverbial light - powered by tax revenues - is at the end of the tunnel.
It just became a little bit easier to get to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport from Interstate 5.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
FRENCH CAMP - The French Camp McKinley Fire District was awarded a $250,000 traffic safety grant for the purchase of extrication equipment for distribution to 15 fire districts within San Joaquin County.