Manteca is on pace for the sixth straight year of 280 plus new homes being built. Builders have finished or started 217 homes through the end of August. Developers are convinced the market is picking up steam as site work is now underway on four new housing projects. It takes between four to six months to go for raw land to be turned into build-able lots. New residential construction - the barometer of Manteca's economic ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn't typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what Microsoft employed when confronted with a convention room full of passionate gamers.
NEW YORK (AP) - After the crossfire, CNN's new debating crew plans a "Ceasefire."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man who almost didn't survive the Boston Marathon bombing has returned home after five months of recovery and rehabilitation.
Manteca was booming in 1980. The city built a fire station at 399 West Louise Avenue to cover new neighborhoods along the Louise corridor. The station sat empty, though, when the hammers finally fell silent with the project's completion. Despite the booming economy, Manteca couldn't afford to staff the fire station. It would be a good year before the station was activated. It was the same time when the city's general fund reserves dwindled down ...
It's a two-hour live performance filled with world-class thrills and excitement for the entire family.
Manteca is a city council vote away from having another event venue. And it's a nice venue at that. But concerns about whether the city's initial proposed pricing plan for renting the community rooms inside of the $8.3 million transit center undercut businesses that already offer the same services prompted the council to form a committee to come up with a different rate schedule. And when the committee met on Thursday afternoon, they came up ...
Ripon's neighbor just across the Stanislaus River is following the Almond Capital's successful 1945 effort to become a city in its own right by first forming a non-profit chamber of commerce and uniting its residents through the use of the neighborhood computer network website dubbed www.nextdoor.com.
Four of the seven homes featured in Saturday's September Stroll Home & Garden Tour offered each year by the Ripon Garden Club are steeped in local history. They are all clustered in a sycamore tree-lined section of Palm Avenue in the heart of the city's historic downtown residential area.
SONORA (AP) - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.
Two Manteca buildings - the new city animal shelter and the restored HOPE Family Shelter - have earned architectural design awards.
The keyword, when it comes to the Smit family garden, is repurposing. For Bryan and Shannon Smit, repurposing is just another word for recycling. The phrase, though, that Shannon likes to use is "flea market junk gardening." She laughed as she added, "It's the budget-friendly way to do stuff. When you have a very limited budget, that's the way to do it." This is the garden theme that the young couple is sharing with guests ...
Like a balloon caught in the wind, bouncing from cloud to cloud, Destiny's challenge can be seen from parts of the country.
Jaime H. Portillo, 29, of Galt is being charged with manslaughter in the fiery fatal crash Saturday afternoon north of Escalon on Mariposa Road that claimed the life of the 43-year-old Modesto driver of a 2013 Peterbilt propane tanker that spread its 8,000 gallon load over 1,000 feet of roadway following a three-vehicle collision.
Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country.
Six Ripon civic leaders donned firefighters' heavy turnout gear Friday and learned first-hand the challenges and pressures of being active firefighters in the community.
The agreement outlining the provisions of the exchange of properties between the Manteca Unified School District and Union Ranch Partners will be discussed and considered for approval tonight by the Board of Trustees.
Manteca has two existing water tanks - one on Lathrop Road and another in front of the wastewater treatment plant on West Yosemite Avenue.
A man driving a silver BMW sedan and wearing all black identified himself as a Manteca Police officer as he approached newspaper delivery carriers at about 3:15 a.m. Monday tapping on the driver's window asking what the couple was doing near a restaurant in the 600 block of East Yosemite Avenue.
An ironworker buying doughnuts early Monday morning was shaken up in a carjacking of his 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup truck after he attempted to stop the thief from driving out of the parking lot.
The Ripon City Council is expected to appoint Katie Nielsen to the Senior Commission at tonight's 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
Before he underwent gastric bypass surgery six months ago for health reasons, Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer had to attend pre-surgical preparatory classes in Modesto.
NEW YORK (AP) - Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer is a big loser. But he came out of that being a winner.
Mission accomplished. That's how Manteca Educators Association president Ken Johnson described the completion of the group's annual project benefiting American soldiers overseas during the holidays.
LATHROP – The firm that was initially set to develop the section of town now known as Central Lathrop failed to meet its obligations.
The Swingin' Blues Star will highlight the next Ripon Arts League concert on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Bulb-outs -the much maligned traffic control devices that do double duty in downtown Manteca as planters - are coming to a neighborhood near you.
MIAMI (AP) - Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect's vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglaries and going beyond a Supreme Court ruling that left open the question of whether judges have to approve of the high-tech surveillance.