Most of the time it isn't hard to find Diana Simmons.
LATHROP – In the midst of Lathrop-Manteca Fire District's worst budget crisis since its founding in 1936, its union firefighters are stepping forward with a laundry list of suggestions to help soften the fiscal blow.
What a difference a decade makes.
With more than three decades of fire experience under his belt, Bob Scharmann knows a thing or two about what it means to be a firefighter.
An aquatic center – complete with Olympic-sized swimming pool for competition coupled with a water park – is considered by a consultant as the best way for Manteca to develop a part of the 111 acres the city owns that fronts the Highway 120 Bypass immediately west of Big League Dreams and Costco.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.
RIPON - Ripon's retiring police chief Richard Bull is being contracted by the City Council to serve as a consultant to the interim chief of police for the next six months.
Sigrid Laird has been a household name for over 40 years, having taught some 5,000 children how to swim, ranging in age from toddlers to high school seniors.
New home construction valued at $110 million in 2009 is effectively cushioning the City of Manteca from suffering substantial property tax revenue drops for the fiscal year that started July 1.
The final obstacle that was holding up the Library Park expansion - getting agreement between Verizon, Comcast, and PG&E for the location of various utility lines - has been resolved.
The Manteca Police Canine Unit is in need of funding – a scheduled golf tournament on August 14 is hoped to make a difference.
An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.
You could go three months out of the year without paying PG&E a cent for electricity.
Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.
Solid waste route drivers would become the first line of defense against blight if Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Behling has his way.
Turkeys R Us needs another 1,005 turkeys to make sure struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop don't go without traditional meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas
The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is giving the community a gift this Christmas season - a downtown Holiday Street Fair.
It was like old times.
Two downtown parking lots are being rehabilitated.
It's good to be remembered.
Jeff Burkhardt was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back.
Manteca residents have reduced year-to-year water use for the fifth consecutive month.
The battle continues for millions of American veterans, whether they saw action in a war zone, or just "stood in the gap." It is a battle that they are waging back on their home turf – for military benefits, and for recognition and respect.
Manteca is having its biggest year for single family home starts since 2005.
Trony Wyrick learned everything she knows from the military.
He was remembered as the life of the party – the guy that always had the smile and always had time for his family.
Traffic enforcement in Manteca is receiving a $133,000 infusion from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long traffic enforcement upgrade within the community.
Doctors Hospital has a special patient for Veterans' Day - an 89-year-old private first class who served with the celebrated World War II Tenth Mountain Division that fought the German Army in the snowy Italian Alps in 1944.
Brock Elliott Elementary School in Manteca was named after the first Manteca soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.
St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca is once again playing host to the annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Faire, arguably its most popular fund-raising event of the year.