They waited for rates to drop to 4.5 percent. Now fence sitters are facing interest rates that have jumped almost three-quarters of a percent in two weeks to 5.71 percent. They had dropped to as low as 4.81 percent. "Same song, different verse," observed Realtor Tom Wilson of people who said they were waiting for housing prices to drop and then waited for interest rates to drop. Wilson doesn't expect rising rates to severely undermine ...
Magic Dan was at the Lathrop Community Center on Wednesday. The magic show was part of the Lathrop Library's summer reading program.
Jesus Ceja enjoyed a rather healthy lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly "Crustible" sandwich, a fresh fruit and milk.
Manteca District Ambulance's Billing Manager Melissa Anaya has received national recognition for completion of the National Billing Coders Training Program.
The current economic downturn has several residents having tough times. Manteca District Ambulance has recently been able to help out a little. The local ambulance company has removed a surplus vehicle from its fleet and found it a much needed and welcome home. Pastor Joe Macias from the Christian Worship Center of Manteca has taken ownership of the 1991 Ford van so that he too can continue helping others in these tough economic times. The ...
In Wednesday's article on Manteca Unified's shortfall ballooning from $23.5 million to $31.7, it was noted that $1 million in transportation would come as a savings to the district.
Penny Jones remembers the floods of January 1997 that sent more than 4,000 people in the area south of Manteca fleeing.
Karen Beauchamp didn't know what to expect when she came out to the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon.
Logan Kuhn of Ripon received his Eagle Scout Rank on June 6, 2009 at the Commemorative Air Force hangar in Modesto.
The City of Manteca in partnership with Big League Dreams will be sponsoring a community-wide Independence Day Fireworks event at Big League Dreams on Friday July 3.
Manteca, Lathrop and Ripon police officers were among some 90 of their fellow officers from two counties honored at a Monday noon luncheon presented by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) at the Ripon Community Center.
Hector Velasquez vividly remembers watching his grandfather as he hammered away on boot heels and repaired leather – taking in the smell of wax and polish and that familiar dust that comes from finishing a job.
RIPON – Taking the bus to school might not be an option for Ripon Unified students for very much longer.
Manteca is avoiding over $520,000 in costs while upgrading the city's water system. It is being done with a combination of putting projects out to bid in an extremely competitive climate for construction work as well as thinking a bit out of the box. The most high-profile cost savings is Manteca's water tower on Wetmore Street. State law required the city to determine whether it was safe to withstand a major earthquake. Several years ago ...
Councilwoman Debby Moorhead has heard the grumblings. Not a lot of people are happy about a decision to switch Manteca's official Fourth of July celebration to July 3 in a bid to avoid the City of Manteca paying public safety workers plus other municipal support staff such as street crews overtime and holiday pay as they struggle with an $11.3 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that starts in 21 days. That's why in ...
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.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is urging his former Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run for president. In fact, he's already endorsing her.
CHICAGO (AP) - Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.
FRESNO (AP) - A year ago federal officials trucked 116 spawning salmon to the upper San Joaquin River in Central California and invited media to watch them swim free for the first time since a dam cut off the river's flow a half century ago.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County is weighing whether to create an online map pinpointing dangerous dogs in more than a dozen cities.