A motorcycle revved its engine, spun its tire and exited the Game Stop parking lot, leaving behind only a cloud of smoke.
When construction finally begins on the voter-approved Measure G projects, Ripon Unified will go about on a lease-leaseback plan.
Veronica Mendoza always wanted to make $10-an-hour. She had thought about going in and asking her boss around Thanksgiving for a raise just in time for the Christmas season so she could shower her young son with an abundance of gifts. It wouldn't have amounted to a financial windfall by any stretch, and she still would have struggled to make ends meet. But it would have been a start. Now she doesn't have to worry ...
FRESNO (AP) - People living in poverty in California's rural San Joaquin Valley pay more than 2 percent of their income for tap water - above the threshold of affordability set in a state law, according to a new study.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A former boardinghouse run by a California woman convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the yard became a tourist destination over the weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A tiny tree door has appeared in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after another one was removed because it violated city code.
MODESTO - Central Catholic High School decided two years ago to hire a true chef to run the food program at CCHS and the decision was met with tremendous favor from students and staff.
FRENCH CAMP – The General Counsel of California's Agricultural Labor Relations Board ("ALRB"), the United Farm Workers of America ("UFW"), and Ace Tomato Company, Inc. ("Ace") reached a $1.05 million global settlement agreement this week, ending nearly 20 years of litigation. The settlement resolves more than a dozen cases pending before the ALRB and in California's courts.
LATHROP – It's the $150,000 question. Can Lathrop residents unplug from their e-devices long enough to enjoy an afternoon at a local park? It depends who you ask – or how you look at it. A brief, albeit somewhat contentious discussion by the Lathrop City Council Monday night focused on whether it would be prudent for the city to outfit any of its remaining 13 public parks with free Wi-Fi access. It is a project ...
Manteca's council chambers could get a new look by early 2014. Elected leaders Tuesday are expected to award a bid for $475,300 to bring the chambers up to the latest American Disabilities Act standards. It will involve a major make-over of the floors and the entrances to make sure those in wheelchairs and with other handicaps can easily and safely access the chambers. The slope in the chambers will be eliminated and replaced with a ...
Manteca is working to extend its string of five straight years without an increase in sewer rates.
The cost of burying Manteca's garbage at Forward Inc.'s landfill on North Austin Road won't be increasing.
New Hope is the theme of the annual St. Anthony of Padua harvest festival coming up this Saturday and Sunday.
LATHROP – It's nearly impossible to make it across Lathrop without getting stopped by a train.
Major efforts are underway by the Ripon Unified School District to study and then develop a Facilities Master Plan that will guide the district through the next 5-10 years as the housing resurgence impacts the district.
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.
VENTURA (AP) - Ventura County is mulling a ban on fixed-gear bicycles on park trails after a hit-and-run accident that left a rider with severe injuries.
SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - California officials and the operator of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are mulling whether the plant will spend up to $12 billion to redesign its cooling system, blamed for sucking in fish larvae and disrupting the marine ecosystem.
CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Despite a California law requiring assisted-care facility licensing reports to be easily viewable to the public, access to important background information on the facilities can be difficult to find, a newspaper reported Sunday.