They are Great Options, whether the economy is up or down.
AKF Development – the firm that played a pivotal role in helping Manteca snag The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley and Del Webb at Woodbridge plus converted the old Spreckels Sugar factory site into a $200 million economic juggernaut - is now being tapped to help Manteca secure a water park and a hotel.
RIPON - The Ripon City Council is faced with even more drastic cuts when members will mull over the first draft of the city's budget for the next fiscal year at their 7 p.m. Tuesday night meeting devoted to budget study.
The odds are if you called 9-1-1 to summon the Manteca Fire Department in 2009 it wasn't due to fire but a medical emergency.
Angie Ramey didn't waste any time in mobilizing her troops to take to the Tidewater Bikeway in an effort to clean up the garbage left behind by the inconsiderate people who use one of Manteca's crown jewels.
RIPON – Melinda Shaw did her best to keep her composure as she maneuvered her way through the vacant Ripon Drug and Gift building on Main Street on Saturday.
LATHROP – Jenica Reagan is already the proud owner of a ewe and a wether sheep.
Editor's note: Below is the text of Jenica Reagan's award-winning speech in the annual Rotary speech contest. She won first place in the first round, held at Lathrop High School, and second place in the area level held in Tracy. She received a prize of $125 for each contest.
A century ago intercity trolley service – electric trains if you will – was all the rage transporting people between Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin Valley destinations such as Stockton, Modesto, Galt, Manteca, Merced, Lodi , and Elk Grove.
Never have so many people been out of work in Manteca since the Great Depression.
Its one thing to go to a high school drama production based on the works of a famous playwright.
RIPON - A girl's dream of attending her senior prom in a beautiful evening gown is a real possibility for more than 1,400 soon-to-be high school graduates this year that might otherwise have to stay home on their special night.
It starts with changing the time of the microwave and the VCR – a tandem that makes the Rubik's Cube look like a maze that goes in one direction.
LATHROP – First he turned Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in to the Fair Political Practices Commission for what he perceived was "money laundering activity."
LATHROP – It has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research and helped unite a community.
STOCKTON – Calling all superheroes, wrestling fans, movie buffs and gamers.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.
Manteca leaders are calling for a community summit on how to deal with the homeless.
Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.
If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.
A late Tuesday morning grass fire that leveled a homeless encampment on Lathrop Road near the Raley's Shopping Center at Union Road happened amid three fire department's emergency rescue calls to homes in the area.
LATHROP – The competition for the two seats up for grabs on the Lathrop City Council is getting tight.
Bruce Lownsbery went straight from work to the scheduled Manteca City Council meeting Tuesday.
They clocked in with 10 National Night Out Parties.
Typical San Joaquin Valley mosquitoes thrive in the hot, dry climate that is typical during the summer.
"Hey I remember you!" shrieked the girl of about five as she worked her way down the line with a plate of eggs and ham.
Chester Smith is in Northern California with a San Joaquin County strike team battling a devastating wildfire in Siskiyou County where eight homes so far have been destroyed.
A fire in dry weeds in the 1800 block of West Yosemite Avenue threatened a home and an adjacent mobile home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.