Manteca Fire has managed to slash $1.6 million in its annual operational expenses without layoffs, reduction in front-line manpower, or station closures.
With the first day of instruction about a week away, the five comprehensive high schools of Manteca Unified are gearing up to welcome the newcomers.
RIPON - Two Ripon High School juniors – a boy and a girl – went before the school board Monday night and questioned the thinking behind the current dress code.
RIPON – Just because school started doesn't mean you have to sacrifice all of the benefits of spending time outside in the summer.
Crystal Downs has a passion for people, a woman who meets her challenges daily, with a zest to make a difference. She has her own ideas about downtown redevelopment, too, manifest in her own recently restored business front.
It's only been a year since Sierra High School grad Devin Tailes left Northern California to chase her dream of musical stardom.
Manteca's next big housing boom could take place in southwest Manteca.
Manteca's first industrial employer wasn't Spreckels Sugar.
RIPON - You don't have to travel far for a peaceful woodland stroll along the river.
The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 16.
LATHROP – The Lathrop City Council last week unanimously approved the conversion of the roadside stretch in front of Lathrop Elementary into a 13-foot Class II bike lane that will allow both vehicular and bike traffic.
It was a team effort that made the weekend's first Manteca Police motorcycle safety challenge such a terrific success, according to Lt. Nick Obligacion.
Golf might be a gentleman's game but its accompanying politics in Manteca historically have been more cut-throat than orderly.
LATHROP – Lathrop's first fireworks fund-raiser ended with a resounding bang at the cash register.
RIPON - It has taken a state administrative law panel more than eight weeks to reach a decision on a 29-year-tenured Ripon High School teacher who had declined to take additional course work in support of teaching English learners.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.
It will take roughly 300,000 gallons of water to fill the water park portion of the proposed Manteca Great Wolf Resort.
Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.
The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."
Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.
There's a pending deal striking a balance between agriculture, urban, and fish needs for water from the stressed Stanislaus River watershed.
It's kind of the ultimate irony – the need for a municipality to do everything it can to meet a bureaucratic deadline dealing with a 200-year-flood when California is in the middle of what could very easily become its worst drought on record.
Robert Iniguez leans against the threshold separating the weights from the indoor turf.
Correspondence between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Congressman Jeff Denham's office shows the Bureau of Reclamation wants to flush as much as 15,000 acre feet of water down the Stanislaus River in order to "save" six fish.
River Islands, when it is fully completed, will be a massive achievement in expert planning.
Sharing the stage and limelight at the Manteca Street Fair this weekend are several up-and-coming musicians, bands, and singers from GK Music.
Mustard is more than just a condiment.
Life in Manteca is about to change.
Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.
Orange colored mesh bags of fruits and vegetables were a gift to hungry, low income Mantecans Good Friday morning to help them stretch their budgets.