Mosquitoes are all the buzz these days, turning up in record numbers throughout the country. In the Southeast, mosquito experts have reported 2-year-old eggs hatching amid dry conditions, creating an endless wave of blood-suckers. Here, San Joaquin County officials aren't seeing the same infestation. In fact, population counts are down from last year. What alarms county officials, though, are the one-week spikes in samples infected with the West Nile virus. ...
SAN FRANCISCO – “Do you want a receipt?” the toll-taker asked. “Yes please,” I said. It was a simple exchange. Something you wouldn’t exactly expect to have any sort of extra meaning or relevance. But 39 minutes after the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened for the regular people of the world, she handed me $16 in change and a slip of paper proving that I was part of the ...
Love is at the heart of Manteca Kindred Arts' longevity. Established in 1986 at the prodding of an impassioned column by the late retired educator and writer Robert Camden in the Manteca Bulletin, the 501 (c)(3) organization, which means all donations are tax deductible, the incorporated concert association has managed to offer classical music programs for the community every year without fail since its inception without scrimping on the quality of the artists and performances ...
One of the area's most enduring events held in the middle of the harvest season is taking place the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22.
The best art display in Manteca can be found in the council chambers at the Civic Center. After months of no art work gracing the wall behind the council dais, Bill Barnhart stepped up and arranged for artists residing in Del Webb at Woodbridge to offer up a piece of their work to grace the council chambers. The Manteca City Council led by Mayor Pro Tempore Debby Moorhead showed their appreciation Tuesday by presenting individual ...
People see them on social media sites all the time. Beware of strange people in your neighborhood that might be up to no good. There's a group that's running a certain racket that will inadvertently lead to some sort of harm to you or your family. The specifics change, but in Jessica Becker's case the talk at the preschool she takes her daughter to focused on group of door-to-door booksellers that had allegedly been targeting ...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Evacuation orders and advisories were lifted Tuesday for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by a raging wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is betting that a judges' remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did last season.
There are eight trucks a minute passing any given point on the Highway 99 corridor through Manteca.
Tommy Nelson thought he was getting himself another wonderful Labor Day. After all, Sunday made things look that way with its sunshine and it's typical early September temperatures, so he didn't think twice when he went to the store, bought some ribs, and planned on grilling them up for the last big weekend holiday of the summer. The last thing he expected was the rain. In an unexpected turn, the hot summer conditions that have ...
State-of-the-art community rooms in Manteca's $8.3 million transit center are sitting unused by the public until the Manteca City Council acts on recommendations by a citizen's panel regarding proposed rents.
In less than 30 years, San Joaquin County will have more than 110,000 additional households.
Around a dozen homes could be built on 3.67 acres on South Union Road that was struck four times in the past 80 days by arson fires.
ESCALON - The driver of a tanker carrying 8,000 gallons of propane died Saturday from injuries sustained when his truck exploded after colliding with a big rig and a box truck on Mariposa Road at Dodds Road.
What's in the future for the Fourth of July celebration? On Tuesday, Ripon City Council members will discuss just that as it relates to cost, funding sources, and issues that might need resolving in order to prepare for the 2014 fireworks event. Mayor Dean Uecker is scheduled to provide the report during the 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave. He and Elden 'Red' Nutt serve on the Fireworks Committee ...
A man driving a silver BMW sedan and wearing all black identified himself as a Manteca Police officer as he approached newspaper delivery carriers at about 3:15 a.m. Monday tapping on the driver's window asking what the couple was doing near a restaurant in the 600 block of East Yosemite Avenue.
An ironworker buying doughnuts early Monday morning was shaken up in a carjacking of his 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup truck after he attempted to stop the thief from driving out of the parking lot.
The Ripon City Council is expected to appoint Katie Nielsen to the Senior Commission at tonight's 7 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
Before he underwent gastric bypass surgery six months ago for health reasons, Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer had to attend pre-surgical preparatory classes in Modesto.
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.