Water - or more precisely the lack of it - created a foreclosure crisis in Manteca 80 years ago that makes the Great Recession housing bust seem mild in comparison.
Bill Draa was enjoying his retirement when he was called upon to help out the Ripon Unified School District.
LATHROP – Daniel Whaley doesn't need to do drugs to know that they're a dead-end street.
Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was under construction 75 years ago.
Are you feeling the holiday bulge? Have you lost the motivation to exercise or eat properly? Are you desperate for a physical transformation?
A big jolt is coming in 2014.
The year was 1940. It was the marrying month of March. At least, it was for teen bride Alice Machado who just exchanged vows with the love of her life, Joe Machado, at St. Anthony's Church in Manteca.
Luis Zepeda raced his younger brother, Fernando, several times down Snow Tube Mountain.
LATHROP – The numbers don't like.
LATHROP – Out of every dollar you spend in Lathrop, an extra penny goes to pay for enhanced city services.
Parents whose children are attending schools in Manteca Unified and would like to transfer them to another campus in the district will have the opportunity to do just that from January 7 through Jan 31, 2014.
Mayor Willie Weatherford notes that some cities build grandiose city halls that conjure up images of the Taj Mahal.
Recent enrollment figures at Ripon Unified were reportedly a mixed blessing.
Ray Utter is among those responsible for you having gas in your car.
LATHROP – It has a long and fairly technical name.
John Scharf gathered a group of children outside the gym doors, handing out garbage bags and a history lesson.
The hunt is on.
Copper thieves ripping off boxes that service street lights are costing Manteca taxpayers $95,000 a year.
ESCALON - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.
It's the only weapon that you can take on to an airplane.
The water war has started.
William Hunter and Jake Van Duyn are scheduled to be honored at Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting.
Question: What's better than one community club putting together an annual fund-raising event?
100 years ago
Matt Whetstine and Chuck Jines had an hour.
Manteca municipal employees might get their first increase in pay after taking an average reduction of 20 percent five years ago.
RIPON – Tim Rhode returned to the valley on Thursday, equipped with an abundance of energy, a set of slides and a message: Plan for tomorrow.
The showroom floor at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford is set to receive a car like no other in the world.
Eight years ago, Norma Lynn Hood saw a simple tank top at Macy's in San Jose. She fell in love with the carnation flower that accented the otherwise plain piece of women's clothing.