Vada McKinnon would have been proud to have seen the flowering plum tree added to Cotta Park Monday morning.
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.
LATHROP – It has been five years since the Allied Waste Corporation asked for any sort of a rate increase for seniors.
Mark Kosier is a 6-foot-7 computer repairman – and that's not even the most interesting thing about him.
For efficiency and bargain, the bus gets high marks.
Schools are on summer break. But while schools are closed and students are out enjoying their vacations, members of the Parent Teacher Group of St. Anthony of Padua School are keeping their hearts open to help a Manteca family in need. They are sponsoring a drive-thru dinner fund-raiser at Fagundes Meats for the family of Manteca High School student Jonathan Loon.
The San Joaquin County District Four Board of Supervisors' race will see Russ Munson and Chuck Winn enter a November runoff for representation of the east side of the county from Lodi and Woodbridge to Ripon.
Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Xtreme Bulls & Broncs Rodeo on the River fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8 from noon to 5 p.m. both days at Dell'Osso Family Farm in Lathrop just off Interstate 5.
Manteca's elected leaders don't want to put the hard-to-find Weber's BBQ out of business or other small businesses now populating the Manteca Industrial Park.
The Sunrise Kiwanis want to make sure everyone that wants to celebrate the Fourth of July by participating in the traditional parade down Main Street in Manteca will be able to do so.
The results have yet to be certified official, but San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore appears to be headed for a third term.
Jon is a consumer of Valley CAPS.
Russ Munson and Chuck Winn were the leaders in the race for the San Joaquin County Supervisors Fourth District seat encompassing Ripon, Escalon and Lodi in early vote counting Tuesday.
Arthur Thompson likes fresh.
Manteca's elected leaders want Kaiser to restore services to the healthcare firm's Manteca hospital.
Two term San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore held the early lead Tuesday night and appears to be headed towards another four years as San Joaquin County's top cop.
Deputy District Attorney and Chief Prosecutor Tori Verber Salazar led Gary Hickey in the race for San Joaquin County District Attorney Tuesday night at press time.