A typical PG&E power pole and line serving Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is 37 years-old. That age factor – determined by experts with a global track record dealing with infrastructure – was gleaned by sampling pole date stamps and nails in the overhead portion of the 800 miles of distribution feeds serving power customers within the South San Joaquin Irrigation District boundaries. That – when coupled with PG&E's own depreciation information filed annually with the ...
LATHROP – The city of Lathrop is about to join the growing number of municipalities throughout California and in at least three states that are cracking down on mobile vendors in the name of safety and fairness.
Brian Rodriguez knows firsthand how beneficial the Manteca Boys and Girls Club can be in the life of a youth just trying to stay on the right track.
Several readers pointed out that not everyone in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon will see their power bills reduced by 15 percent should South San Joaquin Irrigation District displace PG&E as the retail electricity providers.
MRPS membership dinner on Sept. 17 The annual MRPS membership dinner is on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. You are able to pay your dues at this time. New members are welcome. If you are not able to attend, mail your dues to P.O. Box 25, Manteca, CA 95336. Dues are $15 for each adult (18 years and older.) Dinner is free ...
There was one other victim of the aftermath of the Bank of America robbery that left two young families homeless – an elderly landlord.
In 2001, Lori Davidson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years ago, she lost one of her kidneys, again to cancer. Last year, she had knee-replacement surgery which is why she walks with the aid of a walker. And wherever she goes, an oxygen tank is always in a basket attached to her walker. Problems with her lungs made that medical gadget a round-the-clock necessity since she developed breathing problems, which prompted her visit to ...
Five teens have earned appointment to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission. The five are Jose Carranza, Heather Herrera, Katie Vaught, Cheraya Williams, and Jena Anderson. There is still one vacancy. For more on the position contact the City Clerk's office at 456-8017. The commission advises the Manteca City Council on youth-related issues plus undertakes a number of projects including junior high dances and helping assist at community events. In the past, elected leaders have called ...
RIPON – One of the gardens featured in the Saturday, Sept. 12, Ripon Garden Tour showcases a spacious back yard of a country home that has hosted many social gatherings of family and friends over the years.
WTC survivor speaks Sunday in Manteca You've seen him on television and newspapers throughout the country. Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle were on the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th when the world stood still. The Place of Refuge and the City of Manteca will welcome Michael and Roselle to the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13, at 486 Button Avenue in ...
The Bureau of Reclamation invites the public to join a Park Ranger on one of many assorted hikes this fall to explore the diversity of nature and history around New Melones Lake.
Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago. Nothing was selling in the Manteca housing resale market. Realtors were happy when collectively more than one home closed escrow in a given week. Buyers were staying away in droves. Median resale prices had reached a nose-bleeding $413,000 or a level that was almost seven times the average household income in Manteca. It didn't really matter for those living and working in Manteca who were still renting ...
The resolution to the dramatic 11-hour stand-off between law enforcement and two armed bank robbery suspects holed up in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex came down to what Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker refers to as the three "T"s – time, talk, and tear gas.
It started as a simple gesture. Susie Beeler wanted to make sure those serving America in the global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan knew they were appreciated. She hatched the idea to collect "things that would make the lives of soldiers more pleasant so far away from home." Thus, "Treats for Our Troops" was born. Now five years and more than 2,000 boxes of treats shipped to area military personnel serving in war ...
LATHROP – In the opening scene of Casino Royale, James Bond leaps from beam to beam, climbs wires and runs up cranes.
A fire captain, a criminal justice student, and a cell firm director are all vying for an appointment to the Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission.
LATHROP – Pilkington North America, Inc., a company that manufactures float glass used by architectural and automotive markets will pay more than $200,000 to settle violations of hazardous waste laws, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced.
Ronnie LeMay has been a drummer for the Christian Worship Center's band for seven years. He plays the drums on Sunday and at the mid-week service. And he never fails to join the worship team once a week for practice.
It has happened to all of us.
Turkey R Us organizers have some good news and some bad news.
The east side of the Manteca Bedquarters building in downtown Manteca at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street will see the first of military murals going up next week.
Pension costs - considered by economists as one barometer of a city's long-term financial health - account for 30.9 percent of the general fund budget in struggling cities such as San Jose.
The east side of the Bed Quarters building in downtown Manteca will see the first military murals in the community at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street, according to Manteca Mural Society spokesman Norman Knodt.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A street racer crested a hill at 79 miles per hour then struck and killed a woman and her three young sons as they crossed a Philadelphia boulevard at night, prosecution witnesses testified in court Tuesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A new, smaller version of NASA's space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing.
The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.
An 11-year-old sixth grader, Janita Ferrando, was successful in her own personal food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank last weekend at the Li'l Buffs final season game at the Manteca High School stadium.
Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.
A Stockton missing person whose remains were located buried in a Manteca yard May 28 died of homicidal asphyxiation, almost 23 years ago, according to a Stockton Police coroner's report Tuesday evening.