South San Joaquin Irrigation District wants to put more than $140 million back into the pockets of residents, farmers, businessmen, and government agencies in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon over the next 10 years.
Farmland preservation – as well as growth-related issues for the next 20 years – is the subject of a workshop tonight at Woodward School.
"It's such a relief – it feels good!" Those were the words of Manteca Firefighter Marvin Mears as he was welcomed back to work on the A-1 shift as a line fire captain. Interim Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters said he was glad Mears is back. "He just made a miraculous recovery – so dedicated to physical fitness," Waters said. Mears was seriously injured in a July 3, 2008 boating crash in the ...
Kaiser Hospital in Manteca handed out pink slips to an undetermined number of employees Tuesday morning – part of a Northern California region cut back.
Casey Lynn Bauer received plenty of attention during last February's Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.
Manteca Parks & Recreation has started this year's Before School Program, PM Kinderzone and Kids Zone program.
Sons of Anarchy cast members at Eagles's Nest LATHROP - Eagle's Nest Harley Davidson welcomes cast members from Sons of Anarchy, the hit FX original series, on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. The cast attending includes: Charlie Hunnam, as "Jax", Mark Boone Junior as "Bobby", Kim Coates as "Tig", Tommy Flanagan as "Chibs", Ryan Hurst as "Opie", Theo Rossi as "Juice" and creator and executive producer, Kurt Sutter. They will ...
Roth Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Tuesday, Aug. 18, through Thursday, Aug. 20, while the Union Pacific Railroad replaces a railway crossing.
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA - It has been called "the greatest meeting of land and water in the world."
Manteca's pitch to lure new retail and employment opportunities to the community is delineated in the Chamber of Commerce's new Manteca Magazine & Business Directory. The glossy 60-page publication is making it official debut during a free chamber mixer on Thursday, Aug., 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crystal Down's State Farm Insurance agency office in the 200 block of North Main Street. Downs has just completed a major remodel of the building plus ...
Just 25 years ago trains ran where the Tidewater Bikeway cuts through the heart of Manteca from Lathrop Road to Spreckels Avenue. The railroad was a start-up to challenge the lock-hold that the Southern Pacific Railroad had on freight and passenger services – including the rates charged – up and down the San Joaquin Valley. The plan was to run a competing line from Stockton to Los Angeles to free farmers and cities alike from ...
The song of the skill saws accented with the rat-a-tat of hammers has returned to Manteca. Manteca for the third straight month has recorded more than 30 housing starts with work starting on 36 new homes during July. That means 87 homes have started in the last three months which is more than three times the monthly pace of the prior 14 months. Housing starts are now up to 162 homes in 2009 through the ...
RIPON – Falling revenues means Ripon Unified students and parents may find out in the coming months that programs they have expected to always be there – the reader's workshop as one example – could be history. According to Ripon Superintendent Louise Nan, the district is going to be dangerously close to encroaching on the three-percent reserve that the State of California requires all districts maintain within the next three years. While each round of ...
LATHROP – Isaiah Robles woke up shortly before 6 a.m. Monday in order to make the long walk to school. The Lathrop High freshman, from his home located near Woodfield Park, set out afoot to his new surroundings, taking the recently completed extension road just west of the Interstate 5. "It wasn't too bad," Robles said. "But it was kind of tiring (walking to school)." Principal David Chamberlain noted that most of the estimated 750 ...
Love In the Name of Christ – or Love INC of Manteca – will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 815 Lathrop Road. A partnership of local Christian churches, Love INC was organized to meet the needs of low income, needy families and individuals trying to make ends meet by pooling their effort and resources. The group's mission statement is "to mobilize the church to transform lives and communities in the name ...
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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two 37-year-old men have been charged with attempted possession of heroin with intent to distribute after federal authorities seized more than three pounds of the drug in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
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Charles Andrew Palmer was a teen-ager in high school when his father paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Marine Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II was killed in action in Kahlidiyah, Iraq, on May 5, 2007.
LATHROP – When the City of Ripon first opened the Curt Pernice Skate Park almost a decade ago it became a haven for Northern California skateboarders.
A record one-day crowd of 25,000 people made their way through the Dell'Osso Farms pumpkin maze on Saturday cementing the Lathrop attraction as California's No. 1 agri-tourism destination for yet another year.
The Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca has profited from its competition with other non-profits vying for one of 100 new Toyota vehicles in a recent nation-wide contest based on call-in votes by members of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus County communities.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has awarded more than $150 million in damages to a 13-year-old girl who watched her family perish in a fiery crash on a Southern California freeway.
BASSETT (AP) - The upper half of a woman's body was found Monday at a Los Angeles County sewage plant and investigators believe her lower half turned up two days earlier at another plant some 30 miles away, authorities said.