Average response time to Manteca medical emergencies and fire calls were 27 seconds quicker in 2014.
It wasn't the balloons or the leis or the flowers that exemplified why Shasta Elementary students were packed into a sweltering Manteca High School gymnasium Tuesday night.
Solman Aniss was one of four honor roll students at Joshua Cowell Elementary School eighth grade students who carried a 4.0 GPA for the entire year and, among others, spoke eloquently about changing the world for the better at Tuesday afternoon's promotion ceremonies.
An 8-year-old Tracy boy died in a boating accident in the San Joaquin River on Monday in Lathrop.
Prosecution of quality of life crimes ranging from graffiti to residential burglaries are being targeted now that funding is being restored to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.
Eighth graders being promoted at Lathrop Elementary School were told Tuesday morning to "Make good choices and have the persistence with character to persevere in what has to be done," as they were being promoted to high school life.
Ericka Anaya, Arianna DeBarros, Gavriela Garcia and Sylvia Rocha reflected on the past nine years at Sequoia Elementary School.
It's beginning to look a lot like summer.
I have postponed writing this column for about a week because there are those who will skew its intent as unpatriotic and ungrateful. Trust me, it is neither.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2016.
The ruffling of an America flag was the only other audible sound Monday as Bill Jones firmly and deliberately read the names of the fallen.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca broke ground Friday for a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center that promises to "change the face of care" for the Manteca-Ripon-Lathrop community.
On Thursday Charleen Carroll, the sister of Brock Elliott, stood just feet away from where her brother's name was etched into a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Panel 20E, Line 114 – and read a letter that he wrote to her father just before his death.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic . . . and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office that I am about to enter, so help me God."
A Saturday night DUI check point in Ripon was unusually busy for officers according to Police Sgt. Steve Meece – mostly with drivers with suspended licenses or others who were driving without a license in their possession.
Northbound motorists spotted a man's body just beyond the freeway fence of Highway 99 as they were approaching the transition ramp to the westbound Highway 120 Bypass at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The San Joaquin AgFest Junior Show and Auction is set to begin on Tuesday.
Fences, contrary to the old saying, apparently do not make good neighbors in some sections of Manteca.
Like all murals in downtown Manteca, the one honoring those who served in World War II tells a story.
A curtailment order issued Friday by the state Department of Water Resources means the faucets of at least 9,650 San Joaquin County residents may go dry in the coming months.
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Today's car show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the Golden Community Gym and parking lot, 1031 N. Main St., has a different twist.
Dave Winegarden's life-long fascination with museums led him to serving as the president of the Manteca Historical Society.
The Northgate Park group picnic area and restrooms are being upgraded thanks to growth.
Virginia Madueno, former Riverbank mayor and lsmall business owner, will be vying alongside five other candidates to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).
Seven major road projects to enhance Manteca traffic flow are expected to be completed or started in the next 12 months.
Five Doctors Hospital nurses and respiratory and radiology therapists were awarded the coveted Tenet Heroes Awards - four as a life saving team and another recognizing a radiology technologist lauded for making everyone feel important.
Some 266 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - including 166 teens - are spending three days next month walking and pulling carts along the historic Mormon Emigrant Trail across the Sierra.
The San Joaquin County Grand Jury is trashing unattended for-profit donation bins.
Get ready for a shocker.