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.
Manteca resident Russell Wayne Otto, 58, is going to prison after being convicted on multiple sexual abuse charges.
Alexander Bronson - elected to represent an area of Manteca just six months ago - is no longer a Manteca Unified School District trustee.
Homes built in Manteca on corner lots after July 16 may not be able to have more than 25 percent of their side yards that are visible from the street planted in turf.
Namrta Gill is one of three valedictorians at Lathrop High.
The Manteca Unified School District Board was supposed to vote on Tuesday whether they were going to censure trustee Sam Fant for his role in a public political flap that many believe was another step in the fight over getting ousted Weston Ranch Principal Jose Fregoso removed from his position.
Two educational workshops are planned in the Ripon council chambers over the next two weeks with tips and procedures to follow concerning water conservation, according to Ted Johnston, public works director.
The National Weather Service has issued a rare advisory telling Central Valley residents to turn off their lawn sprinklers today through at least Saturday to conserve water as a storm is expected to drop up to 0.25 inches of rain.
The drought teamed up with high winds Monday to deliver an example of what South County residents may be dealing with this summer - severe dust storms.
The Christopher Braley Wounded Warriors 5K Run/Walk is set for Sunday, May 24, as part of the Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.
It was a noon time event filled with food, games, prizes, and dancing.
Business is booming at Doctors Hospital of Manteca's emergency room.
During her days at Great Valley Elementary School, Maggy Mijares looked forward to farm day.
It is costing $80,000 to stage this year's Memorial Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park that includes the Vietnam Memorial Wall Traveling Tribute.
Rules proposed to limit lawns of new homes to no more than 25 percent of the 35 percent of the required landscaping area for the front yard will not apply to existing homes.
Almond Ace Packing- a grower-owned almond processing and export company - has purchased its current processing plant and surrounding real estate along with an option to more than double its production campus and footprint over the next five years.