Spreckels Sugar plant would probably still be standing today as an abandoned and shuttered complex complete with four 15-story silos some 14 years after closing.
It isn't cheap to build state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and surface water treatment plants to meet stringent state and federal clean water standards.
Last year the Swing for Youth benefit golf tournament helped cover the cost for 100 kids who wouldn't otherwise been able to participate in Manteca Parks and Recreation programs.
RIPON – Glenn Wallace favors the new location of the Dairy Farmers of America's western regional office.
Scenes of summer.
Scenes from the Manteca Chamber Awards
Recently members of the Graffiti Sweeties Baton Twirling Group took top awards at the USTA State Championships.
It's not exactly "Jaws" but the predators that lurk in the Stanislaus River unmercifully attack the young.
Two fund-raisers are planned to help triathlon athlete-in-training Perry Settlemoir raise $5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
As an entertainer, he goes by the name Esteban. The up-and-coming singer, songwriter and soon-to-be psychology major at the California State University in Sacramento has brought his solo act to the San Joaquin County Fair.
RIPON – When Scott Huerta first got an e-mail telling him that his band – French Cassettes – were selected as one of four finalists in the MySpace Artist Discovery contest, he immediately dismissed it as spam.
The City of Manteca in partnership with Big League Dreams is hosting the annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, at the BLD sports complex.
Avid gardeners will find many freebies to take home and plenty of gardening ideas at the San Joaquin County Fair which is wrapping up its final day today from noon to 7 p.m.
Scenes from Saturday's Children's Art in the Park conducted by the Manteca Junior Women's Club at Library Park. Co-sponsoring the event were the Mayor's Committee on the Arts, City of Manteca, and the Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission.
Building on the success of last year's event, The Commons at Union Ranch will again hold its "Dancing with the Manteca Stars" competition. The free event, which celebrates the second anniversary of the assisted living community, takes place on Friday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
It's now the $310 million question.
Jim Anderson - a popular home-grown rock singer that pays tribute to Elvis Presley's early years - is performing on the Main Stage of the 30th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this weekend in downtown Manteca.
The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.
Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.
Good luck getting California's diverse special interest groups to agree on anything.
Educator Shane Smith is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 vote for Ripon City Council election even though he says he has been talked out of running because he is relatively new to the community.
The Home Energy Opportunity (HERO) program is considered as one of the fastest growing energy efficiency financing solution in the country.
You can tell a lot about a city by its garbage.
"Fight Hunger, Spark Change" is the theme of the current online voting contest that could give the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Food Bank in Manteca a $60,000 prize courtesy of Walmart.
Manteca is rallying to help 19-year-old Jose Maltez.
It rained 0.51 inches in Manteca on Thursday.
With the weather back to a warm 79 degrees today following Thursday's showers that brought 0.51 inches of rain, the almond harvest goes back into full swing with some farmers busy spreading the soaked nuts in windrows on the ground to speed up the drying process.
STOCKTON – Being linked to school board hopefuls with serious ethical questions might not be the worst thing for Sam Fant.
Most of the Ripon High sophomores have cleared one major hurdle towards graduation.
Your garbage might just be going to power your home.