Most of the time it isn't hard to find Diana Simmons.
LATHROP – In the midst of Lathrop-Manteca Fire District's worst budget crisis since its founding in 1936, its union firefighters are stepping forward with a laundry list of suggestions to help soften the fiscal blow.
What a difference a decade makes.
With more than three decades of fire experience under his belt, Bob Scharmann knows a thing or two about what it means to be a firefighter.
An aquatic center – complete with Olympic-sized swimming pool for competition coupled with a water park – is considered by a consultant as the best way for Manteca to develop a part of the 111 acres the city owns that fronts the Highway 120 Bypass immediately west of Big League Dreams and Costco.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.
RIPON - Ripon's retiring police chief Richard Bull is being contracted by the City Council to serve as a consultant to the interim chief of police for the next six months.
Sigrid Laird has been a household name for over 40 years, having taught some 5,000 children how to swim, ranging in age from toddlers to high school seniors.
New home construction valued at $110 million in 2009 is effectively cushioning the City of Manteca from suffering substantial property tax revenue drops for the fiscal year that started July 1.
The final obstacle that was holding up the Library Park expansion - getting agreement between Verizon, Comcast, and PG&E for the location of various utility lines - has been resolved.
The Manteca Police Canine Unit is in need of funding – a scheduled golf tournament on August 14 is hoped to make a difference.
An on-line and in-store consignment seller has taken over the old Mars Department Store in downtown Manteca after being shuttered for a number of years.
You could go three months out of the year without paying PG&E a cent for electricity.
Keeping teens busy is the key to preventing them from getting into trouble or setting out on the wrong path.
Solid waste route drivers would become the first line of defense against blight if Manteca City Council hopeful Richard Behling has his way.
When teachers retire, they say goodbye to their students and to the years-long everyday grind in the classroom, but not to close friends. At least, that holds true to a group of retired teachers and staff from George McParland Elementary School. Once a month, these former coworkers take time out to catch up on post-retirement stories and simply renew close friendships over a scrumptious luncheon.
Progress is being made in Manteca's two-front effort to address chronic homeless issues.
Sonny Dhaliwal knows that there isn't an endless supply of water every time he turns on his tap.
A home fire in West Central Manteca's Walnut Place neighborhood on the southeast corner of Walnut Avenue and Alameda Street caused $125,000 in damages.
A 19-year-old Manteca man was gunned down outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor in the 1200 block of North Main Street at about 9 p.m. Saturday.
PG&E has two more shots using government agencies to derail South San Joaquin Irrigation District from entering the retail power business in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Bobby Ismail specializes in the rehabilitation of the body, and now it seems, the building too.
Leonardo Resendiz made a methodical point in the shooting death of a mock trial that's long been a staple of Joe Waller's Careers in Law Enforcement classes.
There's a leak at Lathrop City Hall.
It looks like almost early summer on the Stanislaus River watershed.
They are Weston Ranch's power couple. But Dale and Jill Fritchen don't see themselves as such, and never have.
The working alignment for the contentious proposed extension of a dry levee south of Manteca is directly behind parcels on the north side of Fig Avenue between Airport Way and Oleander Avenue.
Kai Burburn rocks back and forth nervously on the lip of the bowl at the new Lathrop skate park.
Free Weston Ranch. That's the rallying cry of this small community in South West Stockton.
The second annual Mother &Son Dance at St. Anthony of Padua School will be held Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.