Kirk Waters is officially Manteca's permanent fire chief.
LATHROP – When Jose D. Hernandez served on the Lathrop City Council two mayors ago, he lost a number of hours at work and, on a few occasions, arrived late at the meeting. Sometimes, he did not even have time to grab something for dinner while dashing off from work to the 7 o'clock council meeting at City Hall.
RIPON - A 16-year-old gang member has been sentenced to five years and four months in juvenile detention after pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in a stabbing in August that left him with a broken hand.
LATHROP - San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department reported Mario Pena as a missing person.
Two recently laid off Manteca police officers have been hired by the City of Hayward with a higher wage scale than they had in Manteca.
In these tough economic times, Carol Davis greatly appreciates any and all donations to her non-profit organization.
LATHROP - It is without a doubt the largest agri-tourist attraction in the Central Valley if not all of California.
This is a story of a retired black minister who served his country, refused a medical discharge for a back injury because of his sense of duty, and who was told by a Navy doctor that he could file for disability when his pain became more intense as he aged.
Manteca's municipal spending plan is based in part on the conservative projection that taxable retail sales will hit $746 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
LATHROP – One of Lathrop's oldest homes is no more. The house where one of the city's revered teachers lived was razed last week to make room for a warehouse expansion of California Natural Products across the street on McKinley Avenue.
The New Haven School Community Club is looking to purchase supply of pencils and hand sanitizers for youngsters.
Fred White of DeCristo Productions is offering a free Facebook basics class at Main Street Café on North Main Street this Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
RIPON - The San Joaquin Valley "Swiss Echoes" will perform their Fall Concert and Dance Saturday, Nov. 7, at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club hall at East Main Street and Manley Road.
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.