Several readers pointed out that not everyone in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon will see their power bills reduced by 15 percent should South San Joaquin Irrigation District displace PG&E as the retail electricity providers.
MRPS membership dinner on Sept. 17 The annual MRPS membership dinner is on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. You are able to pay your dues at this time. New members are welcome. If you are not able to attend, mail your dues to P.O. Box 25, Manteca, CA 95336. Dues are $15 for each adult (18 years and older.) Dinner is free ...
There was one other victim of the aftermath of the Bank of America robbery that left two young families homeless – an elderly landlord.
In 2001, Lori Davidson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years ago, she lost one of her kidneys, again to cancer. Last year, she had knee-replacement surgery which is why she walks with the aid of a walker. And wherever she goes, an oxygen tank is always in a basket attached to her walker. Problems with her lungs made that medical gadget a round-the-clock necessity since she developed breathing problems, which prompted her visit to ...
Five teens have earned appointment to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission. The five are Jose Carranza, Heather Herrera, Katie Vaught, Cheraya Williams, and Jena Anderson. There is still one vacancy. For more on the position contact the City Clerk's office at 456-8017. The commission advises the Manteca City Council on youth-related issues plus undertakes a number of projects including junior high dances and helping assist at community events. In the past, elected leaders have called ...
RIPON – One of the gardens featured in the Saturday, Sept. 12, Ripon Garden Tour showcases a spacious back yard of a country home that has hosted many social gatherings of family and friends over the years.
WTC survivor speaks Sunday in Manteca You've seen him on television and newspapers throughout the country. Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle were on the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th when the world stood still. The Place of Refuge and the City of Manteca will welcome Michael and Roselle to the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13, at 486 Button Avenue in ...
The Bureau of Reclamation invites the public to join a Park Ranger on one of many assorted hikes this fall to explore the diversity of nature and history around New Melones Lake.
Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago. Nothing was selling in the Manteca housing resale market. Realtors were happy when collectively more than one home closed escrow in a given week. Buyers were staying away in droves. Median resale prices had reached a nose-bleeding $413,000 or a level that was almost seven times the average household income in Manteca. It didn't really matter for those living and working in Manteca who were still renting ...
The resolution to the dramatic 11-hour stand-off between law enforcement and two armed bank robbery suspects holed up in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex came down to what Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker refers to as the three "T"s – time, talk, and tear gas.
It started as a simple gesture. Susie Beeler wanted to make sure those serving America in the global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan knew they were appreciated. She hatched the idea to collect "things that would make the lives of soldiers more pleasant so far away from home." Thus, "Treats for Our Troops" was born. Now five years and more than 2,000 boxes of treats shipped to area military personnel serving in war ...
Karisa Rubio will have a chance to learn about history and other subject areas. A fifth-grade student, she was among a handful of select youngsters from Woodward School bound for the People to People World Leadership Forum. Rubio, however, will be the first of the elite group nominated by fourth-grade teacher Christina Frederick, who served as the Gifted And Talented Education coordinator for several years, to go to the Washington D.C. event. She's scheduled to ...
Jennifer Dancy of Ladybug's Quilts is coordinating a drive to help the two families who lost their home and almost all of their belongings due to the police action Thursday needed to arrest two Bank of America robbery suspects.
It was a historic and yuletide transformation of the Manteca Museum this past weekend as a team of volunteers put up decorations and dressed mannequins in preparation for Sunday's traditional open house.
LATHROP – Matthew Hernandez could be $2,000 richer.
Doctors Hospital's near $1 million restoration of its emergency room opened to the public Monday morning with the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon with a crowd of nearly 100 hospital and municipal staffers on hand.
Nursing has been a passion for Linda Hutchings for the past 50 years – a career that was celebrated by Doctors Hospital administrators and staffers in their conference room recently.
The Measure G Oversight Committee on voter-approved projects at Weston and Colony Oak schools will meet today at the Ripon Unified District Office Conference Room, 304 N. Acacia Ave.
Annie Carver wore a flaming bright orange shirt with matching black jacket and hat. But even more eye-catching was the big smile she wore throughout the evening as she kept her hands busy at the portable grille barbecuing hot dogs and ladling up bowls of piping hot chili.
It was something being near miraculous that brought a 2-year-old toddler back to life Sunday afternoon when a trio of first responders were out walking their dogs shortly before 5 p.m.
LATHROP – It's been nearly two decades since Californians voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical use and the federal government still doesn't recognize the individual mandates passed by state voters.
Manteca police officers of the last 50 years reflect a common passion to serve and protect the community they were sworn to patrol.
The official lighting of the 110-foot high Christmas tree in Ripon will take place tonight at 7 at the corner of First Street and Locust Avenue.
The hot air balloons return to Ripon.
Some people call it a tradition.
Hundreds of families and individuals have organizations like St. Vincent de Paul Society and Helping Hands to be thankful for this year, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The arts come together at Lathrop High for the "Capture the Holiday" fund-raiser.
Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.