Like anything cool, it starts with a stack of paperwork.
It was a surprise meeting of the minds over a cup of coffee Saturday morning that could pay future dividends in addressing the gang problem in Manteca.
Joe Kelley doesn't need a traffic study to know what is happening – traffic is slowly dropping off at Manteca's most notorious intersection for back-ups in the heart of downtown.
There are 957 finished residential lots ready for homes to be built that could generate $633,000 annually to reduce municipal budget gaps.
Manteca suffered a second straight record month of post World War II unemployment in December.
Manteca High senior Chandler Rose, 17, was saluted by the Manteca Rotary Club at its Thursday noon meeting at Isadore's Restaurant as its student of the month.
There will be fewer trees providing a snowy backdrop to this year's annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival, thanks to the recent heavy storms accompanied by strong wind gusts of up to 45 mph.
SAN RAMON - East Bay Republican David Harmer is hoping to convince voters of California's 11th congressional district that he's the best candidate to represent their interests.
RIPON - "Established in 1874" will soon replace "Incorporated in 1945" on the recently erected historical arches spanning the road at two entrances to the city on both Main Street and Stockton Avenue.
It wasn't too many years ago that a former Manteca City Council member's mantra was "privatize, privatize, privatize."
Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.
Six Ripon High School teens and two girls from Ripon Christian High School and a senior from Connecting Waters Charter School make up the court of Almond Blossom Queen candidates for the 2015 edition of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce event.
When it's completed the grade separation on Lathrop Road will cement the thoroughfare's status as the city's transportation core.
For 16 years, Joe Waller uses this time of year to convert his Careers in Law Enforcement class room into a barroom.
Lloyd Haworth insisted.
In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.
Jeff Saunders has his house spruced up for the holiday.
STOCKTON – It took 63 months, millions of dollars and a community coalition that seemed to swell as more time went on.
Tumbleweeds blowing cross the 120 Bypass, minor street flooding, and a few downed trees and power lines was the worst that Mother Nature could throw at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop in the biggest storm to pass through the Northern San Joaquin Valley since October 2008.
Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.
LATHROP – Arnita Montiel remembers Mo Iorio as fun loving and gregarious.
Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.
STOCKTON – The arguments were the same.
Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.
For the sixth year in a row, all residents at Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center are receiving gifts from Santa this Christmas.