Putting the customer first – whether it is the little guy seeking a permit to install a new water heater or a developer seeking to build a massive employment center – inspired a physical and attitude makeover of the Manteca Community Development Department.
LATHROP – Too much of a good thing is not always good. Case in point: The Park and Ride program for commuters at Valverde Park in Lathrop.
It's going to be an opportunity to chat openly with Manteca's police chief Saturday morning at Johnny's Restaurant in the 600 block of East Yosemite Avenue.
YOSEMITE VALLEY -They come from all over the world to hike through John Muir's beloved Cathedral of the Sierra.
The Manteca Fire Department's senior volunteer program, known as Seniors Assisting Fire Efforts (SAFE), promoted a longtime supervisor to the Commander position.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce will present their annual installation and awards dinner on Thursday, July 16, at the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, 1580 E. Spring Creek Drive.
Manteca's latest weapon against crime isn't a high-tech gadget. It is a police car. More accurately, it is an empty police car. The Manteca Police Department has started deploying unmanned police cars in strategic locations around town where speeding, crime and vandalism have been a major issue. The goal is to keep people guessing whether there is an officer nearby. It could be the case even if the units that Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn ...
Good friends and family. Live music - much of it original. Bright stars and the moon. A gentle Delta breeze rustling the leaves. And, oh yeah, a movie. The movie is almost an afterthought to many who are spending Saturday evenings this summer enjoying arguably the best entertainment bargain in Manteca – Movies in the Park at Woodward Park. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodward Park storm basin. There is a ...
RIPON – A proposed renewable power project that could slash through portions of Mistlin Sports Park and a residential housing development has lost one of its principal backers.
Nestled in the rustic Stanislaus River canyon below the western horizon from busy Highway 108-120 in the bottomland of Tuolumne County is arguably the most critical chunk of concrete ever poured when it comes to powering the Manteca economy.
The world's greatest bar band is coming to San Joaquin County. George Thorogood & the Destroyers, known for such hits as "Bad to the Bone," "Move it Over," and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," will be performing at the Lodi Grape Bowl on July 24. Tickets are $29 and available by logging on to www.loditickets.com. The show is being promoted by the City of Lodi Parks & Recreation Department, the Jam Factory, and Real ...
The Manteca Lions are conducting a southern-style BBQ rib dinner on Saturday, July 11, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. while dinner and raffle follows from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person. They are available by calling John Hinson at 485-8334, Lisa Stallings at 679-5835, Dave Macedo at 598-1900, or Rob Norlinger at 601-4039.
RIPON – What has become one of the popular youth sporting destinations in Northern California will soon have its own concession company. Tonight the Ripon City Council will ponder a proposal submitted by Gary Glendenning that would make him the exclusive concessionaire to the Mistlin Sports Park – the city owned property that continues to be a massive draw for everything from soccer and baseball tournaments to family reunions. What was once nothing more than ...
Manteca has 37 park projects on the books that will cost in excess of $62.5 million. Of the projects, 22 have restricted funding in place totaling $3,338,470. The City Council earlier this year instructed staff to fast track projects that have funding in place and won't impact the general fund to take advantage of dropping construction costs plus to generate private sector jobs. The money can't be used except for the purposes that it has ...
Two Manteca Police motorcycle officers won first and second place honors in last weekend's Sixth Annual Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge in Carson City, Nevada.
UPTON, N.Y. (AP) - New York to Chicago, in five weeks?
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history.
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston hospital is starting the world's first hand transplant program for children, and doctors say it won't be long until face transplants and other radical operations to improve appearance and quality of life are offered to kids, too.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana woman put on death row at age 16 for killing an elderly Bible school teacher is scheduled to be released Monday after serving a prison term that was shortened after the state Supreme Court intervened.
Investigators are looking into the possibility the Friday evening fire at the vacant and previously burned home and the wooded land it sits on was caused by homeless squatters.
There's no doubt that Les Thomas loves the American flag.
Manteca is being left less high and dry these days when it comes to unpaid municipal water bills.
STOCKTON – Shim Lacy was praying for a hot day.
Jonathan Amaral has definitely left his mark on the George McParland Elementary School with a map of the United States on the playground.
Manteca is exploring whether the city can outright ban solicitation of all types in Manteca's 54 municipal parks.
Throwing garbage cans into the back of a truck was actually a step towards a more leisurely workday when Robert Sumner joined the City of Manteca's solid waste division 15 years ago.
Future Farmers and 4-H members from Manteca and Ripon were obviously sleep deprived as they cared for their animals – from sheep to steers, swine and turkeys – at the San Joaquin County Fair Thursday morning.
Kota trots eloquently down the path, his short hair glistening in the sun.
More than 100 entries are expected for this year's Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Manteca.
STOCKTON - Cupcakes, cacti, tractors and quilts, oh my! And that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as the San Joaquin County Fair now in full swing is all about.