Manteca is avoiding recurring costs of over $500,000 at least every two years by digging up city streets and laying new pipeline.
For 23 years, Jeff Pilgrim was on call, for the most part, 24/7.
RIPON - Subdivision residents on the east side of Jack Tone Road midway between Highway 99 and Ripon's West Main Street are voicing their discontent over farm labor housing that is now being built just across the road from their homes.
FRENCH CAMP – Reactions to the appointment of Gorman Houbein to the French Camp-McKinley Fire District board of directors Tuesday by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors ranged from elation and guarded optimism to one that bordered on cynicism.
Man's best friend will rule as Bark-toberfest returns to Manteca.
Changing a few light bulbs - 4,800 to be exact - will save Manteca taxpayers at least $150,000 a year.
Federal stimulus funds are allowing Manteca to buy its own transit system buses.
LATHROP – Forrest Burke wants his family protected. He worries about his wife and their three young children when he is at work. So he went to the Lathrop Police Services to apply for a concealed weapon permit for his wife's protection when he's away.
The Manteca Unified school farm's pumpkin patch and corn maze is open every Friday and Saturday this month.
LATHROP – By this time next month, the No Parking signs on both sides of Thomsen Road near the Harlan Road intersection will be gone.
RIPON - Troop 414 Boy Scout Jake Turner provided the manpower to install memorial benches in concrete around several trees as a memorial to the late Alison Council who served as an advocate for the Ripona Elementary School student body.
Eminent domain - the taking of private property by condemnation for private or a second-party private use - will not be allowed in the proposed new project area of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency.
Privatizing operations of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System is being pondered by county leaders trying to wrestle with future budgets with the expectation they will soon have inadequate funds to cover basic services.
Austin Road Business Park- should it move forward to the point development rights are granted - could end up costing developers more than $1.4 million less in the next 12 months.
FRENCH CAMP – You think the gubernatorial drama is the hottest election ticket? Think again.
LATHROP – The last slide of Jeff Shields' PowerPoint presentation said as much as the 10 slides ahead of it.
The Fadeff family found the last plastic Easter egg in the final week of the Manteca Bulletin's Easter Egg Hunt.
Thirteen seniors from various high schools in San Joaquin County were the recipients of scholarships this year presented by the non-profit organization Friends of the San Joaquin Fair.
A bold plan to convert the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to pressurized water delivery to crops will reduce the water needed for 54,000 acres of farmland and orchards by 25 percent.
Mark McCool grew up in Lodi on the wrong side of the tracks.
LATHROP – The River Islands Technology Academy running club is fast-approaching its first major milestone.
In January the City of Lathrop produced 17 million less gallons of water per day for residential usage than it did the previous year.
Water conservation is becoming more and more of a priority given the current state-wide drought.
A split second – a misdirected moment in time – can so easily be fatal and a life-long torment for countless people.
Driving under the influence crashes can have unexpected fallout.
Manteca may get 40 additional units of senior independent housing for low- and very low-income seniors.
Every eighth grader who graduates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca leaves with plenty of memories. But there is one memory that they all share – the Living Stations of the Cross that has become a Good Friday tradition for more than two decades.
100 years ago
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.
If it wasn't for a football accident in elementary school, Mark Hochhalter may have a chosen another profession other than dentistry.