RIPON - South San Joaquin Irrigation District could lower retail power costs enough that it may make the need for Ripon Unified to put a solar energy project in place at the school farm to save as much as $3 million over the next 20 years a moot point
Everything from a two-minute shopping spree at the Grocery Outlet to a day training with the Manteca Police SWAT team and an autographed photo and rookie year card from San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum are going to the highest bidders as part of the 31st annual Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon.
It's a year away, but when the Ramos Brothers Circus comes back to Manteca next fall the owners are promising to dedicate their opening show to honor and celebrate the lives of Manteca area residents who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost as well as those who are fighting back against the disease.
Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.
Weston Ranch residents will now have some relief when the grueling Central Valley pounds the area this summer by allowing a Stockton non-profit to operate swimming programs at Weston Ranch High School.