RIPON – Educators can now breathe somewhat of a sigh of relief now that the California budget impasse appears to be over.
Ron Strmiska Sr. is the patriarch to a family of race car drivers. His two sons, Ron Jr. and Ryan, are racers. Ross, Ron Sr.'s 22-year-old grandson, competes in the stock car circuit. His example is blazing forth a family tradition. "I've always had good help and sponsorship," said the older Strmiska. "Those are two things you need to become a racer." A retired race car driver since 2000, Strmiska is part of the Manteca ...
Yes, there are bingo games. You may even find someone crocheting. But don't assume that's all the Manteca Senior Center is about.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents the 47th Annual Blossom Festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Mistlin Sports Park 1202 E. River Road.
It is a grating noise that Richard Behling says often keeps him up all night. It comes from his next door neighbors who have an outside commercial ice machine churning out ice for their business that is also located next door – a catering company that at one time had four trucks parked on site plus has numerous delivery trucks coming and going throughout the day. The catering business – which Behling contends is an ...
Terri Pasquini's enthusiasm for art is reflected in her tireless efforts to help create five downtown murals.
LATHROP - The City of Lathrop has an investment that perhaps no other incorporated city in San Joaquin has.
The Manteca Tennis Center on Union Road is expected to draw upwards of 100 enthusiasts of one of the fastest growing sports – pickle ball.
RIPON – Stephanie Hobbs is hoping that the community will literally run for the chance to have a state-of-the-art athletic facility.
90 years ago February 21, 1919 P. Montague was awarded the contract for the main sewer and though he furnished the bond and seemed to be anxious to get his contract completed, little has been done. At a meeting of the city trustees Monday night, a letter from him was read notifying them that he would not complete the contract. The trustees are not to be fooled and City Attorney J. R. Scott advised them ...
Atherton Homes is building a 1,572 square foot home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms at 1013 Barbados Street for $124,258.
Residents south of Lathrop Road near Union Road won't have an imposing 135-foot cell tower on their immediate skyline.
Keith Thibodeaux grew up performing in front of the television cameras. Now, the 58-year-old former child actor who once played Little Ricky on "I Love Lucy" relishes his time behind the scenes. He's the cofounder and executive director of "Ballet Magnificat!," a professional dance troupe based out of Jackson, Miss. The international ballet company was also established by his wife. She's the former Kathy Denton, who won the Silver Medal at the 1982 USA International ...
There's a silver lining in the dry cumulus clouds that have passed over the South County during the past year – the foresight of the founders of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
An abandoned rear house at 134 Oak Street sustained an estimated $20,000 in damage in a Thursday night fire, according to Randy May, Manteca Fire Department division chief.
Thirty percent of Manteca's 330 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.
If Christina Thurner had her druthers, she'd spend every waking minute with her baby boy.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
Update: Traffic was still at a crawl as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon slowing motorists who were driving northbound on Highway 99 between the Highway 120 Bypass and Yosemite Avenue. Tow trucks had pulled the truck around into one lane leaving the other lane open to allow restricted traffic flow on the freeway.
Manteca is flush with wastewater treatment capacity.
Debra Moore recently worked at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.
A crosswalk with flashing beacons on each side of the street to alert motorists there may be pedestrians will be installed later this year on Cottage Avenue at Brookdale Way.
Jessica Becker knows what it's like to be there when her daughter wakes up every morning and when she goes to bed every night – relishing in the bundle of joy and energy that 4-year-old Lauren brings to her family.
What could Manteca do with an extra $1.8 million?
Charlie Jayne Crandall Davis was a happy 6-year-old who wore red-framed glasses, loved to dance and refused to be defined by Down's Syndrome.
It cost just under $30,000 in 1924 to build Manteca's original brick two-story city hall that still stands across from the downtown Library Park.
The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third.
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
When the foreclosure crisis leveled the local economy, June Hum knew she was in for a bad trip.
FUN Club Program Inc. has a new location with more room and amenities. But, according to Rev. Quincy McClain, the message remains the same: "Education, education, education," she said on Friday. McClain is the director for FUN – an acronym for Friday Unity Night in the Neighborhood – for the past six years. The previous five were held at her Southside Christian Church at 314 Locust Ave., Manteca. "Every Friday night after the FUN Club, ...