LATHROP – The final step in the long-running wrongful termination charges filed by former senior building official Matt Browne against the City of Lathrop appears to be approaching the finish line.
RIPON – Mike Restuccia didn't know that the financial markets would be on the verge of collapse when he first came up with the idea to give 8th grade students at Ripon Elementary $20 in a savings account as a way to teach them about saving money.
Lauren Mitchell, Robyn Raker and Jessica Golden could be considered this year's best and brightest students at East Union High.
The kids' squealing was sweet music to Steve Houx's years. It was late Friday morning and dozens of preschool kids were swarming over the playground equipment at Woodward Park. Houx couldn't help but smile. Houx – more than anyone else – realizes the value of the 52 acres around him. "I don't think you'll find another park this size in San Joaquin County except for Micke Grove's Park," Houx said. Houx this month ended a ...
"When God puts something heavy in your heart you get things done," Manteca Ford dealership owner Phil Waterford told a group of his employees as he stood in front of his business giving away a 2010 Ford Fusion and $3,000 in cash.
The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau's weekly downtown certified farmers market returns this Tuesday, June 2, at Library Park.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in San Joaquin County jumped from 10.2% to 16.4% within the last year. And while finding a job during lean times can seem difficult, if not impossible, the process of hiring is not much easier.
Manteca DeMolay is hosting an omelet, biscuits and gravy breakfast on Sunday, May 31, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Masonic Temple, 212 N. Powers Ave. in Manteca.
RIPON – Splashing on the bank of Caswell Memorial State Park was a perfect way for Steve Barrera and his two children to beat the heat on Thursday afternoon.
It was a truly electric and exciting moment in time. It was all about family – about searching for roots and finding an uncle – and I actually got to be part of the concluding chapter of that life-long adventure. It was an emotional rush for Manteca businessman Larry Lenschmidt and for his 45-year-old niece from Petaluma when she and her husband, Malcolm, their 4-year-old son, Alex, and her sister Janet walked through the front ...
Manteca's green waste will soon go to Lathrop. And in exchange, Manteca will get 100 cubic yards of mulch free of charge for use by the city. The rest will be turned into compost for use by landscapers and farmers. The Manteca City Council is expected to approve a contract with Valley Organics when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. Valley Organics has submitted the low ...
Not even a lack of firefighters slowed down a fill-the-boot charity event organized to help youth in the community.
The Rev. Quincy McClain and the Southside Christian Church are again offering a summer event to reach out to help change the lives of hundreds of youth who live in what is one of Manteca's most notorious at-risk neighborhoods for gang influences – Southside.
It was a good reason to party. The South San Joaquin Irrigation District marked its first century of service this month prompting nearly 500 people to make their way to the district headquarters in Manteca for an open house on Wednesday. They were celebrating much more than just a milestone. The SSJID's reservoirs and coffers are both full while other irrigation districts in the state struggle to weather the drought and economic firestorm. The success ...
When Phil Waterford got home from the Memorial Day drama events that he emceed on Saturday, he couldn't sleep.
For the past seven years, the City of Manteca has been required to notify residents that some water delivered by the City was out of compliance with regulatory requirements. The primary cause of the non-compliance was arsenic, a naturally occurring element commonly found in ground water.
It was over two years ago that Neal Plymate ran away from home.
Manteca Unified's Transitional Student Success Program can be a haven for homeless students.
Stacy Ochoa recently helped a family housed in a local shelter with five children on a shopping spree.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may take water conservation to the next level.
The woman behind the Ripon Community Athletic Foundations' successes in the million dollar restoration of the Ripon High School stadium – Stephanie Hobbs – said the dedication of the flag pole Friday had the "deepest impact" on her heart.
It's a balmy night in October and the line in front of Modesto's State Theater is growing longer by the minute.
There was the usual smart aleck, wisecracking responses from East Union High's freshman classes when senior Carolina Gutierrez was making her presentation.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
LATHROP – Let there be light.
Where's one of the deadliest stretches of freeway in the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
"Provide justice for the needy and fatherless; uphold the right of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy." – Psalm 82: 3-5
A 57-year-old Manteca man involved in an early morning vehicle accident in front of a Manteca bar on Nov. 10 has died.
Flooded intersections and runoff covering sidewalks usually aren't something people want to see.
Aaron Goodwin credits the Boys & Girls Club with helping him stay out of trouble while growing up in Manteca.