RIPON – The political stalemate over a frontage road that three municipal agencies all fail to find common ground on might have just made an unexpected turn. And this one might involve some legal implications. During Monday's meeting of the Ripon Unified Board of Education, parent and resident Paul Femino vented to the trustees during public comment that the two-by-two-by-two meetings that have been held between the school board, the Ripon City Council, and the ...
LATHROP – If Lathrop were a patient and its budget woes the fatal diagnosed disease, it would be dead in four and a half months if it doesn't get the necessary and immediate life-saving cure. To keep the city's fiscal health in the pink for as long as possible in the desperate hope a miraculous economic turn-around comes to the rescue, city leaders have to make the difficult decision of laying off employees. Furloughs, or ...
By VINCE REMBULAT Staff reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District are expected to sign off on the multi-purpose facility projects at Shasta School and Neil Hafley School at tonight's meeting. Acknowledging the final completion contracts at both sites will take place during the 7 o'clock open session. Architect Rick Saksteder of HMC Architects along with project superintendent Eric Stieb and Tim Gatchett of F&H Construction handled both projects. ...
Greg Miller could have done a lot of things when he completed his optometry education at the University of California, Berkeley. But after bouncing around the East Bay practicing for several years, he realized that he wanted to settle down in a community that he knew he could stay permanently – venturing over the hill 26 years ago and laying down his roots into a place that he has truly made his home. And he ...
Manteca was anything but a prosperous bustling community back in early 1909. Area farmers were struggling to produce dry land farm corps. Wheat and water melon yields were strong at first but with each successive year the sandy plains produced less and less. The Manteca town site had just a handful of homes with a couple of stores. It was a mere wide spot on the road and a rail stop for fledgling dairies. There ...
RIPON - "Captain Ron" would have been proud to witness the parade of fire trucks snaking their way down Wilma Avenue in Ripon Saturday morning representing five fire departments on their way to his memorial service.
High tech cameras and the old-fashioned concept of neighbors looking out for each other is how Manteca Police are planning to step up efforts to make city parks even safer despite the department being 14 positions short due to the budget crisis.
Nineteen year old Eric Medina has big plans for the summer. He is leaving his family, friends and all that is familiar for the first time and heading oversees on a two-week mission trip to Tanzania, Africa. Whether he is serving in his church (Sequoia Baptist Church) during Vacation Bible School, dinner theater, youth band or the annual Christmas living nativity or simply helping out in the community, Eric has always had a deep desire ...
It was shortly after Keri Tapia's mother passed away that she really started to pay attention to fitness.
Manteca's murals now grace the pages of a new 186-page art book targeted for release in June.
The pace of residential building tripled during April in Manteca with developers starting 37 new single homes.
Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club. Manteca Chamber of Commerce. Sunrise Kiwanis. Those are just four of the high-profile community non-profits that Steve DeBrum has not only been an active member doing "grunt work" but also has served as president. Those are some of the reasons why the two-term Manteca City Councilman is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2009 on Saturday, May ...
The Sunrise Kiwanis conducted their annual free kids fishing derby Saturday at the Longs Drug Store parking lot on North Main Street.
Crivello Estates - a planned semi-custom neighborhood of 65 homes in East Manteca - is being designed to avoid Vasconcellos Avenue from being turned into a thoroughfare.
Nestles' Coffee plant is gone from the Ripon landscape – but it's not forgotten as being a big part of the city's industrial base.
Since 2008, Manteca Unified School District has been in partnership with Lodi Support Our Troops in their annual Holiday Cheer Box Drive.
It may be called Pumpkin Fair. But judging by the human traffic that paraded Saturday Sunday around the Pumpkin Fair grounds in downtown Manteca, Family Fair may be an apt moniker for this popular annual event.
By JASON CAMPBELL
The best shot at saving the most prime farmland from development over the next 27 years in San Joaquin County is the creation of high density clusters of jobs, services and housing.
LATHROP – If you're a Lathrop resident you know what the city logo looks like.
It's going to be a "red carpet" treatment for elementary school scholars thanking them for their successes in school from the third through the eighth grade.
LATHROP – Last year the Lathrop Chamber of Commerce was on the verge of closing its doors.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities Sunday were investigating what touched off a wild "running gun battle" inside and outside a Fresno motorcycle club's annual dance, leaving one man dead and at least a dozen other wounded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will comply with a judge's order and shut down a natural gas pipeline after safety issues were raised.
FRENCH CAMP - Its time again to gather along the banks of the San Joaquin River at Paulsen Ranch in French Camp for the annual Hot Rod Party.
CrossFit Excel will host "Barbell for Boobs: Helen Meets Grace" on Friday, Oct. 11, at the gym's facility at 1433 Moffat Boulevard in Manteca.
A live Egyptian band and Egyptian cuisine will highlight the annual festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Ripon from Friday through Sunday at 315 S. Orange St. in Ripon.
East Union High's Cass of 1983 is looking for classmates that haven't been contacted as well all staff who were involved with the class to attend the 30 year class reunion to be held Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Chez Shari.