Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Modesto and Manteca received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.
The body of a 35-year-old Manteca man who had reportedly committed suicide was discovered in the south side of the Walmart parking lot near the Highway 120 Bypass shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday by a passerby, according to Manteca Police Sgt. Rob Armosino.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District is one of five irrigation districts along with San Francisco that have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's authority to curtail their century-old water rights.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.
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.