Can PG&E survive and make a profit without the need to raise rates on its remaining customers if it no longer can rely on monthly payments from Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon consumers?
Get ready for Christmas, South County-style. Starting things off are a flurry of four tree lighting ceremonies in Ripon, Manteca, and Lathrop. Ripon leads the way on Monday at 7 p.m. with the Christmas tree lighting at the Mistlin Fountain at Oak Street and East Main Street. There will be free homemade cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Barnwood Restaurant and catering. The event will include Christmas music. Then on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ...
Breast mammography exams definitely saves lives, Doctors Hospital of Manteca staff members agree in their continuing efforts to meet the needs of women in the community mystified by recent studies upping the age for a breast exam to 50.
The cultural impacts of this holiday weekend stretch far beyond the widespread American celebration of Thanksgiving.
90 years ago November 28, 1919 Inspectors Manning and Clarghilfrey from the State Vehicle Department, with county traffic officer Priest, dropped into Manteca Tuesday evening without warning and the things they did to automobilists who had neglected to obey the new automobile laws was something to be remembered. Between dark and 10 o'clock about 30 drivers had been stopped and their machines inspected. 80 years ago November 28, 1929 After being thwarted from ...
Not even the cold was enough to keep people away from the Black Friday rush. The promise of discounted laptops and video games was enough to stack up customers outside of Manteca's Best Buy as they braved the night air while waiting for the store to open at 5 a.m. – with some people even showing up before midnight to stake out their place in line. "It's a small price to pay in order to ...
A residence at the southeast corner of Woodward Avenue and Airport Way is about to officially become a house of worship.
RIPON - The Christmas Story "The Living Nativity" is set for Thursday and Friday nights, Dec. 11-12, outside Ripon's Calvary Reformed Church at the corner of Second and Vera avenues.
Mark Oliver has insured many things over his life – cars, houses, and businesses. Come Sunday the Manteca insurance agent and former mayor is going to help insure something even more valuable: A fair election for the people of Honduras. Oliver was invited to Honduras to serve as part of the corps of impartial international observers for Sunday's presidential elections. The observers are charged with helping make sure Honduran election laws are followed. Participation is ...
The white streamers hanging in the ceiling of Quicki-Kleen Car Wash's convenience store are not the expensive type. But for Francine Escobar, the owner of business on East Yosemite Avenue across from Lincoln Elementary School, each of the more than 100 pieces of white paper simply adorned with a black-and-white illustration of a turkey is priceless.
Struggling households are about to find their PG&E bills going up even higher on Jan. 1, 2010 after PG&E and their investor owned counterparts successfully secured legislation authorizing them to increase baseline rates.
Alexandra Faith Gomes is living proof miracles do happen. She was 31 weeks old and still in the womb when her mother, Janet O'Laughlin Gomes, was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia on Aug. 5, just before the start of the school year. Instead of reporting to her job as a special education teacher at Woodward Elementary School, the first-time mother found herself being admitted to the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center for what turned ...
For over two weeks, Santa's Wonderland has been up and operating at the Bass Pro Shops in Manteca.
Seven street lights were out for as long as six months on the southern end of Spreckels Avenue.
Shawn Jackson knows that he has a lot to be thankful for. Thursday afternoon he joined his family at Woodward Park for an afternoon that included the traditional Thanksgiving game of football as well as some baked goodies that everybody enjoyed together. They were taking advantage of the unusually temperate outdoor climate. While many this Thanksgiving have been assisted by community outreach efforts through organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank and local churches, Jackson says ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Authorities say a woman jumped from the third level deck of the Oakland Raiders' home stadium, injuring herself and a man who tried to catch her.
The investigation is continuing into the exact cause of a solo accident in which a truck hauling 50 tons of rice straw plunged off the Clavey River Bridge Friday morning. The driver, Tyler Jennings Wilson of Manteca, 26, was killed.
Flames and billowing black smoke that could be seen for several miles resulted from a fire that caused $230,000 in damage to a Manteca home in the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue in north central area Manteca about 1 p.m. Sunday.
Commemorative wine glasses are being provided for the three hour "Taste of Ripon" Wine stroll on Thursday, Dec. 5, courtesy of the McManis Winery as part of the $25 ticket donation to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.
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?