Odds are you've never met Albert Garcia. And that's probably a good thing. It's not because of his personality or outlook on life. He's a nice guy. The reason you should be happy you may not know him is the fact Garcia is an effective and diligent criminal investigator with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office. Garcia has been working as part of the DA's IMPACT unit - the Interagency Major Public Assistance Crime ...
LATHROP – Steven Gascon doesn't mind the fact that the City of Lathrop shelled out $4,000 to rent the space in the Target parking lot for a weekend carnival.
"Manteca: A hidden gem to live, work and play." Those are the words spoken by football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw in a new promotional video produced by the nationally syndicated Today in America program. The city was approached in October 2011 as a possible candidate for this video production. After interviews with city staff and the mayor, together with the producers of Today in America, Manteca was selected. A production crew visited Manteca for ...
WATERFORD – Rebekah DelSanto did what she had to do in the best interest of her daughter.
Highway 99 traffic was backed up for nearly nine hours Thursday from a big rig that rolled on its side blocking all northbound lanes shortly before 7 a.m.
It is seen as a "Miracle on Judith Court" Tuesday afternoon that is responsible for two brothers, 6, and 2, being rescued by a neighbor who jumped into her pool to save the youngsters she said appeared lifeless, floating on the top of the water.
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. And it's thanks to ongoing efforts by residents to reduce water consumption. An audit shows the amount of wastewater per household being sent to the treatment plant from Manteca's 23,000 households has fallen from 265 gallons a day in 1998 to 160 gallons a day in 2013. That reflects a 39.6 percent drop in wastewater generation. "We've had a substantial savings through conservation efforts such as low-flow toilets, ...
Debra Moore recently worked at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. It was there at Pine Grove – located 12 miles outside of Jackson along Highway 88 – that her interest grew on the culture and history of the various Native American tribes. Amply named Grinding Rock, the park has the largest collection of bedrock mortars in the state. Moore, who wants to educate the locals on Native American heritage and culture, is currently the ...
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? Fire Chief Kirk Waters would buy a water tender to fight grass fires plus purchase a new fire engine. Mark Hall of the Parks & Recreation Department would build new picnic shelters for Lincoln and Northgate parks and toss in a new restroom facility at Northgate. Police Chief Nick Obligacion would purchase new patrol units and pay for additional officer training. Those were all in response ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of making money providing Internet service, cable TV companies are now tapping the power of the Internet to improve clunky program guides that are a relic of the 1990s.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads today as the company opens its annual conference for software developers.
LOOMIS (AP) - At least 15 people suffered heat exhaustion and heat stroke at an outdoor graduation ceremony in Placer County, which saw record-breaking temperatures and conditions that posed extreme fire danger on Saturday, authorities said.
OAKLAND (AP) - A top official for the agency that manages the San Francisco Bay Area's BART system earned more than $330,000 last year - even though she didn't work a single day for the public transit agency, a newspaper reported Sunday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Japanese troops will converge on California's southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country's amphibious attack abilities.
SANTA MONICA (AP) - Police have identified the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Southern California that left five people dead.
FRESNO (AP) - Fresno authorities say a baby boy died of heat exposure after he was unintentionally left in a car for an hour as the temperature reached 101 degrees.
TEMECULA (AP) - A Riverside County father and teen daughter were ordered to stand trial Friday in a vigilante attack on a man the girl has accused of rape.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - What is the next generation of gaming?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Edward Snowden identified himself Sunday as a principal source behind revelations about the National Security Agency's sweeping phone and Internet surveillance programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.
PG&E wants you to pay just under $12 more a month to upgrade its natural gas and eclectic distribution systems to enhance reliability and safety.
Character is on the menu of Manteca's El Pollo Loco fast food restaurant.
Brandy Clark and the City of Manteca will watch the mercury closely today, making note of every incremental change in the temperature.
Melinda Kopp has a way of adding some flavor to those summer days.