A commitment to helping municipal employees have competitive pay with comparable jurisdictions when the job market and economy was hot was one of the major factors setting up Manteca's $14 million deficit.
Mike Moore equates it to doing Jesus Christ's work outside of the box as in the four walls of a church.
LATHROP – The City of Lathrop is trying to decide whether it should continue contracting its police services with San Joaquin County or try other more feasible and cost-effective alternatives.
LATHROP – Fired chief building officer Matt Browne's next move could be a lawsuit against the City of Lathrop.
The FESM Steak and Oyster dinner is set for Saturday, Nov. 17, at the FESM Hall at 240 N. Main St.
LATHROP - The first annual Manteca Unified District Honor Choir will perform tonight at 7 p.m. in the Lathrop High School auditorium.
A "Could it be Dyslexia" workshop takes place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sequoia School gym.
RIPON – The rising cost of health care doesn't mean that you have to go without the periodic checks that produce the early warning signs of more serious problems.
Vineyards, almond orchards and strawberry fields will disappear when the proposed 1,049-acre Austin Road Business Park is fully developed.
Two more parks are on target to have aging playground equipment replaced.
What will come first – a new police station, a new city hall, or an expanded corporation yard?
Some of the artists from Scattered Comics are back.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manteca gave away more than 300 food boxes for needy families at Thanksgiving. They expect to distribute just as many again this Christmas.
Hope Ministries on South Union Road will be getting a renovation to its kitchen soon due to a $5,000 donation from the Manteca Police Chief's Association.
The City of Ripon should have a say in the all-important San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission meeting next week regarding the South San Joaquin Irrigation District as a possible electric service provider.
Doctors Hospital is hosting a troop packing event in its conference room Friday at 3 p.m. in an effort to reach as many military men and women as possible over the holidays.
Starting today, two changes to the Manteca Municipal Code will go into effect: One that makes homeless encampments of any kind illegal within Manteca's city limits; and another that will give Manteca's city attorney the power to prosecute those cited for public urination or defecation.
A group of local faith-based organizations and homeless advocates have taken the first step towards crafting a resolution to what has become a growing community issue.
In drought-stricken California, nobody is crying the blues because it's raining. The prevailing wet weather, however, is not enough cause for celebration – not for farmers, not for residents whose lawns have have turned brown due to watering restrictions – and everybody else, for that matter, since drought is leaving no one unaffected.
The clock on what to do with the remaining two years on Steve DeBrum's vacant city council seat has officially begun.
LATHROP – There was a time when Lathrop's chief building inspector had to fight simply for the opportunity to come to work.
Hundreds of American soldiers serving in far-flung and troubled corners of the world will have a taste of Christmas back home, thanks to the efforts of many students and other individuals from all over San Joaquin County.
Matt Soeth, 36, has been recognized with a national award for the work he has done in combating online bullying by other students.