As part of the $23.5 million budget-reduction plan, the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees could give the OK towards laying off several classified employees at tonight's 7 o'clock meeting in the new administration building, 2901 E. Louise Ave.
RIPON – It looks like attrition might be one way that Ripon Unified brass might be able to dodge the cleaver that could spell the end for some teachers and staffers due to budget shortfalls.
Michael Reichgut definitely knows how to hold his own out on the dance floor.
Manteca's biggest employer has given notice they may be laying off 320 plus workers.
Manteca's population has grown by 37 percent in a 10-year period from 1999 to 2008 going from 48,027 to 66,451 residents.
RIPON - Things didn't seem like they were going to end on a positive note at the Ripon Memorial Library when the funding that helps keeps the doors open was on the chopping block last month.
It's "brown bag" week at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.
It took me 26 years to figure out what I wanted to additionally add to my body permanently.
The 17th annual Gourmet Sampler event took place Sunday at the Manteca Senior Center.
Like books, quilts have plenty of stories to tell. I've been fortunate to have seen, and even touched, many of these fabric books. I've enjoyed "reading" the many stories interwoven in the delicately and painstakingly hand-sewn patterns, as well as in the other rich tales that each work embodied but were left to the viewer's imagination to "read" which, to me, is always the better part of the experience.
The rain so far this month is far from being a drought breaker but it will help South San Joaquin Irrigation District stretch available water supplies by delaying the need to start irrigation runs until early April.
RIPON - A proposal that could place a communications tower on an elementary school campus is being met with opposition by some neighbors that are concerned about the safety of their children.
Manteca Rotary Club is celebrating 50 years of service.
LATHROP – Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food to untold numbers of hungry individuals and families every year, is asking for $10,000 from Lathrop's Community Development Block Grant program.
Commerce Drive was a $1 million controversy when it was first funded using the Manteca Redevelopment Agency to cover 100 percent of the cost of building it a decade ago.
NAPA (AP) - The strongest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.
Last month, the City of Ripon saved 8.7 percent in total water consumption based a numbers from a year ago.
LATHROP – It didn't matter to Darwinder Dhoot that 77 percent of those that voted in November of 2012 wanted it.
The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.
There are busy seasons.
The Color the Skies hot air balloon extravaganza coming next weekend to Ripon is made possible by teamwork with volunteers from churches, schools and the community at large.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.
A pair of armed robberies have Manteca Police officers looking to the public for help in identifying the men they believe are responsible.
WESTON RANCH - It's hard to be two places at once, but the Weston Ranch JROTC made it look easy last Friday.
Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.
LATHROP – Say the levee breaks.
The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) that has been a fixture at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.
Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.
LATHROP – Think you've got what it takes to be the grill master?
Wes Chamberlain knows how much fun it can be to participate in the Tip-a-Firefighter event.