It usually starts with a small spark that makes a small crackling noise.
Those who use the least electricity will see their PG&E bills go up in January while those who use the most will see a slight drop in their bills.
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.
Scenes from the d inner that preceded the Christmas performance Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Northland Road stake center.
The Lathrop Manteca Firefighters Association played Santa for the 11th consecutive Christmas seasons by hosting a party Thursday for needy families and foster children.
Congressman Jerry McNerney will hold a Congress at Your Corner to meet with his constituents on Monday, Dec. 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Manteca Branch Library.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 48th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth Street at 6 p.m.
PG&E representatives at public forums have repeatedly put the value of the electrical distribution system in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon at more than $300 million.
Nine hundred city residents lost their jobs in October and November to push Manteca unemployment up to a post Depression high of 14.8 percent.
Mike Mallory is impressed.
Michael Placencia is now putting together the pieces that will allow him to make a film about the death of his brother at a Modesto nightclub.
The Commons at Union Ranch hosted Thursday's Manteca Chamber of Commerce mixer.
Nobody just gives away water these days.
Sales tax sharing deals that brought The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley anchored by Bass Pro Shops and Costco to Manteca have netted municipal coffers $3,539,221 in taxes over four years.
Ripon Unified still has some tweaking to do with its transportation.
Alex Hildebrand was an engineer by training and a farmer by vocation.
The Manteca High teacher arrested last month after a fight outside of a crab feed for a local elementary school will get his day in court.
Nine days after Valentine's Day and exactly 21 days after their engagement, Patrick Payan and Andrea Juarez will exchange vows and wedding bands in front of family and friends.
Mantecan Jean Ramey has added another feather to her artist's cap. Her nostalgic watercolor rendition of a restful garden setting has earned the nod of the Manteca Garden Club to be the signature picture that will grace the brochures, flyers and posters of the garden tour in May.
A sinkhole started developing on southbound Highway 99 at Austin Road at about 9:30 Monday night prompting numerous calls to the California Highway Patrol.
There are no trophies for fourth place.
Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, is speaking this Thursday at a meeting of the Manteca Patriots.
The Manteca Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, Feb. 14, at an undisclosed location within the City of Manteca between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
A bold initiative to take farm water conservation to the next level is being vetted by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
Manteca District Ambulance wants to give Manteca-Lathrop residents the power to save lives.
The Soroptimist International of Ripon is calling the area's best foursomes – men, women and mixed – to Spring Creek Golf and Country Club for its annual golf tournament on May 5.
Diane Stellhorn is an inspiration.