Federal stimulus funds are allowing Manteca to buy its own transit system buses.
LATHROP – Forrest Burke wants his family protected. He worries about his wife and their three young children when he is at work. So he went to the Lathrop Police Services to apply for a concealed weapon permit for his wife's protection when he's away.
The Manteca Unified school farm's pumpkin patch and corn maze is open every Friday and Saturday this month.
LATHROP – By this time next month, the No Parking signs on both sides of Thomsen Road near the Harlan Road intersection will be gone.
RIPON - Troop 414 Boy Scout Jake Turner provided the manpower to install memorial benches in concrete around several trees as a memorial to the late Alison Council who served as an advocate for the Ripona Elementary School student body.
Eminent domain - the taking of private property by condemnation for private or a second-party private use - will not be allowed in the proposed new project area of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency.
Privatizing operations of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System is being pondered by county leaders trying to wrestle with future budgets with the expectation they will soon have inadequate funds to cover basic services.
Austin Road Business Park- should it move forward to the point development rights are granted - could end up costing developers more than $1.4 million less in the next 12 months.
FRENCH CAMP – You think the gubernatorial drama is the hottest election ticket? Think again.
Nearly 30 years ago, the big controversy in Manteca had to do with a revolving chicken bucket sign.
The latest project of the Manteca Mural Society is now another significant footnote in Manteca's history.
A forum featuring the candidates seeking election Nov. 2 to the Manteca City Council as well as the mayor's post takes place Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the council chambers at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
ESCALON - Dennis Borba and his Escalon-based bullfighting school was spotlighted on the cover of Saturday's "Off Duty" section of the Wall Street Journal.
Everyone was busy at Athens Burgers all day Saturday, but they were all smiling. Business was so brisk that the hours around lunch time saw long lines of hungry customers.
Instead of going to church next Sunday congregations from three Manteca houses of worship plus other volunteers are "Takin' it to the Streets" as part of a Christian outreach to serve the community.
They were lined up 10 deep at the check-out desk. Every available computer was taken. The children's section was bursting with young people.
ESCALON - One home was partially damaged and five other buildings destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Thursday afternoon that triggered mandatory evacuations on Hogue Road between Escalon and Modesto off McHenry Avenue.
The City of Lathrop is putting the pressure on non-residential water customers to curtail their usage by 25 percent.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca helped launch the "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive" from May 29 to June 5 to lead a community effort to provide area children, struggling with hunger, healthy breakfasts during the summer months.
Miranda Frisbie and James Galindez were on top of the world. She had graduated from college recently and James had a good job for the last four years in Stockton.
FRENCH CAMP – Pete Paulsen loves hot rods.
Manteca is trying to parlay a $28 per night surcharge on a $200 a night room into a $200 million plus private sector investment that has the potential of generating 560 new jobs, an annual payroll of $9.4 million, and provide at least $600,000 yearly to underwrite city services.
Doctors Hospital CEO Nico Tejeda is being reassigned by the parent Tenet Health Care Corporation to East Side Hospital in El Paso, Texas in the Sierra Providence Health Network.
STOCKTON - Funeral services for former Sheriff Robert "Bob" Heidelbach will be held at Morris Chapel, University of the Pacific, in Stockton this Friday.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca has added a "Serenity Garden" inside their facility to provide patients and families a place for quiet reflection.
Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is a happy camper these days.
Cassady Hill and Kayla Keating arrived bright and early to the San Joaquin AgFest on Tuesday.
Sequoia School is getting a new address.
A 20-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday shortly after 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Mt. Dew Avenue, dying an hour later at an area hospital.
Ripon High has used a policy for the past two years that complies with the California Interscholastic Federation bylaws to determine the eligibility of student athletes.