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.
Miguel Lopez is thankful for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District recently broke ground on a new fire station on the corner of River Road and North Ripon Road.
The Pregnancy Help Center of Manteca hopes to address one of the area's growing needs with an all-you-can-eat feast.
MERCED – A Ripon man was killed early Friday morning when the pickup truck he was traveling in veered off the road on Highway 99 near Merced and crashed into metal guardrail.
Brad Peters calls it "fanning his feathers."
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may come to the rescue of 44,000 people in Tuolumne County expected to run out of water in less than 80 days.
Everybody loves Uncle Frank - as in Frank Guinta.
An 85-year-old Manteca woman was thrown through the plate glass window of the Manteca UPS Store after being struck by a car driven by her husband.
The arthritis in Joanne Johnston's back and knees are so bad that the 69-year-old needs a wheelchair to get around town.
Rain, slick streets, vehicle crashes and a two-hour power outage plagued the Manteca area mid-day on Friday including a Camaro sports car crashing into an electrical transformer on Commerce Avenue between Home Depot and Staples.
The Manteca Futbol Club's 6v6 Charitable Shootout crowned seven division winners and raised about $9,000 during play last weekend.
It's never good when the police know you by name.
Manteca could join a small but growing number of California municipalities and water districts that are offering residents rebates or low-cost loans to convert to xeriscape landscaping.
LATHROP – Kristin Olsen knows her water.
A Stockton man was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence after the pickup truck he was driving skidded off the road and took out a power pole on Airport Way.