Manteca's pending $8 billion budget deficit is forcing city leaders to rethink several projects including remodeling two existing buildings purchased to provide new headquarters for the police and the fire departments.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford didn't like the idea of landscaping bulbs on North Main Street when they were first proposed in July of 2003.
RIPON - It was a year of new faces at the City Council and at the school district, plus challenges and some upbeat news for the city that prides itself as the Almond Capital of the World.
Anthony Montanez was the first baby of the New Year to be born at Doctors Hospital Manteca on Jan. 1.
Bicyclists and walkers today cover the same ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.
"Financial peace" is being offered through a series of classes at a Manteca church over the next three months.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is holding their 47th Annual Almond Blossom Kick Off and Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth St. starting at 6 p.m.
Library Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland as part of the initial Trees in the Park event.
Richard Torrano never gave up on his faith.
Manteca Unified is looking to cut $14 million from its upcoming budget.
The median price of existing homes that have closed escrow inside Manteca's city limits are within three weeks of hitting the 2001 levels.
A snow storm expected to blanket the higher elevations in the Sierra today is in deep contrast to snow surveys that are pointing to an unprecedented third year of drought in the post World War II era in California.
Dramatically dropping prices for recycled materials is costing Manteca $125,000 over the course of a year.
LATHROP - Some of Lathrop's biggest stories of 2008 will not be going away just because the old year becomes history and a new year dawns.
Olive Taylor is the only Manteca teacher ever killed on the job.
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.
LATHROP – You might want to think twice before grabbing that garden hose.
Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center
When Sierra High first opened some 20 years ago, then Principal Rick Arucan had the moment captured with a photograph consisting of an estimated 700 students and staff members.
Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Ripon Police converged on a late model rental car shortly before 2 p.m. Monday as it left the Bank of the West on Main Street with three men from Los Angeles, Fresno and Madera in possession allegedly of a cache of forged credit and ID cards.
Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.
The Saturday shooting across from Antigua Park was brazen, breakneck, and bold.
It appears Ernie's Food & Spirits may soon be without an important ingredient.