The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.
Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums that are as much as $25 for every $100 of coverage.
Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the year.
The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.
"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all."
Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.
The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and Tracy.
Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on city streets during the first six months of this year.
Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) volunteer unit after seven years of leadership.
Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community resource officer so far of two authorized by the Manteca City Council to address persistent homeless problems has already had a significant impact after just 30 days.
You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this morning that was just hilarious.
People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.
As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley turned to me and said the obvious, "Papa, the people who can afford the nice new houses here don't work in Manteca then?"
The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.
There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.
Manteca police detectives are investigating the 1 p.m. Monday drowning of a 54-year-old woman in a backyard swimming pool while family members were away.
The Ripon Chamber of Commerce shared its annual Christmas tree lighting event with San Joaquin Hospice at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Veteran ...
Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.
Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.
Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season.
Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.
A few months ago, the City of Ripon lost a pair of garbage trucks to fire damage.
The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are working overtime to recruit new members to their 50-strong group that assists hospital staffers in non-critical duties ...
Two Modesto men died from their injuries following a collision with a tow truck on Moffat Boulevard Saturday noon - the driver, 24, reportedly passed away ...
Editor's note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.
Betty Rhea Newman, 93, of Manteca was the one and only woman veteran from the U.S. Marine Corps from World War II who was ...
LATHROP – Residents in Lathrop used almost 30 percent less water in October of this year than they did in the same year in 2013, continuing ...
It's the end of an era on the Manteca Unified School District Board of Education.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region in a bid to make a living after the ...
Students from Ripon High are earning college units for taking an automotive class.