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Ripon Spring Clean-Up begins April 28

Ripon Spring Clean-Up begins April 28

RIPON - The Annual May Citywide Spring Clean-Up will take place on the southwest side of Highway 99 from April 28 - May 2 and on the northeast side of Highway 99 from May 5 - 9.

The clean up collection, sponsored by the City of Ripon, offers residents within city limits, a chance to dispose of large items that are unable to fit in the refuse containers.

Unfortunately, there are some items that simply cannot be collected:

Cardboard / Newspaper

Loose trash which should be in refuse containers.

Lumber / Brush and/or yard waste.

Tree stumps

Lawn mower that is not drained from gas and/or oil

Dirt / Sod / Concrete / Asphalt

Car tires (exceeded the allotted amount of 2 per household)

Dead animals - (Please contact Ripon Animal Control Department at (209) 599-2102)

Commercial Demolition materials

Glass / Mirrors

Refrigerator or freezer

Air Conditioning Units / Hot T

Manteca Unified saves $2.2M on energy bills

Manteca Unified saves $2.2M on energy bills
Manteca Bulletin
By Rose Albano-Risso In a period of 19 months, the Manteca Unified School District has saved more than $2202592 by religiously implementing an energy conservation program. That accomplishment has resulted in the US Environmental Protection Agency ...

Mayor: Flood zone limits growth

Mayor: Flood zone limits growth

Mayor: Flood zone limits growth
Manteca Bulletin
Flooding concerns – and not planning initiatives – is what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford believes will determine Manteca's ultimate southwest city limits. Weatherford doubts whether much of the area that was the subject of an intense ...

Free E-Waste recycling events in Tracy

Free E-Waste recycling events in Tracy

TRACY - The City of Tracy in partnership with San Joaquin County will be hosting a free E-Waste collection event on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boyd Service Center located at 520 Tracy Boulevard.

This event will give residents and local businesses an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted electronic devices. Additionally, Styrofoam packaging and cardboard waste will also be collected free of charge.

These one-day drop-off events aim to increase public awareness of recycling while decreasing the amount of recyclable toxic waste to our landfills.

Stormy clouds over Manteca

Stormy clouds over Manteca

This is taken at Pro Bass Shops in Manteca. Submitted by Ron Tolentino.

San Joaquin County receives disaster declaration

San Joaquin County receives disaster declaration

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - California Emergency Management Agency Acting Secretary Mike Dayton Thursday announced San Joaquin County has been declared a disaster by the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture due to production losses caused by freezing temperatures that occurred on Nov. 25-26, 2010.

Cal EMA transmitted a letter to USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack on behalf of Governor Jerry Brown on Feb. 2, 2011 requesting the disaster designation after local officials were able to detail their losses. The resulting declaration by Vilsack helps farm operators in San Joaquin County, and contiguous counties, recover from these impacts through assistance from the Farm Service Agency.

"We worked closely with those impacted to compile a comprehensive Loss Assessment Report that would accurately reflect the significant damage to the region's crops," said Dayton.

Tracy power plant expansion underway

Tracy power plant expansion underway

TRACY - Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) Tuesday marked the start of construction on the Tracy combined cycle power plant projec. The project will expand the current power plant in Tracy into a combined cycle power plant and is expected to create nearly 400 local jobs during construction and another 17 full-time jobs post-construction.

McNerney played a key role in advocating for the project’s approval by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In doing so, he wrote a letter of support to the President of the CPUC. A member of his staff also spoke at multiple meetings hosted by the CPUC and read statements from the Congressman expressing his support for the project.

"The start of construction on the Tracy combined power plant is great news for our community," said McNerney. "This project that is expected to create nearly 400 construction jobs as well as 17 full-time jobs after construction.