Tracy City Manager Leon Churchill envisions there will be at least 1,000 workers with that number swelling to as many as 4,000 during the holiday shopping season.
Traffic is snarled on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in the Altamont Pass area because of a grass fire that was sparked by a car crash.
Tracy police are investigating the death of a motel owner who was allegedly killed by a naked man in her business office.
Police arrested a naked man on suspicion of fatally assaulting a woman at Hacienda Motel in Tracy Saturday night, police said.
Authorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.
CHP officers found the car belonging to 63-year-old Ray Halsell down an embankment near Interstate 580 and Corral Hollow Road. Halsell was inside the car and apparently died in the crash.
A search is underway for a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee who vanished on his commute home from work on Thursday.
California prisons marked a milestone Friday, when officials said they had removed the last of nearly 20,000 beds that had been jammed into gymnasiums and other common areas to house inmates who overflowed traditional prison cells.
A high-tech water-treatment system is making some of Northern California’s cleanest water even cleaner.
Firefighters fully contained a grass and brush fire near the Altamont Pass Tuesday evening, authorities said.