Louise Avenue between Main Street and the railroad tracks west of Union Road is about to get a $1 million Botox treatment courtesy of Uncle Sam.
When Social Security built a new Manteca office in 2012, the federal government chose a site behind Home Depot that was away from public transit and not accessible by sidewalk.
Call it farmer smarts State Sen. Bill Berryhill contends stealth taxes are costing you and I money we never imagined. And at the same time they are a drag on our economy and can even hurt the environment. The Twain Harte Republican and farmer is the author of Senate Bill 732. The bill essentially would put Californians on par with most other states when it comes to sales tax at the time they trade in ...
How many calories are in 16 ounces of orange juice? Try 220 calories. How about 16 ounces of beer? It has some 200 calories. What about the caloric count of 16 ounces of Red Bull? It comes in at 220 calories. And how many calories are in 16 ounces of my favorite poison, strawberry-banana V8 Fusion? There's a whopping 240 calories. Which brings us to the $2.6 billion question: How many calories are in 16 ...
It was the hottest buy in town. The Cherry Lane Condos had just come on the market in September 2006 as the median resale sale home in Manteca hit $410,000. It was just $3,000 away from the market's peak. People were willing pay to $220,000 for 800-quare-foot homes accessed from alleys. That - and the fact there was almost nothing available under $300,000 - made the conversion of the apartments built in 1985 into condos ...
Greg Leland - whose dedication to young people has spanned 27 years - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Is San Joaquin County business friendly? It's a good question given the 44-month and counting ordeal that South San Joaquin Irrigation District has been going through trying to secure the permission of a county agency - the Local Agency Formation Commission - to lower electrical rates 15 percent across the board for businesses, agriculture, local governments, churches, and residents. The one thing that has been forgotten in the epic battle being waged by LAFCo staff ...
LATHROP - A pent-up demand for charter schools means the South County's newest public elementary campus - River Islands Technology Academy - will open in August with a waiting list of students trying to get into kindergarten through fourth grade classes.
The request by South San Joaquin Irrigation District to take over a chunk of the PG&E service territory isn't the first rodeo for the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission.
I can't stand cigarette smoke. I've never lit up even as an act of curiosity. But there is one thing I definitely abhor more than cigarette smoking – gutting of free will by the government. It's an act that leads to a much more vicious and destructive death via cancer of the soul. New York City, an early benefactor of the don't-tread-on-me-movement that tore the colonies away from the micro-governing of King George III, now ...
Councilman Steve DeBrum wants Cottage Avenue made safer between the Highway 99 overpass and Louise Avenue and he doesn't want to spend thousands on a consultant to do so.
Dropping power prices may actually make it more feasible for South San Joaquin Irrigation District to leverage Tri-Dam Project receipts to deliver on a promise to reduce power costs by 15 percent assuming they get past the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission.
CARE to know what PG&E and South San Joaquin Irrigation District agree upon? Try how a number of folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon are getting reduced electrical rates that probably aren't qualified to receive rate breaks. As a result everyone else is subsidizing their power use whether they are other ratepayers or PGE's shareholders. It's part of the quasi-sham known as California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) that the California Public Utilities Commission foisted ...
Come this summer you'll be able to charge an all-electric vehicle downtown and do so from power generated from the sun and not the PG&E grid. That's because the Manteca Transit Center now under construction on South Main Street at Moffat Boulevard will not only include solar panels over about half of the parking shade structures but it will have electric car charging stations as well. "It (the transit center) is going to not ...
It's been 44 months since the South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission for permission to sell retail electricity to customers in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon at rates 15 percent below PG&E prices.
Woodward Park is a long way from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Editor's note: This is the fifth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Want to see the future of the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
Frank Ruhstaller and Steve Bestolarides are rallying the troops as California's perennial water wars heat up.
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The toughest job in Manteca might just be the men who are part of the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement unit.
Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."
Sacramento made it clear to Manteca: Pay back a $1.7 million redevelopment agency loan now or risk having local sales and property taxes seized.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
God and country.
Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.
By DENNIS WYATT