Manteca could join a small but growing number of California municipalities and water districts that are offering residents rebates or low-cost loans to convert to xeriscape landscaping.
The remodel of the Manteca City Council Chambers dictated by significant changes in federal and state handicap access laws since it was first built in the 1980s has increased the capacity of the Manteca Civic Center meeting facility.
Those snazzy new City of Manteca utility bills includes a customer's previous 12 months of water usage in cubic feet. The one thing it doesn't show is the point where water uses kicks into higher charges.
Manteca Councilman John Harris believes the 2013 varsity football team is the best Manteca High has ever fielded.
They were crazy. They were reckless. They didn't know what they were talking about. They'd put the community into debt and send everyone into bankruptcy.
Take a walk along the San Joaquin River levees between the confluence with the Stanislaus River and the Mossdale Crossing.
Reducing municipal water pressure is on the list of short-term actions Manteca could consider implementing in response to the statewide drought emergency.
Volunteers are needed to make sure citrus that otherwise would rot can be picked to provide oranges and grapefruit to help feed struggling families.
The ugly underside of society has reared its head in Manteca.
A more citizen friendly Manteca City Council chambers debuts Tuesday.
Farmers get a bad rap.
The problem isn't the minimum wage.
John Harris' wife wanted to buy 10 roses.
I had several great teachers, a few mediocre teachers, one real bad teacher, and mostly good teachers during 13 years in public schools.
The proverbial light - powered by tax revenues - is at the end of the tunnel.
Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.
The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.
Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?
Cruella and Dante are dogs.
Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.
It's not 1918 anymore.
The debate over trains irritates me.
One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.
Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.
There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.
The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.
The Easter Bunny needs some help.