East Highway 120 through Manteca – the stretch from the Highway 99 interchange to Austin Road – has defined Manteca in the minds of millions of travelers. It isn't a pretty picture they painted for themselves. Typical was the comic strip Farley that once was a staple in the San Francisco Chronicle that portrayed Manteca as nothing but a series of mobile home parks, and trailer sales firms accented by asphalt and weeds. You could ...
You might know how to get to downtown from the Bass Pro Shops and Big League Dreams but the more than 2.5 million out-of-town visitors that the two entities attract in a given year may not.
There's a good chance if your identification gets stolen that the thieves found the information they needed to do the crime by shifting through your waste Toter.
Congress – which has never been big on the details – is ramming full-speed ahead with national health care.
The deal was simple. Manteca would put up the money, pay for irrigation work and do the improvements, cover the ongoing maintenance cost plus purchase the shrubs and trees while Caltrans would supply the labor using the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to landscape the weed-infested and barren Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue interchange. Now the city is scrambling to save the $400,000 project thanks to state budget problems that are prompting Caltrans to renege on ...
A glimpse of Central Manteca's future can be seen in the 200 block of North Main Street in earth tone hues accented with brick, old-fashioned barn lights, and awnings.
Manteca's elected leaders Tuesday are expected to cast a collective vote for a Stockton City Council member they feel will best serve the interests of dairy farmers on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District board.
Tesoro Park is the Manteca neighborhood park of the future. It will look like most other parks complete with playground, trees, and grass. The big difference is in who pays to maintain the park that will cost $117,000 a year. Instead of taxpayers doing so through the general fund that is currently in deficit mode, it will be the 485 eventual homeowners in the neighborhood through assessments via a landscape maintenance district. The City Council ...
The folks fiddling around with trying to define central Manteca might want to follow the money.
If there is a merciful deity, there is a special spot reserved in hell for those who abuse the privilege of chewing bubble gum in public.
It can cost upwards of $50,000 in growth fees to build a home in Manteca. Builders are asking the City Council for a bit of relief. Instead of paying all the fees when they receive a building permit, they'd like the luxury of not paying them until an occupancy permit is issued. Typically that would mean the city would have to wait three to six months to receive fees for everything from parks, major roads, ...
Manteca's leaders may officially cut their own pay by 10 percent on Tuesday. Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford has asked that the item be placed on the agenda during the 7 p.m. meeting at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. Such a move – starting on Aug. 1 – would whack $50 off the $500 monthly stipend of every council member for the remaining 11 months of the fiscal year for a savings of $2,750. ...
A South Manteca resident last fall noticed something suspicious: A teen and preteen kids hanging around in front of a neighbor's home mid-morning on a school day.
Is it time to bring back the Manteca Waterslides? With the Big League Dreams sports complex proving the value of having regional recreation draws by luring 300,000 visitors to Manteca in an average year plus show ing no sign of weakness even in the current economic crisis, it might be a wise move for Manteca to invest in a strategy that brings back the infamous Manteca Waterslides. Mayor Willie Weatherford a few years back suggested ...
The Titanic should have taught us all a lesson. When the ship of state hits an iceberg, it's the rich and powerful to the lifeboats first while the rest of us are left scrambling around like a bunch of trapped rats on a sinking ship.
The time may come when we refer to the good old days as when leaf blowers and cranked up music at parties along with buzzing flies were the most annoying sounds in our neighborhoods.
Richard Silverman is seeking one of two Manteca City Council seats up for grabs in November 2014.
Members of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) Rapid Response Team are the unsung heroes of the effort to keep the homeless warm during the recent string of freezing overnight temperatures.
Everyone who can make an effort to remember less fortunate kids at Christmas who would otherwise without gifts by donating toys and clothing to various collection efforts.
HANFORD - Dairy farmers in these parts – and the rest of California for that matter – do not operate in a fantasy world.
It's freezing at night but still people let their lawn sprinklers go creating major safety hazards on sidewalks and elsewhere.
Raymus Homes: The Next Generation is moving forward with Oleander Estates west of South Union Road and straddling Woodward Avenue.
The California Alliance for Retired Americans is conducting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center at South Main Street and Moffat Boulevard regarding what they refer to as "cuts and closures at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center".
The nice thing about the 3.7 million water tank going up on Atherton Drive is that you won't see much of it.
A private lodging tax is the linchpin that financial experts believe is crucial for a complex deal to secure a 500-room Great Wolf Resort Lodge to make sense for the City of Manteca.
It's the $75 ticket that keeps on giving.
"Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more." - from Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon"
Uncle Sam could put up $3 million to help finance public improvements in the Austin Road Business Park.
Frosty the Snowman would be right at home at this evening's 41st annual Downtown Manteca Twilight Christmas Parade.
Editor's note: This column first ran on May 12, 1997