Redevelopment agencies can indeed be great tools to stimulate economic growth and fight blight.
Manteca built 304 homes last year while Modesto built eight homes and Tracy even less.
Eleven neighborhoods in Manteca where more than 700 foreclosures occurred in 2008 and 2009 could become part of the municipal redevelopment project area.
LATHROP – Before there was Manteca, there was Lathrop.
LATHROP – The fourth crossing of the San Joaquin River in the South County could be in place by the end of 2013.
Manteca has a big financial stake in trying to encourage at least 300 new homes to be built annually over the next several years.
California has a $20 billion deficit, is releasing tens of thousands of hardcore felons early from prison, education funding is being slashed, public college tuitions are soaring, and unemployment is at 12 percent statewide.
Thousands of homes have been built in Manteca during the last 20 years that are outside a 5-minute response time of a fire station.
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"You can't expect people to turn their lives around if you don't provide them with the opportunity to do so." – Dave Thompson, executive director of the HOPE Family Shelters
Bay Area housing prices may once again impact future trends in Manteca values.
Dave Thompson was well aware of Manteca's homeless 20 years ago.
The California Legislature today is conducting a joint hearing on Proposition 16 – the measure PG&E crafted for the June 8 ballot requiring a super majority of voters to approve any attempts to weaken the for-profit's monopoly on retail power sales.
It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.
Manteca is spending between $1.5 million and $2 million in staff time related to the processing of development projects, building plans, and inspecting construction.
There's more road work on the way for Manteca motorists to contend with.
Manteca is getting another bakery.
Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.
Retired educator Sally Hale, retired administrator Gary Dei Rossi, and LearningQuest director Karen Williams were presented with the first annual Great Valley Bookfest Literacy Hero Awards last Friday.
The Manteca Rotary Club is again gearing up to serve a free community Thanksgiving meal for struggling families as well as those who have nowhere else to go on the day of thanks.
The incredible shrinking New Melones Reservoir could dip below 500,000 acre feet by November thanks to what some biologists contend is a questionable decision to help fish migration.
City of Manteca Manager Karen McLaughlin indicated during Tuesday's City Council meeting that staff is starting to work on special zoning changes to help foster downtown investment and development.
Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?
Manteca is gearing up to outlaw all makeshift homeless housing.
A looming deadline on a state edict to connect homes in the gated community of Oakwood Shores to a municipal wastewater treatment system could end up costing existing homeowners at least $3,961 each or $66 a month for five years.
My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.
The Bureau of Reclamation is interpreting a state order designed to protect senior water right holders such as South San Joaquin Irrigation District during the drought as a directive to possibly cut off water releases for SSJID use from New Melones Reservoir.
Homeless encampments anywhere in Manteca could be illegal by December.
You see them all the time: People armed with leaf blowers pushing grass clippings and other debris into the street and leaving it there.
Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?