It is ironic that the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is going back to Washington, D.C., to lobby the federal government to secure $20 million toward $150 million in order to buy the Union Pacific tracks and right-of-way over the Altamont Pass.
It costs a typical homeowner in the Mossdale section of Lathrop west of Interstate 5 an additional $4,100 a year in property taxes to pay the debt of special financing districts.
Jim Muthart has seen it all when it comes to foreclosures. Toilets unbolted and then stolen. Bath tubs sledge hammered. Air conditioning units cannibalized for copper. Holes punched into walls. Massive stains on carpets. And even a home where nothing was left in the kitchen except for ripped out flooring with marks left where there used to be a stove, dishwasher and cabinets, And as a real estate agent the banks he represented expected him ...
You may never have met Nick DeGroot but he made it possible for clean, treated surface water to flow from Manteca and Lathrop taps.
An ambitious effort to expand what has been a tight definition of downtown Manteca for generations and then to have property owners tax themselves to fund everything from enhanced public safety and maintenance to marketing and special events is now underway.
Four Stockton teens hatched a plan to drive to Manteca and rob two gas stations on East Yosemite Avenue.
Go out along Wellington Avenue on a Wednesday or Thursday morning and you'll see two to five men at work.
It's a $150 million investment backers say will relieve traffic congestion, take trucks off the crowded Altamont Pass corridor, reduce air pollution, strengthen the San Joaquin County economy, and ease the need for more freeway construction.
The City of Manteca will help you do your part in protecting the earth as well as your identity this Saturday.
Jack Snyder – a man who made it his business to build a better community – is being honored as the recipient of the 2009 Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The City of Lathrop should be cautioned against ever opening a casino. The way they're running things they'd have looser slots than any casino in Reno. A city employee files a sexual harassment claim. Why litigate? Just hit up the tax payers - ka-ching! - for $500,000 to cover their losses after settling a claim in world-record time that hadn't even had a chance to turn into a lawsuit. The mayor doesn't like the harsh ...
Manteca District Ambulance is in the process of locating a substation along Airport Way to put 2,700 homes in West Manteca within its targeted five-minute response time.
Spending money to save money is a strategy that is coming under fire from some quarters as Manteca leaders struggle with whittling away a projected $11.3 million deficit expected to materialize in the fiscal year starting July 1.
Want to make educarts - those educators who morph into bureaucrats - squirm? Forget aggressive public signs of affection that are supposed to be taboo at public schools. Such acts won't raise a yawn in some quarters. Do something apparently that is disruptive and obscene as praying and get prepared to be suspended. That is what happened to two community college students - Kandy Kyriacou and Ojoma Omaga - when they had the audacity to ...
Four days honoring those who served America – from Manteca's most decorated soldier to the latest Manteca soldier to lay down his life for his country - takes place May 22-25.
Nearly 100 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land could end up as the premier family entertainment hub for the Northern San Joaquin Valley while tapping into the Bay Area market as well.
Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop could become more than just neighboring communities at least when it comes to wastewater.
A handful of kids are going to get a chance to think out of the box when it comes to perceptions about the homeless.
It was the white lie of the last decade.
Federal authorities are intentionally flooding low land along the Stanislaus River in a test to see whether it will help increase the chances of salmon fingerlings making it to the Delta.
Shame on you, Tim Cook.
Your federal tax dollars funneled through the City of Manteca are paying Charlie Halyer $178.08 an hour and his fellow worker $144.88 an hour. The two are resident engineers. But they aren't being paid that rate to make sure a freeway bridge is built safely. Instead the Caltrop employees are being paid to make sure trees and shrubs planted along the 120 Bypass corridor and part of Highway 99 get enough water. "It's ridiculous," said ...
South San Joaquin Irrigation District had $44.1 million in unrestricted cash and investments at the end of 2012.
The San Joaquin Valley's blessing is its curse.
By DENNIS WYATT
By DENNIS WYATT
Odds are you've never met Albert Garcia.
Mom didn't die.
Thirty percent of Manteca's 330 municipal workers take advantage of the city's interest-free loan program to secure computers for their personal use.