It was a surreal scene. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky during the first week of January 1997 as over four dozen California Conservation Corps workers were feverishly laying down plastic weighted by sand bags on the dry cross-levee paralleling Woodward Avenue as water inched up ever so higher on the south side. A half mile away, Caltrans crews were "plugging" the McKinley Avenue underpass of the Highway 120 ...
Manteca's annual effort to rally neighborhoods to join in the fight against crime kicks off next Sunday with a National Night Out community block party at Library Park.
Manteca needs to encourage the building of 2,188 affordable housing units by 2014 to meet a state mandated goal.
Manteca Transit's "brand' is about to be stimulated. Some of the $1.3 million in "Obama Bucks" the City of Manteca is receiving is going toward "rebranding" Manteca Transit to the tune of $40,000 which also will cover signage and brochures. City officials haven't said why there is a need for rebranding after just about two years on the road although "Manteca Transit" was pretty pedestrian to begin with. While someone a tad cynic suggested dubbing ...
Transit villages are supposedly cutting edge concepts in urban planning. It's where shopping and housing is densely clustered near rail or transit hubs. Such transit villages are being pursued on various legs of the BART system. One, however, doesn't have to live in an East Bay or a San Francisco Peninsula city to take advantage of such a concept that is actually rather old. Before the mass production of the auto, most people and businesses ...
The next hot spot for Manteca housing: Try the southwest corner of the city. Three separate projects are being advanced that will add 2,439 housing units between McKinley Avenue south of the Highway 120 Bypass and a slough that drains into the San Joaquin River. The three projects are: •The Trails of Manteca, with 1,471 lots on 477 acres, south of Woodward Avenue, north of the Reclamation District 17 dry cross-levee and east of Wetherbee ...
Manteca's long-stalled transit center planned for Moffat Boulevard at South Main Street is moving forward thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds.
John Harris – without fanfare or public mention – started several months ago "giving back" 30 percent of the $500 stipend he receives monthly serving as a Manteca City Councilman.
"We have met the enemy and he is us." – The much quoted line from Pogo comic strip from 1971
Manteca's efforts to reduce auto theft may be undermined severely by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to bridge a $26.1 billion state deficit.
Exploding transformers in San Francisco are in part going to drive up your PG&E rates by almost 10 percent over the next three years.
Those who arrive Saturday before 7 p.m. for the final Movies in the Park screening of the summer will get in free.
The 1906 Earthquake couldn't do it. The Great Depression didn't break it. Nor could repeated droughts or any obstacle Mother Nature could toss-up. Arnold Schwarzenegger – who is sounding more and more like a worn out punch line with every passing day – and the rest of the so-called Big Five have managed to cobble together a farce of a budget plan that has all the right ingredients to turn California into a Third World ...
It is going to cost $68 annually for every man, woman, and child to cover the cost of operating the proposed expansion of the San Joaquin County Jail.
How did we get to the point where the government – through debt and taxes – essentially controls our day-to-day economic well being?
Editor's note: This column first ran on May 12, 1997
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Is there a Santa Claus?
Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
Editor's note: This column first appeared on May 11, 2003
It took America less time to beat back the Axis Powers in World War II than it has a low-profile bureaucracy to process an application aimed at putting in place 15 percent lower electricity rates throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Editor's Note: This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002
Debby Moorhead is ending a nearly 10-year stint as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive Officer.
Remember the good old days?
Not everyone thinks spending $30,000 for a "high visibility" crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive is a wise move.
Folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop counted their blessings and then shared them with the less fortunate.