There is a way that the City of Manteca and Manteca Unified School District both could each save well over $100,000 a year without cutting back services or laying off personnel.
Bruce Bentz believes Manteca could pull out of the economic slump a lot quicker if City Hall was more nimble.
Oakland – the Detroit of the West – is once again going through self-examination. It is a never-ending story: poverty, blight and crime. Ron Dellums, a brilliant liberal ex-congressman, is now mayor and has the appearance of a deer caught in the headlights. It's a different world being a big city mayor as opposed to serving in Congress. The garbage has to be picked up. The streets have to be safe. Being mayor isn't policy ...
It is the ultimate diet. The City of Manteca needs to shed upwards of $4 million in 95 days by removing all the fat while keeping cuts into muscle at a minimum. Like with all diets, the ones that really work are lifestyle changes. To simply cut calories or dollars makes it all that much easier to simply gain the weight and old spending habits back when you fall off the proverbial wagon. Here's collection ...
Manteca municipal employee ranks could end up being thinned by as many as 22 workers. That number could go even higher if employee bargaining groups don't renegotiate contracts running through 2012 to lower compensation costs such as salary, health benefits, and retirement contributions and possibly forgo a pay raise for a second straight year. A 15-member council appointed citizens budget committee Thursday voted unanimously to recommend that elected leaders continue cutting personnel costs as the ...
Fred Millner made his position clear. "The whole (utility) tax thing is a farce," Millner said in leading the charge Thursday on the council appointed budget advisory committee to pop the utility tax trial balloon – at least for now – that was floated to address a pending $11.3 million municipal budget deficit. In a way, Millner was the perfect point man in making passionate statements about the utility tax proposal. He is a retiree ...
It is one of the biggest bargains in Manteca when it comes to getting more home per dollar. For $83.85 per square foot you get: • A five bedroom, three bathroom home with 3,518 square feet of living space. • A three -car garage. • A large 8,276-square-foot lot in a quiet neighborhood. • Well-maintained landscaping both in front and back. • A swimming pool with extensive landscaping. • RV access, dog run and a ...
Dana Fernandez is going from renting a room to owning her own place. The 25-year-old had to watch every dime for awhile and made macaroni and cheese plus Top Ramen a staple but she was able to do something that was completely impossible in the hot Northern San Joaquin Valley housing market of just a few years ago – she was able to buy her own home without help from anyone while working part-time for ...
Raymus Village is an established neighborhood just on the northern outskirts of Manteca surrounded by almond trees where Lathrop Road meets Highway 99.
If Manteca Animal Control picks up your stray dog for wandering the streets you may have to pay in excess of $100 to have it spayed or neutered in addition to impound fees and paying for a license if you do not have one.
Ben and Sandee Myers don't have cable TV, a flashy car, or the latest high-tech toy. The 20-Something couple, though, has something that they believe is a whole lot more evaluable – a home they can call their own where they can raise their daughter Mallory who turns 2 in May as well as grow old together. The Myers would not have been able to buy a home three years ago when homes in the ...
There's been a lot of ink spilled in the national press about how 20-Somethings take the attitude they have to have the latest high-tech gizmo, how their work ethic is flighty and how they live in the moment and don't plan for the future.
Getting the word out on conserving water might be a good idea. Two people were spotted hosing down driveways and sidewalks while three other households had a steady stream of water running into gutters and into storm drains during a mile-long swing through East Manteca at 1 p.m. Tuesday. It is against city rules to clean concrete by hosing it down and it is illegal to both water lawns between noon and 6 p.m. when ...
There's a surefire way to lop $2,380 off the cost of building any single family home in Manteca – dump PG&E.
There was a time 30 years ago and longer that if the community deemed recreational facilities were needed, volunteers would join forces with local government agencies to share the cost of constructing them.
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.