Manteca is spending $48,700 to find out if there are better ways to do more with less when it comes to everything the streets and water service to garbage collection, vehicle maintenance, and sewer service.
The Donner Party came to California 164 years ago.
As always, she catches me by surprise. There huddled at the back door, this time clutching a brand new jacket. With her other hand she holds a sheet of pink laminated paper, as if it means all the world to her.
The Manteca Senior Games will help christen the city's latest recreation venue - the Spreckels Recreation Park BMX track.
Poag & McEwen promised that The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley - when completed - would have a "warm downtown feeling" where people would be encouraged to stroll leisurely between stores, enjoy water features and sit beneath shade trees.
The departure of eight municipal employees in the coming weeks - from two police officers to a parks worker - means Manteca will just have $3.8 million left to cut in order to balance the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
The shutting down of Toyota production at the NUMMI plant in Fremont is scarier than a runaway Prius.
In the not-too-distant future if the San Joaquin County Rail Commission is successful, sleek high speed Altamont Commuter Express trains will pull out of downtown Manteca on a 55-minute journey to San Jose.
The waiting game is about to become expensive
Manteca resident Mick Founts is virtually assured of election in June to the job as the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools.
Manteca wasn't known for much of anything that would actually attract visitors 15 years ago.
Steve DeBrum sees the revival of the Manteca water slides in a newer and more high profile venue as yet another bold - yet conservative move - by municipal leadership to pump up the city's economy by snaring visitors' dollars.
Robert Ortiz is a reasonable man.
The economy might be wobbling but Big League Dreams has legs.
Not too many moons ago – before the Internet spawned spam to give junk mail a good name – Congress set up the Postal Service as a separate entity.
Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.
The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday's meeting didn't go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.
Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.
The parents are frustrated.
Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.
Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.
Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.
Lloyd Haworth insisted.
Folks who can only afford $500,000 homes are riffraff.
Most first-time buyers can come up with the income to comfortably cover a monthly house payment but often lack the money needed up front.
Another 210 turkeys and no family in need that requested turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year at Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop food closets will go without.
You have two chances to play Santa for kids in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that may go without toys on Christmas.
Brandy Clark has some good news.