It takes plenty of green - $7.9 million this year alone – to keep Manteca's parks green and to oversee recreation programs.
First, the bad news when it comes to the drought. The two days of rain – and possible snow in the Sierra – hoped for this weekend may fizzle out to just light showers on Saturday night. The semi-good news is the earlier Sierra snowfall this month has allowed the State Water Project on Wednesday to announce it will deliver 20 percent of the water they'd normally send to cities and agricultural users up and ...
Manteca's spring fair is at a crossroads. The street fair – now in its 14th year – draws crowds in excess of 30,000 people during the first weekend in April. The Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a two-year strategy to "take it to the next level." This year during April 3-4 the Manteca Crossroads Street Fair will expand farther to the east down Yosemite Avenue. There will be craft booths in the 100 ...
Republican senators are sounding like outraged socialists as they preen for TV cameras slamming big fat corporate bonuses. Democrats are acting like they're deaf as they deflect tough questions about why they negated provisions to block fat AIG bonuses behind closed doors while negotiating bailout packages.
Manteca Police officers won't be out in full force for the 13th annual Crossroads Street Fair in downtown April 4-5.
Patrick Heany of Manteca Roofing, Todd Roddan of New Bud's Nursery and the family business that did my fencing are why I have confidence in America's future.
A looming 20 percent drop in property tax revenues could make Manteca municipal budget deficit projections for the 2010-11 fiscal years swell by $1.3 million.
The ball is now in the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission's court for Manteca's most controversial annexation in decades – 107.5 acres that include the Manteca Unified office complex, bus garage, and school farm along with 18 homes.
It is time to draw the proverbial line in the sand and fill it with concrete. St. Patrick's Church is planning a major expansion that will ultimately include a new 20,000-square-foot church plus a kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic school to the north of its existing church and cemetery. No problem there. The San Joaquin Community Development Department is requiring a traffic signal to be installed – along with turn lanes – at Carrolton Road ...
Bonus buck balances – fees that residential developers agreed to pay for growth-related fees for things such as main roads, sewer and water lines plus parks and government facilities - are enough to plug the City of Manteca's projected deficit next fiscal year when combined with other measures being taken.
Spreckels Recreation Park – due to open this spring – is on target to become Manteca's greenest park yet.
Tax incentives that could put as much as $18,000 back into the pockets of new homebuyers are getting credit for a significant increase in new home sales in Manteca.
Community events such as the two-day Crossroads Street Fair and the two-day Pumpkin Fair don't come cheap.
Elder Matt Connell expected to strengthen his faith in God as well as to help others when he volunteered to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The real fun is about to begin. Collapsing property values thanks to the housing bubble pumped up to stratospheric heights via liar loans and the siren song of easy money from air – or equity lines of credit as banks prefer to call them - are about to ripple through California like a 9.0 earthquake. Early indications are that residential property value assessments will plunge close to 20 percent in San Joaquin County when the ...
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.