Crossroads Grace Community Church was willing to lend Manteca a 600-man strong army of volunteers to make a big difference in a long neglected part of the city along Moffat Boulevard.
YOSEMITE VALLEY -They come from all over the world to hike through John Muir's beloved Cathedral of the Sierra.
Why, they ask up in Sacramento, don't people trust us? There are at least two million reasons why. That happens to be the amount California State University Chancellor Charles Reed spent of your money to hire high-priced private sector lobbyists to lobby your state representatives to get even more of your money. If that sounds outrageous, you haven't heard anything yet. Reed spent the money without seeking bids and did so on top of $1.1 ...
Manteca's latest weapon against crime isn't a high-tech gadget. It is a police car. More accurately, it is an empty police car. The Manteca Police Department has started deploying unmanned police cars in strategic locations around town where speeding, crime and vandalism have been a major issue. The goal is to keep people guessing whether there is an officer nearby. It could be the case even if the units that Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn ...
Good friends and family. Live music - much of it original. Bright stars and the moon. A gentle Delta breeze rustling the leaves. And, oh yeah, a movie. The movie is almost an afterthought to many who are spending Saturday evenings this summer enjoying arguably the best entertainment bargain in Manteca – Movies in the Park at Woodward Park. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodward Park storm basin. There is a ...
Nestled in the rustic Stanislaus River canyon below the western horizon from busy Highway 108-120 in the bottomland of Tuolumne County is arguably the most critical chunk of concrete ever poured when it comes to powering the Manteca economy.
There are city owned "trees" along the Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.
Manteca has 37 park projects on the books that will cost in excess of $62.5 million. Of the projects, 22 have restricted funding in place totaling $3,338,470. The City Council earlier this year instructed staff to fast track projects that have funding in place and won't impact the general fund to take advantage of dropping construction costs plus to generate private sector jobs. The money can't be used except for the purposes that it has ...
Federal stimulus funds could make it possible for Manteca to reduce response time to 2,500 households in the northwest portion of the city.
Two contracts designed to upgrade water and sewer service in Manteca are expected to be issued by the City Council on Tuesday.
Rip-off AT&T's intellectual property and make it available for free and faster than you can text "SUE U" the communication giant would unleash lawyers upon the offender in droves.
Kevin Fant couldn't wait for July 1 to roll around. He's the go-to-guy in the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department when it comes to not only making sure that the level of care in the 20 plus landscape maintenance districts (LMD) remains constant now that the city has taken them over but also to making plans to eventually improve on designs and reduce water use. Fant – a certified arborist – is splitting his time ...
Dog lovers who want a Manteca facility where their four-legged friends can run free may want to thank stringent rules put in place for new water play features.
Manteca is revising the municipal ordinance governing dances after finding the wording is similar to the City of Stockton entertainment permit process that the U.S. District Court struck down as unconstitutionally vague.
The guy was a jerk. We were driving the right way down a one-way parking lane outside Trader Joe's in Modesto Saturday when he turned the wrong way and stopped within three feet of my front bumper. I sat there waiting for him to move. He stared. Thirty seconds passed he did not move nor was there even a single car passing behind him in the travel lane in front of the stores. Another 15 ...
The nice thing about the 3.7 million water tank going up on Atherton Drive is that you won't see much of it.
A private lodging tax is the linchpin that financial experts believe is crucial for a complex deal to secure a 500-room Great Wolf Resort Lodge to make sense for the City of Manteca.
It's the $75 ticket that keeps on giving.
"Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more." - from Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon"
Uncle Sam could put up $3 million to help finance public improvements in the Austin Road Business Park.
Frosty the Snowman would be right at home at this evening's 41st annual Downtown Manteca Twilight Christmas Parade.
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Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
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