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 ...
There were 339 dogs put to sleep in Manteca in 2007 because no one wanted them. The City Council may try to reduce the annual canine toll by adopting a mandatory spay and neuter law for all dog breeds. The council in September made it mandatory for pit bulls and pit bull mixes to be spayed and neutered. At the time, Mayor Willie Weatherford said he wanted to see the mandatory rule extended to all ...
Past Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year honorees have run the gamut from teens that turned their lives around to kids who have devoted an extraordinary amount of time helping with community service endeavors.
Debby Moorhead and Vince Hernandez are examples of the type of elected leaders we need representing us in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
He didn't mention the dreaded "L" word but City Manager Steve Pinkerton left no doubt Thursday that barring a major financial miracle municipal layoffs loom on the horizon.
Berkeley despite all of its posturing as being a bastion of tolerance is perhaps one of the least tolerant places on earth.
It is arguably Manteca's best kept secret – a short segment of Joaquin Street tucked away in the neighborhood between Center Street, Yosemite Avenue, the Tidewater Bikeway, and Walnut Avenue.
Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."
Sacramento made it clear to Manteca: Pay back a $1.7 million redevelopment agency loan now or risk having local sales and property taxes seized.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
God and country.
Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.
By DENNIS WYATT
Get ready for the invasion of the Barneys.
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.