Manteca needs to trim $3.8 million from the upcoming municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting.
A series of storms such as are now moving through Manteca would have sent business and home owners alike scurrying for sand bags in some parts of the city just 30 years ago.
When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.
The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.
Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.
It is pretty sobering to think that without the bonus bucks collected over the years Manteca today would have either 46 less police officers and firefighters or 75 less parks, streets, and general staff workers.
Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.
Joe Kelley doesn't need a traffic study to know what is happening – traffic is slowly dropping off at Manteca's most notorious intersection for back-ups in the heart of downtown.
There are 957 finished residential lots ready for homes to be built that could generate $633,000 annually to reduce municipal budget gaps.
Manteca suffered a second straight record month of post World War II unemployment in December.
Would you entrust the folks who can't balance a budget, won't make the hard decisions to cut expenses by whittling down bloated bureaucracies, and steal from cities and counties to cover up their own fiscal irresponsibility to take over your health insurance?
Six of the 11 felony crimes that the FBI uses to determine the safety of a community continue to sustain double digit drops in Manteca.
The sale of land adjacent to a water well site is netting $459,000 toward a $5.9 million plan to upgrade and expand Manteca's municipal corporation yards straddling the 100 block of East Wetmore Street.
It wasn't too many years ago that a former Manteca City Council member's mantra was "privatize, privatize, privatize."
Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?
Manteca's first ramp metering - red and green lights that control the flow of traffic onto a freeway - will be installed on the onramps to Highway 99 at Austin Road.
There is a state law against urination and defecation in public.
The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.
Are you willing to throw away $159 million on a gambit?
Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.
Those crafty, sneaky, and sinister developers.
Dave Thompson has spent the past 14 years helping struggling families and single moms get off the streets.
Antone Raymus would be pleased.
Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu is conducting a fundraiser Friday with a slight twist.
There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?
Sometime in 2015 the Highway 99 corridor's transformation through Manteca will be complete.
Books are more powerful than computers.
It will cost $549,510 to convert Morenzone Field that was created originally for adult softball to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.
Some thought Ron Dell'Osso was out of his gourd.