There were 72 Manteca Police officers at the start of October.
It usually starts with a small spark that makes a small crackling noise.
Those who use the least electricity will see their PG&E bills go up in January while those who use the most will see a slight drop in their bills.
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series recapping Manteca history as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close.
PG&E representatives at public forums have repeatedly put the value of the electrical distribution system in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon at more than $300 million.
Nine hundred city residents lost their jobs in October and November to push Manteca unemployment up to a post Depression high of 14.8 percent.
Mike Mallory is impressed.
Manteca's largest business organization is backing a statewide ballot aimed at preventing the California Legislature and the governor from taking local revenue to balance the state budget.
There are grumblings from the PG&E camp that the Boys & Girls Club board has endorsed the South San Joaquin Irrigation District in its bid to takeover the PG&E retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the objective of reducing rates 15 percent across the board.
There's something extra coming in the mail this month for homeowners who have failed to heed warnings to make their burglar alarms comply with new municipal rules – a bill.
Manteca's third water tank may go up on Atherton Drive just north of Woodward Avenue to make sure adequate pressure can be provided for southeast Manteca as well as the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park project.
Visiting places like Bodie – the fabled eastern Sierra mining ghost town that is now a state park – makes me a bit uneasy.
A household with two full-time workers each making minimum wage - $8 an hour – could afford to buy a $115,000 home if they have no other debt load and have the means to come up with $6,000 or so for down payment and closing costs.
They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
Steve Catalano wants to go home.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.
The emperor has no clothes.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
A lot has changed in the past 30 years.
Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.
One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.