Health officials are warning people to use caution today through Tuesday as the summer's first sustained heat wave arrives in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
California is $24 billion in the hole and slipping. Teachers are being laid off by the tens of thousands. Taxpayers are losing their homes left and right. Our streets could end up with potholes wider than the state of Rhode Island. So what is Sacramento doing? What else but giving away more money. The California Air Resources Board will give those who turn in vehicle models 1976 or older into a licensed dismantler $1,000 or ...
McFall, Burnett & Brinton have a legally binding contract with the City of Manteca. Even so, the law firm that provides legal counsel to the city had no qualms with voluntarily reducing their agreed upon annual retainer by 3.8 percent. It was all a part of City Manager Steve Pinkerton's request that the pain of unpaid furloughs - that start for all municipal employees on Wednesday – be spread throughout those who do work for ...
If you bought a home in the past five years you will want to read this. Next month the odds are great some tax relief is coming your way from the San Joaquin County Assessor's Office. That's when state law requires them to reassess property values based on the home's value on Jan. 1, 2009. Even though property values have declined further since then, by law that is the assessment date. You should be getting ...
Nancy Teicheira gets it. Manuel Medeiros gets it. Rex Holiday gets it. Too bad the rest of the Manteca Unified School District board doesn't get it. In the middle of the worst budget crisis in the history of the Manteca Unified School District as well as telling 209 teachers to hit the road, the board voted to commit discretionary funds to build – are you ready for this – more classrooms. Perhaps I'm missing something, ...
Thirty-three months ago the Cherry Lane Apartments condo conversion was being billed as the most affordable housing option for buyers in Manteca.
Can you shed the Guitar Hero competition in Manteca? Find out this Saturday as the Movies in the Park complete with pre-show entertainment returns this Saturday to Woodward Park. A large plasma TV will be used with the Wii to sort out who the best Guitar Hero player is starting at 6 p.m. It will be followed at 7 p.m. by a Manteca singer. The show starts at around 9 p.m. as dusk falls using ...
I'm not normally a big fan of creating more commissions or another layer of government but it would seem Manteca would be well-served if the City Council appointed a Green Commission.
Dirty Harry – a creation of Hollywood – could not thrive in the real San Francisco as an inspector.
Credit a love of woodshop with starting Howard Holtsman on a journey that ended up spending the past 18 years helping put together an adult education and vocational training program that has earned numerous recognition for its effectiveness.
Food is going out of the Second Harvest Food Bank that serves as a "wholesaler" for 226 non-profits serving the needy in seven counties as fast as it is arriving.
The sale of fireworks for personal use starts this Sunday. It marks the fifth year Manteca non-profits are able to sell fireworks. More than $600,000 has been raised to benefit a wide array of Manteca organizations. One booth – the Manteca Police Officers Association that typically sells fireworks at Union Road and Yosemite Avenue – generates funds to help pay for the aerial fireworks and community celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex that ...
Manteca is getting a jump on celebrating Independence Day this year as the city's official celebration has been shifted to Friday, July 3. That includes everything from the traditional Manteca Kiwanis pancake breakfast along with the Sunrise Kiwanis Independence Day parade to a family-style celebration at the Big League Dreams sports complex topped off by aerial fireworks. The shift was made by city officials to avoid having to have extra police, streets crews and firefighters ...
It was a simple directive. Spend restricted money designated for projects requiring major construction as quickly as possible to take advantage of significantly lower bids being offered by firms as well as to generate jobs in a weak economy. That directive was made almost six months ago by the Manteca City Council to staff. Today a slew of street, sewer, and water projects are either ready to move forward or about to break ground. Many ...
Manteca Unified School District's classified employees are one savvy group. When they reopened their contract earlier this year they agreed to take a 5 percent pay cut. In exchange they district agreed to no more job cuts for two years. This all happened before the real bottom started falling out of the state's budget and a $24 billion deficit developed that made the budget mess of last year seem like child's play. Now with Armageddon ...
Editor's note: This column first appeared on Oct. 14, 2003.
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Is there a Santa Claus?
Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
Editor's note: This column first appeared on May 11, 2003
It took America less time to beat back the Axis Powers in World War II than it has a low-profile bureaucracy to process an application aimed at putting in place 15 percent lower electricity rates throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Editor's Note: This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002
Debby Moorhead is ending a nearly 10-year stint as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive Officer.
Remember the good old days?
Not everyone thinks spending $30,000 for a "high visibility" crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive is a wise move.
Folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop counted their blessings and then shared them with the less fortunate.
Before I met Robbie - a lanky, shy sixth grader who attended Sequoia School - I did things like raise money for the Boys & Girls Club because I thought it made sense. It was the right thing to do. It made me feel good. That type of thing.