Two out of five people who have died on Manteca's streets in traffic accidents between 2005 and 2007 did so as a direct result of a motorist drinking.
Passing gas could one day become a criminal act. It sounds absurd but who would have thought cows doing what they do naturally would become a major target of the air quality cops. Methane gas is basically organic material breaking down. It is also a greenhouse gas that is over 20 times more effective trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. It also stays in the atmosphere for anywhere from nine to 15 years. ...
Wendy Benavides has a bright idea. The Central Manteca resident would like to see the City of Manteca require a third of all street lights installed in new projects to be solar. Benavides believes it is a win-win situation – it would reduce the city's power costs while at the same time enhancing public safety. "It makes sense especially when you have a blackout," Benavides told the City Council Tuesday night. Benavides believes the ideal ...
Thank goodness the current California Legislature wasn't around during the Great Depression.
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin Amidst the gloom and doom Atherton Homes is selling a steady number of homes in the Summit Collection at Union Ranch. In recent months there have been 10 closings, 13 homes enter escrow and one lot reserved. It's not the go-go pace at the start of the decade but it is a surprisingly strong pace for today's market. How are they doing it? The answer ...
Much hullabaloo has been made over California's 90-day foreclosure moratorium that went into effect June 15.
Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.
Manteca's bottom line for the fiscal year starting July is simple: Make 2002 revenue levels work even though the city now has 12,000 more residents than it did seven years ago.
Four different contractors deploy at least a dozen people in any given week to work on the 30-plus landscape maintenance district (LMD) that cost homeowners collectively close to $1 million a year.
The latest state move to raid money from cities could leave Manteca riddled with pot holes and deteriorating pavement as well as virtually no money left to maintain a streets maintenance crew that handles everything from flooded streets and buckled sidewalks to rough asphalt.
Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.
Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.
The party's over. It's time to detox California government. The only way to do that is to stop the dependency by reeling in the pushers and making the addicts go cold turkey. The pushers – your friendly neighborhood legislator who entices you with grants and funding in exchange for your vote every two or four years – need to be severely restricted. The only way to do that is to dilute their power. And ...
The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him. The year before dad sold his share in Wyatt's Hardware – the Roseville store – leaving his brother Pershing to carry on with the family business that ended up spanning 80 years by keeping the Lincoln store open. We moved back to Lincoln where dad opted to take a job as superintendent of the ...
By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin The typical new home built in Manteca five years ago was just shy of 3,000 square feet. Then at the bottom of the new housing market when 10 permits were issued in February 2008 the average size fell to 1,577 square feet. New housing starts in May 2008 saw the average size climb up a bit to 1,760 square feet. And city building statistics from ...
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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