A reorganization that is designed to streamline the Manteca Fire Department's response to major fire and rescue incidents plus shift costs to Measure M receipts could help save the stressed municipal general fund $651,000.
Are the illegal residents washing dishes in a restaurant or picking fruit the root of all evil when it comes to California's economic maladies?
It's good news for front end alignment shops and bad news for just about everyone else except state workers whose jobs may be saved.
I'm not a huge fan of recalls but given the fact no one up in Sacramento really got the message May 19 I'm in favor of a total recall.
Forget about the bottom of housing pricing. What really matters is how much a month that house is costing. That is why signs are everywhere that we've definitely hit bottom in the South County housing market. Here's why: •The price of the home isn't what matters the most, it is the monthly cost. And that cost is driven more by the interest rate than the price since when you're done paying in 30 years around ...
They waited for rates to drop to 4.5 percent. Now fence sitters are facing interest rates that have jumped almost three-quarters of a percent in two weeks to 5.71 percent. They had dropped to as low as 4.81 percent. "Same song, different verse," observed Realtor Tom Wilson of people who said they were waiting for housing prices to drop and then waited for interest rates to drop. Wilson doesn't expect rising rates to severely undermine ...
Jerry Brown was right. Thirty-one years ago when Brown ended his second term as governor of California he not only had reduced taxes but had built up the largest state surplus ever. On his watch, California created 1 out of every 4 new jobs in the nation. He also was the trailblazer for building and energy appliance standards as well as solar and alternative energy. How did Brown do it? Simple. He refused to spend ...
Manteca's Firefighters' Association has agreed to reopen their union contract and work to reduce salary, benefits and overtime in a bid to save the city in excess of $1 million.
Penny Jones remembers the floods of January 1997 that sent more than 4,000 people in the area south of Manteca fleeing.
The price of liberty is high. And celebrating it isn't much cheaper either. Manteca's decision to shift the Fourth of July celebration to July 3 is being met with a growing storm of criticism running the gamut from it being borderline sacrilegious to downright unpatriotic. It is easy to understand the public sentiment. In a way, though, this is a good thing. Some 233 years after our forefathers declared their independence from rulers that taxed ...
To the extent practicable and within economic resources, the City shall endeavor to attain and maintain a minimum Engine and Ladder Company complement of three full-time employees. The Fire Department shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that other duties assigned to unit members, including but not limited to Fire Department sponsored training, special projects, or incidental duties shall be scheduled so as not to conflict with the intent of this section.
Manteca is avoiding over $520,000 in costs while upgrading the city's water system. It is being done with a combination of putting projects out to bid in an extremely competitive climate for construction work as well as thinking a bit out of the box. The most high-profile cost savings is Manteca's water tower on Wetmore Street. State law required the city to determine whether it was safe to withstand a major earthquake. Several years ago ...
Councilwoman Debby Moorhead has heard the grumblings. Not a lot of people are happy about a decision to switch Manteca's official Fourth of July celebration to July 3 in a bid to avoid the City of Manteca paying public safety workers plus other municipal support staff such as street crews overtime and holiday pay as they struggle with an $11.3 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that starts in 21 days. That's why in ...
"Hotel California" was playing on the Escape's CD stereo as I turned down Yosemite Avenue headed for Staples Sunday with my 16-year-old granddaughter Ashley riding shotgun.
Two men who personify community service – Les Thomas and Jack Snyder – were presented the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's highest honors during the 86th annual installation and awards dinner.
Austin Road Business Park could emerge as the top concentration of non-public sector employment for Ripon residents.
Dick Durham knows that the $75 it cost for a ticket to Wednesday's 34th annual Holiday Affair staged by the Manteca Soroptimists is well spent.
A commitment letter could set the stage for the creation of 9,134 more jobs to chip away at Manteca's 10.1 percent unemployment rate.
The time may come when we refer to the good old days as when leaf blowers and cranked up music at parties along with buzzing flies were the most annoying sounds in our neighborhoods.
Richard Silverman is seeking one of two Manteca City Council seats up for grabs in November 2014.
Members of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) Rapid Response Team are the unsung heroes of the effort to keep the homeless warm during the recent string of freezing overnight temperatures.
Everyone who can makes an effort to remember less fortunate kids at Christmas who would otherwise go without gifts by donating toys and clothing to various collection efforts.
HANFORD - Dairy farmers in these parts – and the rest of California for that matter – do not operate in a fantasy world.
It's freezing at night but still people let their lawn sprinklers go creating major safety hazards on sidewalks and elsewhere.
Raymus Homes: The Next Generation is moving forward with Oleander Estates west of South Union Road and straddling Woodward Avenue.
The California Alliance for Retired Americans is conducting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center at South Main Street and Moffat Boulevard regarding what they refer to as "cuts and closures at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center".
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"