The last time South San Joaquin Irrigation District met to formally air its plans to enter the retail power business, a large contingent of PG&E employees and retirees showed up prompting a move to a nearby church sanctuary.
Days when municipal utility bills are due – including the absolute last day to pay on delinquent bills to avoid a shut off of water service – lines often snake outside the Finance Department at the Manteca Civic Center and down the sidewalk.
Much ado is being made of the United States infant mortality rate in the crisis du jour debate involving health care.
Manteca may pay Anderson 209 BMX Race Team $7,500 for the first year to maintain the city's new yet-to-open BMX track.
Sixty days ago Manteca civic leaders agreed to give Club Leon's new owner time to correct a long list of problems and concerns.
I will never get used to people using Blue Tooth.
In a twist of irony some people working full-time and who are making less than $31,000 a year can afford to buy a home in Manteca for less than they can afford to rent it.
Think you've got the right stuff to make the best scarecrow in Manteca?
Uncle Sam is turning into the relative who undermines good parenting by lavishing kids with expensive gifts, giving them candy before dinner and letting them stay up until all hours of the night and ignore basic disciplines like doing you homework and chores.
Manteca Police officers are being asked to forgo raises for the next two years, forfeit $1,000 in annual clothing allowances, plus pay an additional 5 percent toward their retirement.
Two "cover models" - Manteca Fire Captain David Marques and Manteca Firefighter John Viss - have agreed to volunteer to help the Manteca Boys & Girls Club raise funds to keep the doors open during the current tough economic times to serve 1,500 kids.
The decision to cut home-to-school busing inside a 1.25-mile radius for elementary students and a 2.5-mile radius for high school students around Manteca Unified campuses was clear in terms of who gets a ride and who doesn't.
Out-of-town motorists who get into accidents in Manteca may soon pay as much as $2,100 depending upon the severity of the crash and the response required from the Manteca Fire Department.
If you're like most Californians and still have a job you probably haven't gotten a raise in the last year.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
You can go jump into the lake today.
The homeowner was miffed.
There are various yardsticks to judge a neighborhood before you buy - the overall cleanliness, low crime rates, and amenities such as plenty of walking paths.
Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.
The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.
Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?
Cruella and Dante are dogs.
Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.
It's not 1918 anymore.
The debate over trains irritates me.
One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.
Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.