When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.
The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.
Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.
It is pretty sobering to think that without the bonus bucks collected over the years Manteca today would have either 46 less police officers and firefighters or 75 less parks, streets, and general staff workers.
Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.
Joe Kelley doesn't need a traffic study to know what is happening – traffic is slowly dropping off at Manteca's most notorious intersection for back-ups in the heart of downtown.
There are 957 finished residential lots ready for homes to be built that could generate $633,000 annually to reduce municipal budget gaps.
Manteca suffered a second straight record month of post World War II unemployment in December.
Would you entrust the folks who can't balance a budget, won't make the hard decisions to cut expenses by whittling down bloated bureaucracies, and steal from cities and counties to cover up their own fiscal irresponsibility to take over your health insurance?
Six of the 11 felony crimes that the FBI uses to determine the safety of a community continue to sustain double digit drops in Manteca.
The sale of land adjacent to a water well site is netting $459,000 toward a $5.9 million plan to upgrade and expand Manteca's municipal corporation yards straddling the 100 block of East Wetmore Street.
It wasn't too many years ago that a former Manteca City Council member's mantra was "privatize, privatize, privatize."
Al Fleming Jr. was a cool seventh grade social studies teacher.
More and more owner occupied homes that are not under duress are making their way to market.
Finally there is some relief coming for those first-time buyers battling investors for foreclosures.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.
The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.
It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.
Where's the outrage?
The most loyal contributors to the Turkeys R US campaign - a 17-year-old effort to make sure no family in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop goes without the traditional holiday turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas - are those who know tough times.
Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion said his department will comply with a federal appeals court decision that keeps a lower ruling in place that loosens restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.
PG&E is removing upwards of 36 trees along a greenbelt walking path in east Manteca near Joshua Cowell School.
It was raining Wednesday evening and the sprinklers were going full blast at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley along Atherton Drive.
Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.
After 70 years Manteca's Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is going to finally have a home.
Mayor-elect Steve DeBrum would like to see all options explored to combat scavengers rifling through residential garbage cans looking for junk mail to sell to ID thieves as well as to snag recyclables and leaving trash strewn around on the street in their wake.