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.
Manteca landed the Ford Motor Company's small parts distribution center in Spreckels Park thanks to the San Joaquin Partnership.
Manteca creates neighborhoods designed for single family homes. You buy a home in such a neighborhood with the expectation that they will be used as a home for one family or an extended family. Then one day a home sells. Within a few days five different couples or individuals move in. What's going on? Some believe an investor may have bought the home and has converted it into a boarding house. In this example – ...
Manteca Unified is in the middle of a budget crisis of what could be described as biblical proportions yet the folks at 2271 West Louise Avenue are crafting plans to spend money to put in a baseball field.
Manteca Recreation's popular summer day camp starts Monday. The series of nine one-week camps are the summer answer to after school programs. They allow parents who need a full-day of child care for kids from 5 to 12 years or for someone who is looking for six hours or less. There is even a single day charge for those who need to drop off their kids occasionally. The first and ninth weeks – June 8-12 ...
General Motors bankruptcy filing has cost Manteca its Chevrolet dealership. Workers at Sexton Chevrolet were notified in an 8 a.m. staff meeting Friday that GM pulled the plug on the franchise. By mid-afternoon, the entire inventory of the Spreckels Avenue dealership had been loaded up on auto transports and hauled away. Manteca Auto Plaza owner Mike Peters had been trying to buy the dealership and had been managing it for the past few months. It ...
There was a time closing Lathrop High and shuttering New Haven and Nile Garden schools could have saved Manteca Unified over $2 million.
"The first five minutes are critical for what happens in the next five hours in a fire. (It is the same principle as) the next five months and how they impact the next five years." – Franco Torrice, Manteca firefighter
Next year's senior class will have a different academic experience when they return to classes in August than those from Sierra and East Union high schools who are receiving their diplomas tonight.
Three years ago $399,000 wouldn't even buy you a 50-year-old house in Manteca with 1,000 square feet on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
Lathrop School is on to something. Under the leadership of Principal David Silveira, the school quietly jettisoned evening graduation ceremonies and replaced it with promotion ceremonies during the school day for those eighth graders who passed the muster to advance to high school. The low-key and inexpensive approach had several nice touches including a promotion breakfast as well as a chance for those advancing to go to lunch with their parents to celebrate before returning ...
Horse lovers – or those who like the idea of country solitude with stunning views from a home on 10.7 acres complete with a large pond – have an opportunity to buy real country property for $399,000.
Back when I was still driving a 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer I was irked one year to discover my DMV renewal said I had to have a more expensive smog check done.
There is no garbage collection in Manteca on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
California is catching up with San Joaquin County.
There's no nice way to say this.
The opening of the Big League Dreams softball complex six years ago and the shifting of city league softball to that municipal-owned venue drastically reduced the use of the lighted Morezone Field on Center Street just south of the golf course.
Woodward Estates and its proposed 77 single family home lots southwest of Union Road and Woodward Avenue had all the makings of a ho-hum affair when it advanced to the Manteca City Council.
Some call it the miracle on Main Street.
William "Bill" Todd completed his final shift Wednesday as a City of Manteca firefighter.
Registered nurses from Northern California Kaiser facilities will march to Kaiser headquarters to protest the closure of Kaiser Hayward's pediatrics unit, a reduction in services at Kaiser Manteca and other service reductions today at 11:30 a.m.
The deadline for the Almond Blossom Queen/Miss Ripon Competition is 4 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 20). Applicants must be a junior or senior in high school, between the ages of 16-19, and a Ripon resident. The application is available online at http://bit.ly/1bkbXXy, from the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, and from the local Ripon high schools.
Manteca's city leaders have 642,000 reasons why they want to keep Comcast customers happy.
Comcast's Manteca office has been closed for 21 days.
I spend anywhere from $80 to $120 a week at Target now that I do a good chunk of my grocery shopping there.
Car stolen? You might be able to thank Justice Anthony Kennedy.
A broken wire for a cable box means one Manteca senior citizen can no longer simply drive to central Manteca and have the problem addressed by a Comcast representative.