Faith in ourselves and not a magic $3 trillion pill is going to help pull our neighbors and communities out of the downward spiral caused by those who enthusiastically answered the siren song of the seven deadly sins.
Barring a series of Sierra blizzards of Biblical proportions, the watershed that supplies water for South County farms and cities will face its third skimpiest yield in the past 113 years.
In the clearest sign yet that the resale housing market is at or near bottom there are now 309 homes either sold or pending so far in 2009 with a median price hovering around $179,650.
The City of Manteca wants to be pro-business. They want to be accountable. They want to be transparent. And they also want to promote affordable housing.
Billionaire hotel heiress Leona Helmsley once bragged "only the little people pay taxes."
Debby Moorhead is upbeat about Manteca's future. It might not be what you'd expect from someone who took office right as the Manteca City Council started looking in earnest at ways to chip away at a projected $11.3 million deficit that will develop in the next fiscal year starting July 1 if revenue and spending patterns in place in December aren't changed. The way Moorhead sees it is that Manteca is in a much better ...
Virginia Garrett was my freshman literature and senior English teacher in high school. She also was the drama advisor who surprised the world by making me the lead in the senior class production of Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water." Not only could people clearly hear me as well as the fact she actually got me to speak slower than my usual Fed-Ex spokesman delivery, but she succeeded somewhat in teaching me how to act. ...
Manteca new home builders got off to a big start in 2009 – big as in house sizes. There were 15 new single family homes started in January compared to 13 in the same month in January of 2008. The real big news, though, was in the size of the homes. The average home started so far this year in Manteca has 3,303 square feet compared to 2,099 square feet in January 2008. That's 55 ...
Bolinas – a rustic oceanside Marin County enclave – is the poster town for the looming California water crisis.
Manteca's most visible salute to those who built and served America – presidents, labor, and soldiers – starts its seventh year on Feb. 16.
The lull in the economy is giving established Manteca retail and professional concerns the opportunity to move into prime locations.
California's drought is about to hit home. The South San Joaquin Irrigation District board Tuesday may notify the cities of Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy that they are facing the strong possibility of having their 2009 treated water deliveries reduced by 10 percent. If it happens - and SSJID General Manger Jeff Shields warns it is increasing in probability with every passing day without major snow in the Sierra – the cities will be asked to ...
The e-mail was short and sweet. It read, "I'm a Manteca Unified student and it is not fair that we have to go through these cuts." I had to smile. The 15-year-old who sent it had no idea how lucky he really is. I don't mean lucky in that there are teens his age right now across the globe that don't have the opportunity to go to school nor do they have access to computers, ...
Best Buy is opening Feb. 27. JC Penney's doors open March 6. China Express Food-4-Less has just opened its doors. CVS Drug Store, McDonald's, Valero Gas, and Prime Time Car Wash have all submitted building plans to the City of Manteca for new locations at Union and Lathrop roads. Those five new businesses alone represent a $25 million plus vote of confidence in the future of Manteca's economy. It isn't a point lost on Debby ...
Manteca resident Stephen Sangalang favors a $65 per year fee on each of the city's 1,312 residential burglary alarms instead of having Manteca Police switch to verified responses to save manpower costs and free up officers.
Woodward Park is a long way from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Editor's note: This is the fifth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Want to see the future of the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
Frank Ruhstaller and Steve Bestolarides are rallying the troops as California's perennial water wars heat up.
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The toughest job in Manteca might just be the men who are part of the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement unit.
Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."
Sacramento made it clear to Manteca: Pay back a $1.7 million redevelopment agency loan now or risk having local sales and property taxes seized.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
God and country.
Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.
By DENNIS WYATT