I drove to Lodi Saturday without having to go through government checkpoints.
It is high noon and you're enjoying a picnic beneath a shade structure at Woodward Park.
Two out of five people who have died on Manteca's streets in traffic accidents between 2005 and 2007 did so as a direct result of a motorist drinking.
Passing gas could one day become a criminal act.
Wendy Benavides has a bright idea.
Thank goodness the current California Legislature wasn't around during the Great Depression.
By DENNIS WYATT
Much hullabaloo has been made over California's 90-day foreclosure moratorium that went into effect June 15.
Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.
Manteca's bottom line for the fiscal year starting July is simple: Make 2002 revenue levels work even though the city now has 12,000 more residents than it did seven years ago.
Four different contractors deploy at least a dozen people in any given week to work on the 30-plus landscape maintenance district (LMD) that cost homeowners collectively close to $1 million a year.
The latest state move to raid money from cities could leave Manteca riddled with pot holes and deteriorating pavement as well as virtually no money left to maintain a streets maintenance crew that handles everything from flooded streets and buckled sidewalks to rough asphalt.
Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.
Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.
The party's over.
What could end up being Manteca's most high profile sign has been in limbo for three years.
This could shape up as a big year for home building in Manteca.
Southern Californians have a tendency to have a smug attitude toward water.
John Harris can hear the trains a comin' and that is not necessarily a good thing.
Future community facilities districts for new neighborhoods built in Manteca could tax those that buy homes for the cost of police and fire services among with other municipal amenities.
Get ready for another new food option in Manteca - Dunkin' Donuts.
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Ron Burns did not grow up to become a mass murderer.
Ninety years ago the American Disabilities Act wasn't around.
If January is a precursor for how 2014 with turn out then major crime will drop significantly in Manteca.
Peggy Miller is retiring from the City of Manteca after 26 years and seven months on the job.
Flying to Phoenix?
Meanwhile 20 miles away at the Modesto City-County Airport Modesto boosters are working to land a major airline connecting non-stop service between Modesto and Los Angeles.
Manteca is in the hunt for the next Amazon.
Are the times changing in San Joaquin County when it comes to the ease of obtaining a concealed weapons permit?