A household with two full-time workers each making minimum wage - $8 an hour – could afford to buy a $115,000 home if they have no other debt load and have the means to come up with $6,000 or so for down payment and closing costs.
They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.
Jo-Ann's Fabrics is opening in the Stadium Retail Center this spring.
Manteca is now chipping away at a $1 million deficit projected for the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.
Turkeys R Us needs another $2,800 by Friday to make sure the 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop that they helped at Thanksgiving will also have a Christmas meal.
Late pledges have pushed the 2009 Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon total to $100,391.
Getting people back to work is job one for the Manteca City Council.
As a kid, I thought it was just weird.
Manteca may ask Uncle Sam for $9.5 million.
It pains Mike Mallory to know that there are kids out there who have narrowed down their gift wish list to simply food this year and that they may still go without nourishment on Christmas save for perhaps basic macaroni and cheese.
Now here's a novel way to prevent the University of California from incurring more costs that in turn impact what students pay for tuition – damage buildings.
Manteca is about to officially admit flooding from the San Joaquin and Stanislaus rivers is a potential problem for some municipal residents.
A few simple signs are going to save truckers a bundle in fines.
It doesn't make sense.
It will cost more Jan. 1 to flush your toilet and to turn on a light switch.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District's drive to reduce electricity rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is on pause until mid-January.
It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.
If your garbage is collected on Thursday and Friday normally in Manteca, it won't happen for the next two weeks.
Vinyl records are supposedly making a comeback of sorts.
Any group has "the right" to open a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca as long as they do so in a general commercial zone.
The biggest threat to Manteca and Lathrop: Flood or drought?
Road work on Louise Avenue may take a little longer than expected.
The spiffy look that newly seated Councilman Mike Morowit sported at Tuesday's meeting didn't go unnoticed by Leonard Smith.
Vince Hernandez is back in the saddle.
The parents are frustrated.
Manteca could have a new councilman tonight.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Manteca as well as downtown Ripon within five years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Forty-three days have passed since the resounding no confidence vote on the Manteca Unified School District board and they still don't get it.
Manteca Police are playing Santa once again for needy kids as they've done for years.
Rains may pound the Central Valley and Bay Area relentlessly but it won't help much if rain and heavy snow doesn't fall in the Sierra.