Steve Pinkerton still lives in Stockton some 15 months after taking over as Manteca's city manager.
The State of California could nickel and dime cities such as Manteca if not to death then at least make them hemorrhage more financially.
Manteca's unemployment picture – as well as that of every other community in San Joaquin County – bucked the statewide trend for the second straight month in September as more people went back to work.
It makes no sense at all.
An archeologist centuries from now digging into landfills may find the remnants of the junk mail delivered to Manteca households during a typical month in 2009.
Fifty-eight more homes – including 40 being touted as Manteca's first workforce housing neighborhood – are being presented to the City Council Tuesday for initial approval and annexation by declared Manteca mayoral candidate Ben Cantu.
The $2.2 million Manteca Golf Course Clubhouse – dubbed the Taj Mahal by critics when the project moved forward in the early 1990s – will be the city's free and clear in 2010.
Kids and parents alike can get a free taste of what the Boys & Girls Club is all about during the Lights after School Event this Thursday, Oct, 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The biggest municipal budget decrease since the Great Depression is before the Manteca City Council Tuesday night for adoption.
Manteca Police's 12 officers who were laid off Saturday as the result of the city's budget crisis will be compensated if they are called into court to testify on cases that they investigated.
It's trash to you but to criminals it is a gold mine.
Adopting the employment contracts entered into for five years in 2006 with Manteca's municipal employee groups were – for the most part – sound judgment at the time.
Fifteen years ago, the average home on the resale market in Manteca closed escrow at $125,000. It was $390,000 in 2005. The market peaked at $413,000 in 2006. Today the average closing price in the Manteca resale market is $178,044.
Triple time for police, firefighters, and dispatchers who work Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July is one example of how government sector employment conditions differ from much of the private sector.
Listening to the rain dancing on the roof while you're snuggled up in bed is one of life's little pleasures.
So how do the homeless take showers?
Mary Kennedy-Bracken sees a lot of good things in Lathrop's future.
The 30th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair kicks off next week when the carnival starts a five-day run adjacent to the old Best Buy store in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
People, they say, get the government they ask for.
Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.
The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.
Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.
The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.
Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.
Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.
Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.
It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.
Manteca Unified has a big problem.