Let me tell you How it will be. There's one for you, Nineteen for me, 'Cause I'm the taxman. Yeah, I'm the taxman. Should five percent Appear too small, Be thankful I don't Take it all. 'Cause I'm the taxman. Yeah, I'm the taxman. If you drive a car, I'll tax the street. If you drive to city, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat. If you take a ...
If you run a day care or a business with state-mandated fire inspections it doesn't cost you a cent today for the services of City of Manteca firefighters.
Developing Manteca's strategies for encouraging affordable housing is the end goal of a workshop this Thursday.
I drive a Ford. That must irritate those who are using this economic mess to push for the government seizing control of American corporations. While the powers-that-be in DC run around saying GM and Chrysler got themselves into this mess – and Ford to a lesser degree – by turning out gas hogs they've got it all wrong. The real reasons are the fully loaded Cadillac Escalade version of health benefits that cost GM over ...
Three Manteca City Council members are trekking to Washington, D.C., next month in a bid to snare federal dollars.
It is a miracle, plain and simple. I reached 53 years of age today at 10:10 a.m. It defies all the odds. First there is conception that some put the odds at a million to one for the right sperm to connect with the right egg to start the process of creating the unique individual that each of us is today. Then there is the infant mortality rate. Back in 1956 when I was born, ...
Dropping housing prices are doing little to help financially strapped low-income seniors. That's why Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford – a longtime advocate of subsidized senior housing – is looking forward to the grand opening Monday, April 6, at noon of the 40-unit Almond Court senior housing complex. The apartments at 2030 North Union Road are connected by a central pedestrian walkway to the adjoining 51-unit Almond Terrace that opened in 2004. "There is a great ...
Can you make a difference in an emergency? Volunteers who have taken the six-week City of Manteca's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training know the answer is yes. Manteca CERT crews mobilized during the oppressive heat wave two years ago found an elderly woman in a Manteca mobile home park in the early stages of heat stroke whose life was saved thanks to their assessing the striation and contacting emergency crews. CERT crews have been ...
Mt. Diablo isn't among Mother Nature's highest peaks. Even so, the summit that towers 3,849 feet provides one of the most awe-inspiring views you'll ever see. Sunday's strong breezes cleared the skies to allow you to see one of California's two volcanoes – Mt. Lassen – some 180 miles to the northeast. Between Mt. Diablo and Mt. Lassen lies the vastness of the Sacramento Valley. You can spy the Delta, much of the East Bay, ...
It sounded like a good idea back in the 1990s: Build a massive gravity flow line to ferry wastewater from future development south of the Highway 120 Bypass to the treatment plant to reduce pumping costs.
Want streets patrolled? It takes manpower. Want emergency medical and fire protection service? It takes manpower. Want streets and parks maintained? It takes manpower. Manteca's general fund has 85 percent of its expenses tied up in labor costs which include salary, health benefits, and retirement. Each employee is roughly a $100,000 expense. That includes required federal and state payroll taxes, salary, retirement, and health benefits. The $100,000 figure is an average. Police and firefighters, for ...
Pit bulls and related breeds in Manteca are required by city law to be neutered or spayed. Now city leaders think it is a good idea to make owners of all dogs – with a few notable exceptions – to have their canines fixed. Dog owners and the general public have a chance Monday to say what they think of the plan as well as make suggestions on what the city should or shouldn't do ...
There is a way that the City of Manteca and Manteca Unified School District both could each save well over $100,000 a year without cutting back services or laying off personnel.
Bruce Bentz believes Manteca could pull out of the economic slump a lot quicker if City Hall was more nimble.
Oakland – the Detroit of the West – is once again going through self-examination. It is a never-ending story: poverty, blight and crime. Ron Dellums, a brilliant liberal ex-congressman, is now mayor and has the appearance of a deer caught in the headlights. It's a different world being a big city mayor as opposed to serving in Congress. The garbage has to be picked up. The streets have to be safe. Being mayor isn't policy ...
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Editor's note: This column first appeared on Dec. 22, 2002.
Is there a Santa Claus?
Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
Editor's note: This column first appeared on May 11, 2003
It took America less time to beat back the Axis Powers in World War II than it has a low-profile bureaucracy to process an application aimed at putting in place 15 percent lower electricity rates throughout Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.
Editor's Note: This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002
Debby Moorhead is ending a nearly 10-year stint as the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive Officer.
Remember the good old days?
Not everyone thinks spending $30,000 for a "high visibility" crosswalk on Woodward Avenue at Buena Vista Drive is a wise move.
Folks in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop counted their blessings and then shared them with the less fortunate.
Before I met Robbie - a lanky, shy sixth grader who attended Sequoia School - I did things like raise money for the Boys & Girls Club because I thought it made sense. It was the right thing to do. It made me feel good. That type of thing.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District may take water conservation to the next level.