There are two scams you need to look out for if you're a homeowner looking to reduce property taxes or someone trying to stay above water. One is trying to get you to fork over $179 to have your property taxes lowered and the others are popping up since President Obama's administration unveiled Wednesday how they are going to help homeowners who are current but are struggling to make mortgage payments.
Manteca's tallest building yet in terms of multiple floors – the four-story Hampton Inn & Suites – is breaking ground at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley/Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca.
A permit fee as high as $600 per organization selling fireworks is being floated as one way the Manteca Fire Department could raise revenue to help cover a looming gap in the 2009-10 fiscal year municipal budget.
A Memorial Day weekend event honoring those who gave their all serving America is expected to draw thousands from throughout Northern California to Manteca.
Manteca's municipal workers are shouldering much of the weight of declining revenues triggered by the mortgage meltdown by voluntarily taking a temporary pay cut as well as shouldering an even bigger workload.
Manteca is being invaded by green men Saturday. They're not Martians, though. They are actors playing "Green Men" at the Synergy/Annual Small Group Conference hosted by Crossroads Grace Community Church, 1505 Moffat Blvd. The Green Man Group – a take-off on the Blue Man Group – are being used to demonstrate what a person attending a small church study group feels like when they aren't taken into the group and before they become part of ...
One of my earliest memories is repeatedly running into things as a kid. Part of it had to do with the fact I'm a klutz – and still am to a large degree. After one particularly nasty hit where I clipped the railing to the back stairs of our home in Roseville, neighbor Catherine Gates who was also a teacher suggested I might have a vision problem. That ended up being a slight understatement. Both ...
Call it a vote of confidence in Manteca's future. Councilman Vince Hernandez and Councilwoman Debby Moorhead reversed their previous stance against proceeding with $430,000 in improvements to create a one-stop permit center citing research they've done that shows it will be cost effective, put Manteca on the right track toward streamlining the permit process, and won't reduce services elsewhere as the city grapples with an impending budget deficit. "We need to look at (it as) ...
Subsidized tax rides in Manteca for seniors and the disabled are returning on a limited basis starting July 1.
I had penned a column rallying against a proposal by key Democrats to undo Proposition 13. It was early 1985 and I was working for The Press-Tribune in Roseville. The call I got the next day from a reader who accused me of being a "ditto head" and thinking whatever Rush Limbaugh told me to think. There was just one problem with the charge. I had never listened to Rush Limbaugh who had just got ...
Why should stray or unwanted dogs in Manteca have a shorter lifespan because elected-officials in Lathrop like to chow down on taxpayer financed shrimp cocktail before the start of their council meetings?
South County farmers and cities served by South San Joaquin Irrigation District don't have to worry about whether they will have water to grow crops and keep lawns green.
Thirty-five months ago only 4.8 percent of the people working and living in San Joaquin County could afford to buy a home here.
If you have an alarm and you don't have a free city permit it is going to cost you $200 if it goes off and Manteca Police respond after July 1.
Austin Road Business Park – a 1,050-acre project that could yield as many as 13,000 jobs – is dependent on a new $110 million interchange on Highway 99 for full build out.
A commitment letter could set the stage for the creation of 9,134 more jobs to chip away at Manteca's 10.1 percent unemployment rate.
The time may come when we refer to the good old days as when leaf blowers and cranked up music at parties along with buzzing flies were the most annoying sounds in our neighborhoods.
Richard Silverman is seeking one of two Manteca City Council seats up for grabs in November 2014.
Members of the Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) Rapid Response Team are the unsung heroes of the effort to keep the homeless warm during the recent string of freezing overnight temperatures.
Everyone who can makes an effort to remember less fortunate kids at Christmas who would otherwise go without gifts by donating toys and clothing to various collection efforts.
HANFORD - Dairy farmers in these parts – and the rest of California for that matter – do not operate in a fantasy world.
It's freezing at night but still people let their lawn sprinklers go creating major safety hazards on sidewalks and elsewhere.
Raymus Homes: The Next Generation is moving forward with Oleander Estates west of South Union Road and straddling Woodward Avenue.
The California Alliance for Retired Americans is conducting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center at South Main Street and Moffat Boulevard regarding what they refer to as "cuts and closures at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center".
The nice thing about the 3.7 million water tank going up on Atherton Drive is that you won't see much of it.
A private lodging tax is the linchpin that financial experts believe is crucial for a complex deal to secure a 500-room Great Wolf Resort Lodge to make sense for the City of Manteca.
It's the $75 ticket that keeps on giving.
"Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more." - from Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon"
Uncle Sam could put up $3 million to help finance public improvements in the Austin Road Business Park.
Frosty the Snowman would be right at home at this evening's 41st annual Downtown Manteca Twilight Christmas Parade.