Santa Barbara is burning.
Crivello Estates - a planned semi-custom neighborhood of 65 homes in East Manteca - is being designed to avoid Vasconcellos Avenue from being turned into a thoroughfare.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's threat to seize more property tax from California cities and counties should Proposition 1A not pass in the May 19 special election could cost the City of Manteca between $1 million and $2 million.
Shortly after I turned 18 I got my first two credit cards from Mervyn's and Chevron.
Felony crimes dropped almost 11 percent in Manteca during March.
Has Manteca's crime rate gone down because some of the "right" people are losing their homes?
There is only a large enough supply of homes Manteca to satisfy the current buying pace of 121 homes a month for the next six weeks.
A court decision last week improved Manteca's budget outlook and made the state's woes – and that of local school districts - a bit bleaker.
Fleener Richards – a vocal critic of City Hall – believes for his money the Manteca City Council might be better off gambling with $89,000 instead of hiring a lobbying firm to press for federal stimulus funds.
Weeping willows take on more water than the Titanic.
Non-native minnows so small that you can literally see through them almost sent Manteca's monthly wastewater treatment bills up to $100 per household.
You've been warned. Manteca's weed cops hit the streets on May 15.
Where else do you celebrate the "Best of Manteca" except in the business that literally put the Mann-teee -kaa! in Manteca – Manteca Trailer & RV.
Some people abide by the 10-second rule. Personally, mine is more like 30 seconds.
Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.
The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.
There's another traffic signal going up in Manteca.
Water Manteca residents send down the drain could one day help irrigate South County crops.
Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.
Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?
Cruella and Dante are dogs.
Some new urban neighborhoods embrace alleys.
It's not 1918 anymore.
The debate over trains irritates me.
One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.
Keeping Manteca green may take a little gray as in graywater.
There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free mine-resistant protected (MRAP) for that matter.
The Manteca City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Manteca Senior Advisory Committee.
The Easter Bunny needs some help.