It is high noon and you're enjoying a picnic beneath a shade structure at Woodward Park.
Two out of five people who have died on Manteca's streets in traffic accidents between 2005 and 2007 did so as a direct result of a motorist drinking.
Passing gas could one day become a criminal act.
Wendy Benavides has a bright idea.
Thank goodness the current California Legislature wasn't around during the Great Depression.
By DENNIS WYATT
Much hullabaloo has been made over California's 90-day foreclosure moratorium that went into effect June 15.
Manteca's elected leaders are having a cow over a Stockton City Council member nominated to serve on the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.
Manteca's bottom line for the fiscal year starting July is simple: Make 2002 revenue levels work even though the city now has 12,000 more residents than it did seven years ago.
Four different contractors deploy at least a dozen people in any given week to work on the 30-plus landscape maintenance district (LMD) that cost homeowners collectively close to $1 million a year.
The latest state move to raid money from cities could leave Manteca riddled with pot holes and deteriorating pavement as well as virtually no money left to maintain a streets maintenance crew that handles everything from flooded streets and buckled sidewalks to rough asphalt.
Surrounding business owners don't appreciate the public intoxication, public urination, and the trash.
Manteca Parks and Recreation is offering standard week-day group swimming sessions plus Saturday lessons as well as private lessons.
The party's over.
The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him.
Forty-one struggling families in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop will have turkeys on their table this Thanksgiving and Christmas thanks to second graders at Great Valley Academy.
My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.
The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.
Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.
Seventeen years ago Sue Teunissen and Gail Fletcher couldn't stand the thought of their families sitting down to a table overflowing with traditional holiday food on Thanksgiving knowing neighbors and others in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop were going without.
I am a PG&E stockholder.
Donations are the lifeblood of the Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club.
Phil Waterford knows the Boys & Girls Club can make a difference in the life of a youth.
Just how big of a deal is the donation of $12 to buy a turkey for a struggling family?
It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.
The biggest price rebound for housing in the Manteca market is also still the most affordable - the Cherry Lane Condos along Union Road.
Manteca's municipal offices are closed next week.
Cecily Ballungay has a plan to reduce the ranks of homeless in Manteca.
It's the quintessential Manteca dog house.
Where's the outrage?