B y DENNIS WYATT The Bulletin Longer microphone stems have corrected shortcomings in the new Manteca council chambers' $225,000 high tech upgrade that include an audio component. It means those in the audience as well as those listening at home on Comcast Channel 97 can clearly hear council members, department heads, and the public when they speak. To make it as easy for handicapped individuals to attend a council meeting, though is going to take ...
Most reservoirs in California are dropping to near low record levels this month. That's not the case with Woodward Reservoir.
Oakland has a problem. Well, OK, Oakland has a lot of problems. But one of their problems is about to cost you upwards of $14 every time you buy a mattress. That's because the California Legislature is coming to Oakland's rescue the only way they know by imposing fees on law-abiding citizens. Oakland spends about $500,000 a year collecting more than 5,000 mattresses that are dumped on city streets. The city that has more problems ...
Three times in 29 years out-of-control cars have ended up in Vicky Martin's front yard taking out brickwork around a lamppost near the sidewalk.
I'm not exactly a Luddite. New technology has to prove itself before I'll embrace it. I resisted getting a cell phone for years but within a year of having one I ditched the personal land line. Within months of finally buying an iPad less than two years ago, I gave away my personal computer. And shortly after finally getting an iPhone and actually starting to text, I discovered people half my age who told me ...
I took the grandkids to the movies Saturday. No, I wasn't the Big Powerball winner nor did I inherit a couple million of dollars. That said a movie theater is about the only place you feel you have to fill out a credit application to buy candy. I understand the price of everything goes up. But what cost me 75 cents as a kid in 1963 to see the original "101 Dalmatians" cartoon movie and ...
Manteca's council chambers could get a new look by early 2014. Elected leaders Tuesday are expected to award a bid for $475,300 to bring the chambers up to the latest American Disabilities Act standards. It will involve a major make-over of the floors and the entrances to make sure those in wheelchairs and with other handicaps can easily and safely access the chambers. The slope in the chambers will be eliminated and replaced with a ...
Manteca is working to extend its string of five straight years without an increase in sewer rates.
The cost of burying Manteca's garbage at Forward Inc.'s landfill on North Austin Road won't be increasing.
Great Wolf isn't a slam dunk deal. In fact, the due diligence process to see whether the $200 million proposed water park hotel-resort makes financial sense for Manteca is going to take at least an additional year. City Manager Karen McLaughlin with the concurrence of Whinney Development will ask the Manteca City Council in october for a year's extension for the exclusive negotiating agreement for the city's 30 acres west of Costco for a 400 ...
Manteca's 56 parks run the gamut from the 30-acre Big League Dreams sports complex with six replica Major league baseball fields plus an indoor soccer arena to the 3.7-mile greenbelt park known as the Tidewater that serves as the backbone of a citywide separated bike path system.
The Winchester Mystery House is much more apropos to house California's Department of Education rather than the nondescript box marring the Capitol Mall in Sacramento.
Those who use a lot of electricity running air conditioning have essentially been subsidizing those who use smaller amounts of power for the past 12 years.
What is worse: Bullying or spying? It is never fun to be the subject of bullying. Take it from someone who was taunted from time-to-time in school with endearing words such as "fatso," "four-eyes," and "klutz" accompanied by shoving and laughing. Being bullied was much better than if I had been subjected to my personal conversations with friends being monitored 24/7 year round by school district personnel doing so because they were concerned about student ...
If California snaps the current dry trend and has average snowpack and rainfall in the water year starting Oct. 1 it won't break the back of the current water crisis.
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.
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Attending Manteca City Council meetings is about to become easier for handicapped residents.
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