Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to support an ultimate population base of between 130,000 and 150,000 people.
ACE Forward - the proposed hybrid northern end of the California High Speed Rail to extend service initially from Merced to the Bay Area - has the potential of increasing Altamont Corridor Express ridership 350% to 6 million by 2025.
Developers building 299 homes in Evans Estates south of the 120 Bypass have struck the first deal of its kind in Manteca to assure funding to build schools for future students generated by housing growth.
The purchase of $577,000 of wetlands credits Tuesday by the Manteca City Council clears the way for infrastructure work to start for the much-ballyhooed 210-acre family entertainment zone (FEZ) project envisioned to be anchored by a 500-room hotel, indoor water park, and conference center.
Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his one-time front porch on Yosemite Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on a school day and surveyed what was in front of him.