Editor's note: This is the third of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."
Sacramento made it clear to Manteca: Pay back a $1.7 million redevelopment agency loan now or risk having local sales and property taxes seized.
Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
God and country. The mere mention of the two words together – or even separately – in some corners of our society will get the eyes rolling and cynicism flowing. If Mike Dillman has anything to say about it, that won't happen here. Dillman is pastor of The Place of Refuge. He is also a Vietnam War veteran. He also believes in America. He's a die-in-the-wool, true blue American who is proud of his service ...
Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Editor's note: This is the first of a six-part series taking a look back at Manteca's first 95 years as an incorporated city. Voters approved incorporation on May 28, 1918.
Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order. Ask Martha Stewart. But if the government lies to you, oh well. The protected status of government lies is being showcased by the liars in the Internal Revenue Service. It is bad enough they want you to believe targeting specific groups wasn't politically motivated just because some high ranking party official didn't sic the IRS henchmen on the tea party, conservative groups ...
By DENNIS WYATT The Bulletin Manteca Fire's 100-foot aerial platform fire truck will be housed at the Powers Avenue station once the fourth station now being built on Lathrop Road west of Union Road is completed in September. It is part of a strategy to further enhance the effectiveness of Manteca's firefighting resources. "There is less grass fires handled by (the Powers) station plus it is closer to downtown and still close to the freeways," ...
Get ready for the invasion of the Barneys. You won't be able to miss them. They will have an annoying presence sticking out like a sore thumb wearing Google Glasses. They will make other Barneys from the purple dinosaur to Barney Google with the goo-goo-goo-ga-ly eyes seem much less annoying in comparison. Google Glass isn't technology that luddites would rail about. It's not putting anyone out of work. If anything it'll probably create a small ...
Nearly 100 acres of city-owned wastewater treatment plant land could end up as the premier family entertainment hub for the Northern San Joaquin Valley while tapping into the Bay Area market as well.
Dear graduates: You are naturally going to think you are the greatest generation ever to walk the earth and that you will have all the answers, while being scared at the same time. And before the night is over, someone is going to tell you "welcome to the real world." Just smile and ignore them. You have been in the real world. It's just now you're going to find out how things such as an ...
Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop could become more than just neighboring communities at least when it comes to wastewater.
A handful of kids are going to get a chance to think out of the box when it comes to perceptions about the homeless.
It was the white lie of the last decade. Bonus bucks - paid by developers to guarantee sewer allocations over multiple years - were talked up to the community as a way for growth to pay for amenities that otherwise Manteca would not have. For the most part that happened. Manteca got soccer lights for Woodward Park, about half the cost of the Union Road fire station covered, the skate park, Tidewater traffic signals, and ...
So you have no problem with government data mining.
Get ready for a new McMansion Era in Manteca.
Did you feel the earth shift earlier this month?
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could become saltier if the state builds the two massive diversion tunnels Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed to supply water to the Central Valley and Southern California. And if that occurs, it could lay waste to $560 million of San Joaquin County's annual farm production of $2.2 billion. Water with high salt content ultimately renders soil toxic to Delta farm crops. Once fertile soil laden with salts - either intentionally or ...
PG&E wants you to pay just under $12 more a month to upgrade its natural gas and eclectic distribution systems to enhance reliability and safety.
"There is no such thing as an unsafe road."
The Manteca economy gets a big kick start every time the Manteca Futbol Club hosts a major soccer tournament.
Manteca firefighters who will staff the new fire station on Lathrop Road when it is completed later this year may not have far to go to reach some accidents.
Finally, the heat is on.
Manteca's municipal leaders don't want to make a deadly mistake.
The California Profits Upkeep Commission - formerly known as the California Public Utilities Commission - continues to do what it does best which is protecting PG&E's profits.
Is panhandling becoming too aggressive in Manteca?
"We must have the trust of the American taxpayer. Unfortunately, that trust has been broken." - Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel
There was no Union Road interchange 20 years ago on the 120 Bypass.
The Library Park interactive water feature is back up and running just in time for the opening this afternoon of this summer's Downtown Manteca Certified Farmers' Market.