Several readers pointed out that not everyone in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon will see their power bills reduced by 15 percent should South San Joaquin Irrigation District displace PG&E as the retail electricity providers.
Just how did we let drugs get such a destructive hold on our communities? Credit denial and running away – the two surefire ways to let the cancer spread. This summer a visitor from North Dakota told of how their community was free of crime except for some meth users but police there had that under control. It was a similar line used about two decades ago by Manteca when it came to gangs and ...
There was one other victim of the aftermath of the Bank of America robbery that left two young families homeless – an elderly landlord.
Manteca has no plans to start euthanizing unclaimed stray pets sooner just to save a few dollars.
Five teens have earned appointment to the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission. The five are Jose Carranza, Heather Herrera, Katie Vaught, Cheraya Williams, and Jena Anderson. There is still one vacancy. For more on the position contact the City Clerk's office at 456-8017. The commission advises the Manteca City Council on youth-related issues plus undertakes a number of projects including junior high dances and helping assist at community events. In the past, elected leaders have called ...
A punk – and there is no other way to describe whoever did it – spray painted "SUR" on my garage door almost two weeks ago.
Dotty Thompson walked up to Wayne DeLaughder – a young man who is father to a week-old son – and quietly placed some cash into his hands.
It was doom and gloom two years ago. Nothing was selling in the Manteca housing resale market. Realtors were happy when collectively more than one home closed escrow in a given week. Buyers were staying away in droves. Median resale prices had reached a nose-bleeding $413,000 or a level that was almost seven times the average household income in Manteca. It didn't really matter for those living and working in Manteca who were still renting ...
The resolution to the dramatic 11-hour stand-off between law enforcement and two armed bank robbery suspects holed up in a South Lincoln Avenue duplex came down to what Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker refers to as the three "T"s – time, talk, and tear gas.
It started as a simple gesture. Susie Beeler wanted to make sure those serving America in the global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan knew they were appreciated. She hatched the idea to collect "things that would make the lives of soldiers more pleasant so far away from home." Thus, "Treats for Our Troops" was born. Now five years and more than 2,000 boxes of treats shipped to area military personnel serving in war ...
Measure M – no pun intended – is saving Manteca's bacon. The extra half cent sales tax we all pay when we shop in town is paying the salaries and benefits of 11 of Manteca's 72 officers. Another two officers are paid with interest from a public safety endowment fund set up with fees paid by new home builders. Should the worse happen – Manteca losing 15 police officers to budget layoffs plus the state ...
Manteca Police officers and employees are digging into their own pockets to help the two families displaced after tear gas was used to end a 12-hour stand-off with bank robbers who busted in and holed up in the duplex they were living in.
They were there during the 12-hour standoff in the aftermath of Thursday's bank robbery directing traffic and assisting Manteca Police with logistics.
Are you a pumpkin carving artist? Just how good are you at turning pumpkins into desserts? You can find out Oct. 3-4 during the Sunrise Kiwanis' 25th annual Manteca Pumpkin Fair. It is part of a street fair complete with free entertainment that is expected to draw up to 30,000 people to downtown Manteca. The carnival returns this year plus there will be a scarecrow contest for Manteca Unified students, a tractor show, free kids ...
The temperatures are still popping up into the 90s yet there are signs that summer is drawing to a close.
Bonus bucks may start flowing again.
She's a single mom in her early 30s. She lives in an old farmhouse in an almond orchard five miles east of Manteca. The closest neighbor is a quarter mile of a way but the trees make it impossible to see their home.
Manteca has bumped Turlock to become the fifth largest city in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
Extended camping – more than one night – in the Wal-Mart parking lot doesn't thrill some Manteca civic leaders.
Ripon added 129 residents during 2012 to make it the third fastest growing city in San Joaquin County.
Judge George Abdallah – who has served as a judge or commissioner since 1987 – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Yosemite National Park is not Disneyland.
Quincy McClain didn't like what was happening in the neighborhood outside the confines of the Southside Christian Church where she serves as pastor.
Randy Ernest Albertsen – who is part of a five-man team holding a World Trapshooting Record – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
The aging RV was parked under a stately tree providing relief from the 90-degree midday heat.
Dave Bricker - who spent 32 years serving and protecting the people of Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Bell bottom pants. Flare-leg pants. Men's rayon tie scarves. Polyester suits.
Three more outlet stores have inked deals to locate in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez confirmed that Craig Realty working with center developers has secured three retailers, that are in the process of preparing to open stores in Manteca before Black Friday. Developer Poag & McEwen has submitted plans to the city to convert at least one of the spaces for the three stores. Hernandez noted the first of the ...
Upward of 30,000 people are expected to converge on Woodward Park in Manteca on May 26 for what military leaders have described as "the biggest Memorial Day Weekend commemoration on the West Coast." The salute to those who have fallen that also serves as a way of thanking those still living who have served America costs nearly $60,000 to stage. The biggest fundraiser is the raffling of two 2013 four-door Ford Fiesta sedans being donated ...
Three more outlet stores have inked deals to locate in The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez confirmed that Craig Realty working with center developers have secured three retailers s that are in the process of preparing to open stores in Manteca before Black Friday. Developer Poag & McEwen has submitted plans to the city to convert at least one of the spaces for the three stores. Hernandez noted the first of ...