Sewer gas, the sun's rays, and the power of water are being combined in a package deal to land federal stimulus funds being awarded for renewable energy projects.
The City of Manteca is getting closer to having two code enforcement officers.
How did Manteca Unified get in its present financial predicament that some contend is worse than neighboring school districts?
The last time South San Joaquin Irrigation District met to formally air its plans to enter the retail power business, a large contingent of PG&E employees and retirees showed up prompting a move to a nearby church sanctuary.
Days when municipal utility bills are due – including the absolute last day to pay on delinquent bills to avoid a shut off of water service – lines often snake outside the Finance Department at the Manteca Civic Center and down the sidewalk.
Much ado is being made of the United States infant mortality rate in the crisis du jour debate involving health care.
Manteca may pay Anderson 209 BMX Race Team $7,500 for the first year to maintain the city's new yet-to-open BMX track.
Sixty days ago Manteca civic leaders agreed to give Club Leon's new owner time to correct a long list of problems and concerns.
I will never get used to people using Blue Tooth. I realized this a few months ago as I was jogging down Woodward Avenue. About a block away was a young man standing on the edge of the sidewalk wildly waving his arms about. There was no one around save for an occasional passing car. As I got closer he started pacing back and forth while his hand movements became more erratic. I was getting ...
In a twist of irony some people working full-time and who are making less than $31,000 a year can afford to buy a home in Manteca for less than they can afford to rent it.
Think you've got the right stuff to make the best scarecrow in Manteca? The Sunrise Kiwanis will give you a chance to find out as they are sponsoring the "Build a Scarecrow" contest to mark the 25th edition of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair. The Pumpkin Fair takes place Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, in downtown Manteca. The contest is open to children ages 5 to 18 who attend school in Manteca. They are ...
Uncle Sam is turning into the relative who undermines good parenting by lavishing kids with expensive gifts, giving them candy before dinner and letting them stay up until all hours of the night and ignore basic disciplines like doing you homework and chores.
Manteca Police officers are being asked to forgo raises for the next two years, forfeit $1,000 in annual clothing allowances, plus pay an additional 5 percent toward their retirement.
Two "cover models" - Manteca Fire Captain David Marques and Manteca Firefighter John Viss - have agreed to volunteer to help the Manteca Boys & Girls Club raise funds to keep the doors open during the current tough economic times to serve 1,500 kids.
The decision to cut home-to-school busing inside a 1.25-mile radius for elementary students and a 2.5-mile radius for high school students around Manteca Unified campuses was clear in terms of who gets a ride and who doesn't.
A crosswalk with flashing beacons on each side of the street to alert motorists there may be pedestrians will be installed later this year on Cottage Avenue at Brookdale Way.
Here's a little nugget for those embroiled in the debate over gun control: Young men kill.
What could Manteca do with an extra $1.8 million?
Is the plan PG&E proof?
It cost just under $30,000 in 1924 to build Manteca's original brick two-story city hall that still stands across from the downtown Library Park.
The speed limit on Cottage Avenue is going to go up by a third.
Jack Miller - a coach and teacher lauded for his "pay-it-forward attitude" - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Ripon's elected leaders may vote to take a stand for the third time since 2008 on South San Joaquin Irrigation District's effort to lower power rates in the community by 15 percent.
Moffat Boulevard between Austin Road and Woodward Avenue will be widened to four lanes under a $2.6 million plan to secure employment centers in the first phase of the 1,050-acre Austin Road Business Park. Ramps at the Austin Road and Highway 99 interchange would be widened including allowing the southbound off ramp to 99 to have two left turn lanes and a right turn lane. There would also be traffic signals at the off ramps. ...
Pundits - and editorial cartoonists - are having a field day over Congress' decision to restore funding for air traffic controllers while letting programs such as Headstart for low-income kids and Meals on Wheels for shut-in senior citizens take federal budget hits.
Bill and Lucille Harris - champions in the tort reform movement, astute business people, and supporters of education - are being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame. Other members of the Class of 2013 are Jack Miller, athletics; Mike Henry, education; George Abdullah, Government; Greg Leland, education; Karl Konrad Wolf, health care; Randy Ernest Albertsen, athletics; and David Bricker, community service. Bill (who has passed away) and Lucille Harris were nominated for induction in ...
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has what much of California wants - water. Many urban water agencies and rural irrigation districts in the Golden State are clamoring for more water on the heels of this week's announcement that the Sierra snowpack is only at 17 percent of normal levels. The Sierra snowpack is essentially the state's largest water reservoir covering almost 40 percent of California's needs. "The phone has been ringing off the hook," noted ...
Downtown Manteca's transit station is on target for completion in June. Now all the station needs is Altamont Commuter Express passenger train service. And the earliest that could happen is 2018. "It (2018) is a pretty aggressive target," noted Stacey Mortensen, executive director for the San Joaquin Rail Commission. Mortensen said establishment of a target date was key to get those involved with the effort focused on the goal. She added Stanislaus County securing their ...
People need to stop having heart palpations over Cinco de Mayo celebrations.