The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $13.8 million.
There is a private firm recycling e-waste Oct. 18-19 in the parking lot near Kohl's. I know this because the firm's representatives very nicely have placed signs in both the city and state public right-of-ways. One is in the municipally owned and maintained landscaping at Powers and Yosemite Avenue where the sign covers about a third of the area. The other is on Caltrans territory as you access Highway 99 from Yosemite Avenue. It is ...
The side of the historic Oddfellows building in the heart of downtown Manteca for years listed the names of the 954 Manteca area residents who served in World War II.
Henry Ford is the man. He played a pivotal role in not only making it possible for the working man to become mobile but also for them to be able to afford to buy cars. It was 100 years ago today that the world's first moving assembly line starting producing cars. The mass produced Model T literally sparked an economic, social, and cultural revolution. No longer were the rich the only ones able to afford ...
There he was. Some Steve Jobs wannabe wearing his little watch computer as he surfed the Internet while proclaiming to a KRON-TV reporter that Google Glasses were so yesterday. I didn't catch the name of the conference KRON was covering. It was some technology startup gathering du jour in San Francisco. The guy was boldly predicting everyone would be wearing wrist computers within a year. "These make so much sense," he said. "It helps save ...
After 24 years of planning and investing more than $250 million to create super levees, building a state-of-the-art school, securing water and sewer, establishing a government-owned low-cost electricity service, constructing the first river crossing in more than 50 years River Islands at Lathrop will finally see the first of 10,800 homes built.
We do not have a federal government shutdown. It isn't even a partial shutdown. What we have is a zombie government. True, "essential" services are still humming along and the government is functioning. Your income is being taxed. Warren Buffet is still taking advantage of big fat tax credits his firms lobbied to obtain. And the federal debt is still rising. Uncle Sam is simply in a catatonic state. Just like a zombie he's still ...
At the stroke of midnight Saturday the Stanislaus River Parks are closing. Ranger Norm Winchester with the Army Corps of Engineers will be among personnel locking gates and switching off timers that would have reopened the locks six hours later at nine developed parks from Knights Ferry to the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers west of Ripon and south of Manteca. It means an end to rafting for the duration. There are ...
The big muddy is back. Just ask the Spooner family. Thanks to wind-whipped dirt just more than a half mile away from City of Manteca property they are being forced to daily clean their swimming pool that they refer to as the sand lagoon, close all windows and enjoy almost daily mini-dust storms. As a result their PG&E bill is climbing as they try to live among the dust drifting in from city land on ...
Speaking of sand and dirt, both are now permanent features on the sidewalk on the south side of Yosemite Avenue under the Highway 99 bridge.
Someone apparently has been watching too many Dukes of Hazards reruns. A motorist rolled his vehicle several times when the small pickup he was driving struck a median on Spartan Way near Lathrop High. He ended right side up with flattened tires. That didn't stop him from driving off. Police caught up with him near Harlan Road.
Those getting by with cheap garbage bills by cheating will soon have their ability to use Manteca's green yard waste and blue recycling Toters revoked.
Why does Uncle Sam care more about Detroit than Stockton? The Obama Administration has cobbled together a $325 million bailout of the Motor City using Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) funds. The White House views the Detroit bankruptcy as "an exceptional thing happening during the Obama Administration" according to National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling. So how come Detroit is exceptional and Stockton isn't? Not only are their ills ...
Ashton Lee - a 16-year-old Manteca High student at the vanguard of the successful effort to secure transgender rights in California public schools - is now making sure those trying to repeal the new law play fair.
The late model blue Toyota Camry flipped a semi U-turn to take the parking space near the front of the Main Street SaveMart in Manteca.
If you have some canned food or other non-perishable good you can spare, help Manteca Boy Scouts do a good deed on Saturday.
The man was fast asleep.
The forecast calls for snow in Lathrop starting Dec. 1 with ice solid enough to skate on forming a few days later.
There are not very many 16-year-olds who can say they are caught up in a statewide political campaign.
Crews are putting the finishing touches on an entrance arch across Stewart Road just off of Manthey Road in Lathrop. The arch reads "River Islands" and includes nautical style lights.
Looking for fall foliage?
Here are two questions to ponder:
I saw the kid walking down the sidewalk out of the corner of my eye as I was raking leaves. He was perhaps 9 or 10 years old.
Violetta York never thought she would need any help feeding her family.
Lo Angeles, in its present form, should not exist.
Not even one street has been started and the developers of Austin Road Business Park have found a way to pare 4,907 daily vehicle trips in the 1,036-acre project.
Woodward Avenue may soon get its first roundabout.
It was once the Northern San Joaquin Valley's top selling GMC dealership.