Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.
The federal government - in a move questioned by some biologists as to its effectiveness - is going to release 23,000 acre feet of water in October from New Melones during the fall run of Chinook salmon in the Stanislaus River.
Manteca home builders are having the best year since 2007 for new housing starts.
Manteca's Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.
Water conservation in Manteca could go high tech.
It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has reaffirmed its commitment in legal documents to pay all state-required fees to local governments, retain rate breaks for qualifying low- households, and underwrite programs that promote agency efficient and energy conservation.
Manteca Unified has a big problem.
Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva said their parents would be proud to know that two streets in their beloved Manteca will bear their first names while at the same time helping homeless families.
With California facing the possibility of a fourth severe drought year and water use in general becoming an increasing concern as the state grows and court mandates for environmental uses further restrict supplies, the Manteca City Council on Tuesday will explore additional measures to further reduce municipal water consumption.
Bennie Gatto is the Carl Ripken of chain gang crews.
Cleaning my stove is a snap.
You don't have to buy in Stockton's Quail Lakes or Brookside neighborhoods if you want to live on the water.
Tobacco-related businesses ranging from cigarette stores that legally allow the use of their product on premises and cigar bars to a proposed hookah lounge won't be allowed within 100 feet of a school in Manteca under a new municipal law that could go into effect with 50 days.
Nothing says education like an Xbox One, right?
Its rare today in Manteca to find a newer home with four bedrooms under $150 a square-foot that is in move-in condition in a desirable neighborhood.
Money is the mother's milk of politics.
Here's a different take on Manteca's homeless.
The Moffat Community Center that will serve as the home of the Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is on the fast track.
Turkeys R Us has two weeks to come up with 609 turkeys or struggling families in Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop will go without a Thanksgiving meal.
Road construction on Louise Avenue has turned Devonshire Avenue into a race track.
Barrack Obama is not the Wizard of Oz.
Ben Cantu is on his way to becoming the Harold Stassen of Manteca politics.
Manteca is making it illegal for the homeless to sleep in any makeshift shelter on public or private property within the city limits.
There's a lot of drug money out there.
More than a few Del Webb at Woodbridge residents are hoping for a neighbor to go about doing their laundry a bit quieter.
Matt Vaughn is on the air in Reno.
Tracy's downtown does a Herculean job of finding ways to get folks to visit the community's central business district.
It pays not to campaign.