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.
Bill Ludwig doesn't like the idea that a median placed in a new location on Woodward Avenue west of Airport Way has cost him part of his fence.
Cars failing to stay on the street while traveling through Manteca is also a concern of Gary and Vickie Martin.
Who said read men don't wear pink? It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the rank and file of the Manteca Fire Department including Fire Chief Kirk Waters are wearing pink T-shirts promoting the public awareness campaign. Not only did Waters wear his pink T-shirt to Tuesday's Manteca City Council meeting but so did Police Chief Nick Obligacion, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Hall, Public Works Director Mark Houghton, and Personnel Services Director Joe Kriskovich. "Real ...
Corrections to Tuesday's Around Town column in the Manteca Bulletin didn't make it on the final page sent to the pressroom creating a fairly embarrassing situation.
Toni Raymus isn't a writer by trade.
If Great Wolf Resorts wants to build in Manteca they won't get Mayor Willie Weatherford's vote if the deal is like the one resort developer McWhinney Development struck with Garden Grove in Southern California.
If Great Wolf Resorts wants to build in Manteca they won't get Mayor Willie Weatherford's vote if the deal is like the one McWhinney Development struck with Garden Grove in Southern California. That deal involved $69 million in public funds and land going to McWhinney to build a 600-room hotel, indoor water park, and 18,000 square feet of retail. City Manager Karen McLaughlin said that won't happen in Manteca as she wouldn't ...
Here's a shocker. Unless you own a home that has an assessed taxable value of $825,000 you aren't paying enough property taxes to cover the City of Manteca's cost of extending day-to-day services ranging from police and fire protection to parks and street maintenance for a household of three people.
Keith Breedlove knows his way around a kitchen.
Manteca leaders hinted they might resort to roundabouts and other traffic calming devices on Cottage Avenue and Crom Street after increasing speed limits on those streets to conform to state mandated rules involving issuing tickets using radar.
School was out Monday. It was the start of the week-long fall break for Manteca Unified.
Ten years ago Manteca's elected leaders saw the need to create safe bike friendly routes across the 120 Bypass.
Want to see what green hypocrisy looks like?
The Manteca Redevelopment Agency is dead.
Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes bought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment of the 3.9 percent annual growth cap tied to sewer allocations.
Federal employees are different from you and I.
It may soon be legal to "speed" on Cottage Avenue and Atherton Drive based on current posted speed limits.
The loss of farmland northwest of Ripon to build employment centers, retail and housing as part of the Austin Road Business Park could cost developers as much as $13.8 million.
Manteca avoids using enough treated water each year to meet the needs of roughly 9,000 people.