Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.
Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.
Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center
Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.
Just about the time the Highway 99 widening project through Manteca wraps up another improvement project will start along the freeway.
Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?
Unlicensed drivers whose vehicles have been towed, impounded and releases since 2009 are helping pay to make the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement efforts more efficient.
The sacrifices made during the Vietnam War will not be forgotten.
Morenzone Field - created originally for adult softball - is being converted to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.
New residents are helping pay for upgrades to aging playground equipment in Manteca's older neighborhood parks.
Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.
Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.
The appeal of Del Webb at Woodbridge goes beyond the obvious.
Why is River Islands important to Manteca Unified?
Bad debt write-offs for non-payment of municipal utilities have inched up slightly after dropping for two straight years.
Can you afford to give up a latte a week?
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
Steve Catalano wants to go home.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.
The emperor has no clothes.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
A lot has changed in the past 30 years.