Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.
The faulty fire alarm system at East Union High is forcing the use of staff to stand guard around campus when the system is malfunctioning.
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.
Books are more powerful than computers.
It will cost $549,510 to convert Morenzone Field that was created originally for adult softball to accommodate 13- to 15-year-old Little League baseball play.
Some thought Ron Dell'Osso was out of his gourd.
Rich Silverman is not splitting hairs.
Sierra High graduate Michelle Rindels has been tapped by the Associated Press to serve as the Nevada statehouse reporter in Carson City.
California has diversity.
Ben Cantu wants to be Manteca's mayor.
The Big Guy upstairs was pretty disgusted at what he saw going on in the Central Valley.
Is Manteca Unified guilty of grade inflation or is there something more sinister at work?
If you are a first-time homebuyer defined as someone who hasn't owned a home in the last three years you could be eligible for $6,500 in interest free down payment assistance.
It's been 47 months since negotiations over the possibility of building a Great Wolf Resort on 30 acres owned by the City of Manteca along the 120 Bypass first started.
They're busy sprucing up the long-vacant Kelley Brothers Brewing Co. in the heart of downtown Manteca including new paint.
In an area with a car show practically every weekend, the gatherings can become routine.
Get ready for more trains.
Why do you need to be part of Manteca's homeless solution?