It isn't 2000's torrid pace of 1,074 new housing starts but given the economic conditions Manteca is arguably in the middle of a mini-housing boom with 289 new single-family home housing starts in the first eight months of 2010.
Jermaine Lenorse Williams, 30, appeared before Superior Court Judge Ron Northup Tuesday afternoon to answer charges of kidnapping and rape involving a 30-year-old woman he had reportedly invited to his home Friday night after exercising at a local gym.
Cat owners in the Mayors' Park area, west of Union Road, are complaining someone is shooting their cats with a pellet gun. One resident reportedly called the city's animal control officer to pick up his dead pet, claiming it had been shot with a pellet gun.
Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Modesto and Manteca received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.