The din of a junior police academy classroom session was shattered with a jarring door pounding followed by a deafening shout, "This is the Manteca Police SWAT Team – we have a search warrant," then a brief silence and an earth-shaking boom.
A Manteca woman who had just left a bank, a local alarm company installer and a Manteca firefighter all happened on a black plume of smoke coming from a home at 575 North Poplar at about the same time late Thursday morning.
Parts of Manteca, Banta and southeast Tracy are scheduled for spraying by the San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District due to the recent increase of the adult mosquito population and the detection of West Nile virus.
Described as what could be fodder for a Woody Allen movie, Tuff Boy Trailers is facing more than $112,000 in fees in their effort to expand a truck storage yard on the west end of Yosemite Avenue where it intersects with the Highway 120 Bypass.
Putting the customer first – whether it is the little guy seeking a permit to install a new water heater or a developer seeking to build a massive employment center – inspired a physical and attitude makeover of the Manteca Community Development Department.
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.