By GLENN KAHL
Manteca – despite the mortgage meltdown that sent nearly 1,000 single family homes into foreclosure during 2008 - experienced its second highest year in terms of the number of new housing units that were built within the city limits since a growth cap was imposed in 1987.
Manteca is joining a growing trend across America – smaller cities hiring lobbyists to go after $787 billion in federal stimulus funds.
The city is doing a top-to-bottom reassessment of all options including going forward with moving the Manteca Police into the former Qualex building at 555 Industrial Park Drive that was purchased by the Manteca Redevelopment Agency. They are working with the consulting firm Group Four to complete the overview.
FRENCH CAMP - Jason Messer calls it "shovel-ready" stimulus money.
The Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) corps of volunteers supporting the Manteca Police Department is looking for nearly two dozen new members to increase their visibility in neighborhoods and shopping centers.
If you've ever wondered what happened to the once very popular Manteca Horsemen's Association, wonder no more.
The bad economy is good news for future buyers of new homes as well as developers of employment centers and retail complexes.
RIPON - In support of Ripon's Allison Council and others like her who have been battling cancer, this small close knit community is painting the town purple in its second annual Relay for Life fund raising campaign.
High school and college students who make up the ranks of the Manteca Police Explorers took part in a recent competition held at Sebastopol High School near Santa Rosa.
Target Stores helped sponsor the Day of the Child activities at the Manteca Library on Saturday.
The Manteca Dolphins swim team held an omelet breakfast at the Manteca Senior Center.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., the Manteca Branch Library presents summertime storytime for the months of June and July.
Manteca's next major retail complex could break ground as early as this winter.
Record 100 degree heat just over a week ago is giving way to dull and dreary today.
Can you really taste the difference between bottled water and tap water?
Some of that water flowing from your faucet in Manteca between April and October likely first reached earth as a snowflake in the rugged Sierra terrain north of Yosemite Park.
Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.
Juan Cuenca shared his secret on eating watermelon.
Brown lawns are starting to pay off for Manteca when it comes to conserving water.
Steve DeBrum has filed campaign paperwork making him an official candidate for mayor of Manteca.
Jonathan Costa knew that he didn't want to see Frank's Antennas get slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit.
Editor's note: The following is Jeff Tilton's Facebook post about the Bank of the West hostage situation in Stockton on Wednesday.
A Tactical Tacos fundraiser is being held on Friday, August, 8, to benefit the Manteca and Ripon Tactical Officers Association at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, from 6 until 11 p.m. Tickets are $30 and includes tacos, two drink tickets and door prizes.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
The homeless debate at Library Park is about to become political.
Lightning didn't strike David Fitzgerald dead on Wednesday night.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
Hundreds - if not thousands - of Lathrop and Manteca residents with government insured home mortgages could avoid spending well over $2,000 a year if future growth ends up bankrolling levees to withstand a 200-year flood.