Owners of homes to the southwest of Sierra High - and along the Airport Way corridor - may think they have no skin in the game when it comes to the $168 million levee upgrades even though they are in the 200-year flood-plain.
A Manteca oncologist that was fined $550,000 last week as part of a settlement with the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services was swept up as part of a larger probe of an international distributor of non-FDA approved chemotherapy medication.
The severity of the four-year drought could mean dead lawns throughout Manteca, the banning of nonprofit car washes, slashing aggregate water use at city parks by 25 percent, and the hiring of a water resources coordinator and two enforcement assistants.
While Gov. Jerry Brown was mandating water flowing from spigots be reduced 25 percent due to California's severe drought the bureaucracy he oversees was continuing its effort to drain New Melones Reservoir of an extra 15,000 acre feet of water
In an extremely rare move, Manteca fire and building safety inspectors along with county health representatives ordered the Inn at the Station on Moffat Boulevard shut down Monday until a long list of health and safety repairs are made.
The notices that hung on the doors of the Inn by the Station – spelled out over a Manteca Police Department badge – told the residents that they could no longer inhabit the places that they had called home.