Hailey Ratto, 4, and her two-year-old brother Jake added their spirit to their grandfather Nick's pumpkin creations they brought into the Manteca Bulletin office this week. The family shares their art work every year dropping them off at the front door – a gift from the "Pumpkin Man." The family wished to send their thanks to Art Perry and family, The Dell Ossos and Tony Cardoza and family for their labors in producing the area's pumpkin crop.
Downtown merchants and property owners don't want to tax themselves to provide services and improvements specifically benefitting the Manteca's oldest shopping district through the formation of a Property-Based Business Improvement District.
New Melones Reservoir - projected to "go dry" sometime in August due to the ongoing California drought - is prompting the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board Tuesday to formally adopt mandatory water emergency rules.
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.