Bonus bucks – part of Manteca's development lexicon since 1998 – saved Manteca from having to face tough decisions to cover annual general fund budget shortfalls from 2002 through 2006 to the tune of $5,709,500.
Like anything cool, it starts with a stack of paperwork.
It was a surprise meeting of the minds over a cup of coffee Saturday morning that could pay future dividends in addressing the gang problem in Manteca.
Joe Kelley doesn't need a traffic study to know what is happening – traffic is slowly dropping off at Manteca's most notorious intersection for back-ups in the heart of downtown.
There are 957 finished residential lots ready for homes to be built that could generate $633,000 annually to reduce municipal budget gaps.
Manteca suffered a second straight record month of post World War II unemployment in December.
Manteca High senior Chandler Rose, 17, was saluted by the Manteca Rotary Club at its Thursday noon meeting at Isadore's Restaurant as its student of the month.
There will be fewer trees providing a snowy backdrop to this year's annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival, thanks to the recent heavy storms accompanied by strong wind gusts of up to 45 mph.
SAN RAMON - East Bay Republican David Harmer is hoping to convince voters of California's 11th congressional district that he's the best candidate to represent their interests.
RIPON - "Established in 1874" will soon replace "Incorporated in 1945" on the recently erected historical arches spanning the road at two entrances to the city on both Main Street and Stockton Avenue.
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.