FRENCH CAMP (AP) - Neighbors of a massive French Camp egg farm complained for years about eye-burning ammonia fumes and a horrific foul stench. This week, a federal jury awarded them $500,000 after finding the place a nuisance.
The Canterbury Way garage "fire sale" for the burned out Rodriguez family drew a surprising number of people who donated their goods and cash bringing a total of $1,268.50 to help with the family's $270,000 fire loss.
Mayor Willie Weatherford intends to step up and take another hit in his monthly compensation to match whatever employee groups end up taking in order to balance the municipal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Union Pacific Chief Executive Officer Jim Young is riding the rails to town Wednesday to brief community leaders on the proposal to roughly quadruple the railroad's truck-to-train intermodal freight operation that hugs the city limit line of Lathrop and Manteca.
Just days before city management told 16 municipal workers – including six firefighters – that they would not have a job as of July 1 due to revenue shortfalls, a split Manteca City Council voted to spend $89,000 to renew a contract with a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm.