When Mark Houghton took over as Manteca's Public Works Director in late 2007 he was impressed with how the city had a good handle on most municipal services. The one glaring exception was municipal streets.
Manteca's Public Works engineering department has been analyzing a traffic roundabout on Woodward Avenue between Airport Way and Union Road to determine what actions to take in the future to reduce accidents.
A year old cold assault case has surfaced involving the suspect in the killing of 36-year-old longtime Ripon resident Aaron Messick – something of a carbon copy of the scenario at the Valley Inn bar on Main Street in Escalon that took Messick's life.
A 37-year-old Cameron Park motorcycle rider was jailed for on suspicion of shooting into a home and at two residents Monday night on the east side of Manteca in the 800 block of Azure Court at Pestana Avenue shortly before 9 p.m.