LATHROP – In the midst of Lathrop-Manteca Fire District's worst budget crisis since its founding in 1936, its union firefighters are stepping forward with a laundry list of suggestions to help soften the fiscal blow.
An aquatic center – complete with Olympic-sized swimming pool for competition coupled with a water park – is considered by a consultant as the best way for Manteca to develop a part of the 111 acres the city owns that fronts the Highway 120 Bypass immediately west of Big League Dreams and Costco.
LATHROP – The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District may close one or two of its remaining three fire stations that are still open, lay off 10 firefighters, and demote some of its personnel as it struggles to grapple with a budget deficit of $336,244.78 right at the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 1.
Ed Fonseca is stepping up to cover the interest on a $50,000 loan the City of Manteca is making to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 to help furnish the new Manteca Veterans Center now under construction on Moffat Boulevard.
On the heels of their most recent police tactical competition at the CHP Academy in Sacramento, the Manteca Police Explorer Unit is planning a drive-thru Mexican dinner on Wednesday, May 20, to help support their upcoming training and competitive meets.