A series of storms such as are now moving through Manteca would have sent business and home owners alike scurrying for sand bags in some parts of the city just 30 years ago.
Ray Utterback wasn't happy with his standard insurance sales job more than 20 years ago.
The Building Industry Association of the Delta wants Manteca to reduce all growth impact fees for three years in a bid to rev up new housing construction.
Manteca's elected leaders are using extra interest from enterprise utility accounts to cover the municipal water, sewer, and solid waste fees for the Boys & Girls Club.
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.
Patricia Hansen likes the number nine.
They beat the odds. They continue to beat the odds. And for years and generations to come, they will go on beating the odds.
A non-profit group is looking to develop a small section near Doak Boulevard and Vera Avenue into a community garden.