Developers anticipate building 350 new homes in the next 12 months in Manteca. If that happens, it would mean 55 percent more homes would be built in the coming 12 months in Manteca compared to 225 homes from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Community Development Director Mark Nelson said based on data and comments provided by builders that he is fairly confident there will be 350 housing starts. He attributes it to the ...
LATHROP - Former Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Chief Jerry Sims has come out of retirement. It isn't, however, to pursue another career. Sims said he is tired of seeing the Matt Browne case stretched indefinitely and letting taxpayers' money being used in what he called a "frivolous" complaint against the city's former Chief Building Official. After reading newspaper reports about the Matt Browne hearing before the City Council on June 23, and the publication of Browne's ...
Big League Dreams – contrary to critics of the project – is anything but a financial drain on the city even in the current economic downtown.
RIPON – The economy may be down but a dedicated group of Riponites are not allowing that to get in the way of their annual summer tradition.
South San Joaquin irrigation District isn't about to let PG&E set the perimeters of the debate this time around in their bid to provide the people of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with a minimum 15 percent reduction in electrical bills, better customer service, and more reliable electricity.
The City of Lathrop will be holding its First Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive for Lathrop Elementary Schools.
LATHROP – The Lum family took their lobbying effort to the Lathrop City Council Tuesday night in the wake of the tragic death of 28-year-old Jeremy Lum a few days ago.
The imposing 184-acre Sedan Estate – complete with a 30,000-square-foot mansion visible for miles – is being pondered for possible purchase by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
It was a surreal scene. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky during the first week of January 1997 as over four dozen California Conservation Corps workers were feverishly laying down plastic weighted by sand bags on the dry cross-levee paralleling Woodward Avenue as water inched up ever so higher on the south side. A half mile away, Caltrans crews were "plugging" the McKinley Avenue underpass of the Highway 120 ...
Manteca's annual effort to rally neighborhoods to join in the fight against crime kicks off next Sunday with a National Night Out community block party at Library Park.
Manteca needs to encourage the building of 2,188 affordable housing units by 2014 to meet a state mandated goal.
Manteca Youth Focus conducted a car wash Saturday at Les Schwab parking lot, 1240 W. Yosemite Avenue where the Lathrop Youth Focus will conduct a car wash next Saturday as well from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manteca Transit's "brand' is about to be stimulated. Some of the $1.3 million in "Obama Bucks" the City of Manteca is receiving is going toward "rebranding" Manteca Transit to the tune of $40,000 which also will cover signage and brochures. City officials haven't said why there is a need for rebranding after just about two years on the road although "Manteca Transit" was pretty pedestrian to begin with. While someone a tad cynic suggested dubbing ...
The Friends of Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation and the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department 7th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Tournament took place Friday at the Manteca Golf Course to assist the city in providing youth scholarship funds. The Parks & Recreation Department offer scholarships to families for youth ranging from 5 to 18 years of age. Classes available for scholarship assistance include: swim lessons, all youth sports, toddler art and exploration, toddler creative ...
RIPON – Stroller Strides, the country's largest fitness program for new moms, is celebrating its first anniversary in the Manteca and Ripon community.
Kaiser Manteca nurses are pounding the pavement today at Woodbridge at Del Webb to share with the residents their concerns about the state of health services at the West Yosemite Avenue medical facility.
A 19-year-old Sacramento man has been arrested on attempted murder charges associated with an early morning double shooting Sept. 7 in a Victory Avenue home south of Alameda Street and east of Union Road, just blocks north of the Manteca Police Department.
FRENCH CAMP –Jeffrey Michael thought of the people at "Restore the Delta" as a "bunch of hippies" when they first papered his car with their mantra.
It may soon be legal to "speed" on Cottage Avenue and Atherton Drive based on current posted speed limits.
San Joaquin County Undersheriff Jon Picone had a few things that he wanted to talk about to the Manteca TEA Party Patriots as their featured guest Thursday night.
Manteca avoids using enough treated water each year to meet the needs of roughly 9,000 people.
Fifteen years ago Linda Kay read an article in a magazine that changed her life.