City Manager Steve Pinkerton has his marching orders: The goal is to make $4.5 million in budget cuts by June 30 without cutting the ranks of Manteca's 55 sworn police officers.
Manteca has to come up with a way to save $4 million in order to make expenses match anticipated revenue for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Papa Joe's BBQ and Steakhouse is just off Main Street. As such the business gets less exposure. Papa Joe's employs a "human sign" who wears cowboy garb to hawk the restaurant's main fare of chicken and ribs to passing motorists on the corner of Alameda and Main. Some days the "cowboy" is on stilts. The human billboard strategy is also employed elsewhere in Manteca from tax services and sandwich shops to new home subdivisions and ...
Joan Collins thinks President Barack Obama is doing his level best to turn the economy around. It's hard to get things back especially during a period of deep recession such as what is happening right now, she said.
RIPON – Mayor Elden "Red" Nutt along with his vice mayor, Garry Krebbs, came to a consensus on the various committee and task force assignments.
RIPON – Chuck Winn will soon serve as the chairman of the San Joaquin Council of Governments.
RIPON – The City of Ripon will continue to operate with a two-year term for mayor. At last Tuesday's Council meeting, elected officials took no action on the discussion item, agreeing to keep the post intact. The topic was broached a few weeks ago during the reorganization session when Elden "Red" Nutt was appointed mayor for the next two years. Council talked briefly about the possibility of making the post a yearly selection as that ...
LATHROP – Omar Ornelas is now the youngest person to ever sit on the Lathrop City Council.
Two four-year seats on the Manteca Planning Commission will be filled during Tuesday's City Council meeting.
RIPON – Every two years, the Ripon City Council selects a new mayor. The appointed post operates on a rotating basis among the five elected officials. Council, however, could look at making the mayoral selection an annual process. "I'd like for us to discuss the possibility of reverting back to one-year terms for mayor," Charlie Gay said at last Tuesday's City Council meeting. Elden "Red" Nutt was picked mayor and Garry Krebbs was chosen as ...
LATHROP – Omar Ornelas is not just Lathrop's newest council member but at age 19 he's the youngest ever to serve on a City Council in the South County.
Jobs - and keeping Manteca moving forward - are what Mayor Willie Weatherford and council veterans John Harris and Vince Hernandez vow to work toward over the next four years.
LATHROP - The era of Lathrop Mayor Joseph "Chaka" Santos is upon us. In front of a packed house at Lathrop City Hall Monday night Santos donned a suit and tie as he was sworn in as the first new mayor of the community in four years after defeating incumbent Kristy Sayles by 150 votes in the November election. Santos voiced his belief in the concept of teamwork and shared his vision of what he ...
RIPON – Mayor Chuck Winn and Councilman Dean Uecker are scheduled to take the oath of office at today's Ripon City Council meeting.
LATHROP – It's 2007 all over again for the Lathrop City Council, although the names are different this time.