Editor's Note: This is a part of a series of stories on how mayor and council hopefuls would address various municipal issues
LATHROP – Omar Ornelas has pretty lofty goals. And he has it all planned, step by grueling step way up to the top – being president of the United States.
As of Thursday, the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters had received 30,000 absentee ballots with the counting to begin as early as Monday.
RIPON - Ripon Mayor Chuck Winn is securing a third term on the city council at the Nov. 2 election among four contenders for two seats.
Samuel Anderson credits the redevelopment agency's investment in infrastructure as a key reason why Manteca has fared better in the Great Recession than nearby communities.
Editor's note This is a part of a series of stories on how mayor and council hopefuls would address various municipal issues
LATHROP – Dan Doyle is calling for Lathrop Mayor Kristy Sayles to resign. He made the "formal" request Monday night during the regular city council meeting which was not attended by the mayor. City Clerk Mitzi Ortiz said the mayor called City Manager Cary Keaten earlier in the day to inform him that she was sick and will not be able to be at the meeting. "She is dragging the city down and she has ...
Only one candidate in the Nov. 2 Manteca municipal election has come right out and said Measure M - the half cent sales tax for public safety - should be repealed.
LATHROP – Several Lathrop mayor and council candidates have either received or lined up powerful endorsements to their candidacies.
Ben Cantu has no qualms with having a Manteca Redevelopment Agency, per se. The mayor hopeful understands how it allows Manteca to retain 84 cents of every dollar collected locally in property tax instead of Sacramento taking it. He understands without it Manteca would just get a bit better than 14 cents of every property tax dollar collected. He understands RDA funds can't be used to balance the general fund that is now under financial ...
LATHROP – If the Lathrop council race were strictly based on fund-raising, incumbent council member Sonny Dhaliwal would be the winner hands down.
Joey Ermitanio is no stranger to the political arena. The 35-year-old Lathrop resident campaigned for a seat on the city council seat in 2008. Although unsuccessful, he hopes for better fortunes his second time around. Ermitanio is seeking Manteca Unified's Area 2 post. If elected, he believes he can better help youngsters prepare for the future. "I think giving them a career path (in high school) is important," said Ermitanio, who graduated high school in ...
Everyone running for municipal office in Manteca is in agreement on one thing - they want to restore police manpower as soon as possible.
Manteca Firefighters Association Local 1874 is endorsing Debby Moorhead for mayor. MFA President Bill Canfield said it was a unanimous vote of the membership. "She has been very supportive of the firefighters," Canfield said. Moorhead said she was thankful for the backing and was appreciative for everything that the firefighters do for the citizens of Manteca. Canfield noted council member Moorhead was the only candidate to ask for the firefighters' support. He said the ...
Street landscape bulbs - particularly along the 100 block of North Main Street - have riled some since the day they were first installed 2005 on the strength of the recommendation of a group of downtown businesspeople and citizens.