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They all agree: Hiring back cops top priority for Manteca

Everyone running for municipal office in Manteca is in agreement on one thing - they want to restore police manpower as soon as possible.

October 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics

Firefighters endorse Moorhead for mayor

Manteca Firefighters Association Local 1874 is endorsing Debby Moorhead for mayor.

October 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Council, mayor hopefuls don’t think ‘bulbs’ were exactly a bright idea

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.

October 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics

Council hopefuls on different pages about privatization of Manteca Library

Carlon Perry set himself apart from the pack on possible privatization of the Manteca Library by saying it should be given serious consideration.

October 15, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics

Santos offers business acumen as mayor

LATHROP – Bringing new businesses to Lathrop that create new jobs with head-of-household wages has long been a mantra for J. "Chaka" Santos.

October 15, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

Cutting sales tax sharing deals

Cutting sales tax sharing deals to lure retail business to Manteca is an issue that the four mayoral and three city council hopefuls weren't in agreement on during Wednesday's candidates' forum.

October 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics

Valencia targets jobs, safety, wasteful spending

LATHROP – Rosalinda Valencia, a wife and the mother of four young children, said she decided to run for city council because she wants to help the city solve what she considers are the "main problems facing Lathrop" today.

October 14, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

Weatherford: RDA a big plus

Editor's note: This is a part of a series of stories on how mayor and council hopefuls would address various municipal issues

October 13, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Manteca mayor, council forum set for tonight

A candidate's forum featuring the candidates seeking election Nov., 2 to the Manteca City Council as well as the mayor's post takes place tonight at the council chambers at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

October 13, 2010 | | Politics

Lathrop council, mayor hopefuls field questions

LATHROP – Mayor Kristy Sayles was a no-show, but judging by the applause at the conclusion of Tuesday night's candidates' forum, the people who filled the council chambers at City Hall were happy with what they saw and heard from the candidates present.

October 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

Neely drops out of Lathrop council race

LATHROP - There were five candidates running for two council vacancies in the Lathrop City Council other than the mayor's seat.

October 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

Hopefuls field questions from pavers to big boxes

RIPON - Questions about everything from bringing big box stores into Ripon, the value of street pavers and having a green belt between Manteca and Ripon were answered by four candidates seeking two seats on the Ripon City Council on Nov. 2.

October 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Politics

Moorhead nets single $4K donation

The biggest money contributors to this year's Manteca mayoral candidates aren't developers - it's members of the Punjabi American community.

October 07, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Workers coming in from the cold

The days of city crews working "inside" in the fog on $300,000 fire engines and other municipal vehicles are coming to an end before the winter of 2013 rolls around.

October 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Politics

Lightning strikes twice for former Lathrop city manager

LATHROP – Prior to her forced resignation from her job in Lathrop two years ago, former city manager Yvonne Quiring was asked by union employees to resign based on a laundry list of complaints about her job performance. Their request was contained in a letter that they presented to the city council.

September 30, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Politics

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