Three of those 15 full-time Manteca firefighters rushing to battle a house fire in north Manteca Wednesday had been given layoff notices just hours before. It didn't make a difference to them knowing they had a job to do and they did it while off duty and responding from home.
It is perhaps the most dishonest line in the entire California budget debate: It will only cost a typical family $80 a year to keep tax extensions in place to save the schools, public safety, parks, and anything else you might happen to care about that Sacramento touches.
It's pomp and circumstance time again.
I received the phone call just before midnight on Sunday while at work. It was my brother in the Bay Area. The ambulance just left my parents' house; Dad was being taken to Washington Hospital.
PG&E used $183 million it was authorized to collect from ratepayers for the specific replacement of aging natural gas lines for "other operational needs or kept (it) for retained earnings."
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Transparency requires clear communication.
Saving money is killing Californians - literally.
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis at Le Bourget Field in Paris on May 21, 1927.
The caller was to the point: "Manteca is such a wonderful town but could you tell me why the drivers seem to be so rude?"
I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for my consumption of soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.
You live in Manteca's city limits so why should you worry about the financial health of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District?
So how can restoring the commercial Chinook salmon fishing threaten the future of South County almond farmers?
Manteca Unified Student Trust is a solid non-profit that's working for kids.
Touching a mom's heart on Mothers' Day with memories of her devotion to her children over the years is as easy using as pen and paper or a computer key board.
Manteca's elected leaders are about to spend the last $2.3 million they're likely to have for a long, long time- if not for ever - to help leverage affordable housing for the very low income and the low income.
I do not view athletes as heroes.
My name is Captain Scott Souza, United States Air Force (retired), born and raised in our small town of Manteca.
Turf warfare waged by those sporting blue and red are tearing this country apart.
If we continue to use water like there is no tomorrow there will be no tomorrow. It's as simple as that.
It's easy to take a sports story, give it the Disney treatment and get an entire theater full of people clapping at the end.
Nico Tejeda is worried about Manteca's long-term health.
Jim White walked into the theatre unannounced, starting a quiet corner conversation with Sierra High athletic director Anthony Chapman.
The Inn by the Station is not the Rose Motel of yesteryear or even of five years ago.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.
I get it now.
Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?
What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?
Once in a great while, someone crosses your path and leaves such an impression that enriches your view of life and makes you appreciate even more the values that should be held near and dear.
They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.