Affordable housing is all the rage. Politicians want it. Builders want it. Home buyers want it.
One of the few vehicles that travel South Powers Avenue between Marin Street and Yosemite Avenue at the posted 25 mph speed limit are Manteca fire engines even when they are responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens.
Americans no longer have the concept of shame nor community responsibility. Manteca Police Saturday night were conducting a driving under the influence and driver's license checkpoint when one a young man in an Acura tried to avoid it. An alert officer noticed something amiss that would allow the driver to be pulled over. The driver – apparently without a license either because it was suspended or he simply didn't bother to get one – argued ...
Sacramento is no longer practicing voodoo budgeting. They are now entering the realm of cannibalization budgeting and are treating local government as if they are mere cattle for the slaughter. Instead of trying to take money from cities, running it through the schools without leaving a penny for use in the classroom, and then taking it back to Sacramento to cover the state deficit the California Legislature has adopted the Donner Party model of survival. ...
When I was buying the house that I call home I knew little about the people who first lived there.
Would it be worth it to you for the city to spend upwards of $3 million so you can shave 45 seconds off a trip through downtown Manteca on Main Street at peak traffic hours?
prejudice • n 1. preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience; unjust behavior formed on such a basis.
Manteca made a 35-year sales tax sharing deal to make it possible for Poag & McEwen to build The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley to land the 900-pound gorilla of 100-mile radius retailing – Bass Pro Shops.
Seventeen years ago, a blighted swath of weed infested wasteland that attracted debris, tumbleweeds and the homeless cut through the heart of Manteca.
There were more than a few people grumbling a couple of months ago about the city approving two more neighborhoods in southwest Manteca.
There is no rhyme or reason to the surge in behavior control legislation that goes way beyond traditional criminal and property use laws.
One of the big reasons why Manteca isn't in as bad financial shape as some of it neighbors has everything to do with developers and their fear of costly legal infighting among each other.
The Congressional Research Service in December of 2005 released a 353-page report that dubbed the eight-county San Joaquin Valley as "The New Appalachia."
Santa Cruz is definitely a much more expensive place to live than Manteca. A virtual tear down of 600 square feet on a 2,000-square-foot lot at the height of the housing market frenzy cost $400,000 in the seaside city. If affordable new housing is a joke in Manteca it is an oxymoron in Santa Cruz. There are a ton of things working against affordable housing including aggressive environmentalists and a market that makes Manteca look ...
Dorothy was driving her 1975 Yugo on the Highway 120 Bypass in a fierce summer wind storm. The gale force wind was so powerful that sand was literally twirling and turning the usual blue sky brown as tumbleweeds bounced off her car. Then, without warning, a gust of wind lifted her Yugo and faithful dog Toter off the road and dropped them in a place she could only dream about. Her Yugo landed squarely on ...