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 ...
It looks like a Christmas card but it is symbolic of all that is wrong with government in California.
The elimination of class-size reduction due to the budget crisis has left districts like Manteca Unified with a surplus of classrooms.
Taking Manteca to "the next level" over the past 100 years has taken vision and ingenuity.
This is not the darkest day of the year. It is the start of the rebirth of nature and one's self.
Now here's a novel way to prevent the University of California from incurring more costs that in turn impact what students pay for tuition – damage buildings.
It doesn't make sense. Why anyone would be upset that the private sector in Manteca built 237 single family homes – almost 60 percent of all that were built in all of San Joaquin County – during the fiscal year ending June 30? Several people took news that people were actually earning paychecks building new homes in Manteca as a negative development. The reason they gave had everything to do with their perceived loss of ...
I can't say I'm looking forward to Christmas shopping. Usually, I find myself doing things at the last minute, picking gift items off the rack and within the budget for nieces and nephews. Among my siblings and their spouses, we do a Secret Santa for Christmas, choosing names from a hat following our recent Thanksgiving feast. Each of us jotted down wish-list items valued at $35. For example, my list included winter clothes or a ...
"Are you crazy?" It was more of a statement than a question. "It's snowing!" The guy who shouted those remarks to me had just rolled down the window of his Chevy Tahoe. He was bundled against the morning cold and I assumed he had the heater going full blast. "No," I replied as I started to jog across Spreckels Avenue on the way home from the gym. "It's warmer now than it was an hour ...
Get ready for the invasion of the Barneys.
The annual network list of canceled primetime shows cannot be pleasing to the progressives who measure shows based on their cultural and political usefulness. "TV Will Be a Lot Less Gay Next Year," the commissars complained at Slate.com. They counted 11 canceled shows that featured regular gay characters.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
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