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I cringe at wild, gray eyebrow hair

It was there, stark as heck.I stared at it.Finally, it got to me - gray hair.I've had specks of gray in my hair now going on 35 years. And at age 58 I definitely have a lot more dark hair than gray...

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Remembering greediest Americans

Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season - and some people actually work to advance them all year long.Other folks, by contrast, mock these values. The...

December 28, 2014 | | Other Views

Count can help Manteca homeless

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,This letter is in response to Saturday's article about the point-in-time homeless count that is conducted in San Joaquin County each year. This count is conducted countywi...

December 28, 2014 | | Letters

Almond festival dinner Jan. 8

The 2015 Ripon Almond Blossom Festival kick-off dinner has been set for Thursday, Jan. 8, at Spring Creek Golf and Country Club.This year's event is being dedicated to wine growers and vintners in ...

December 28, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Come this time of year, those visiting Gwen and John DeCarli's Crom Street home in Manteca often come away wowed by their Christmas Village display.The front room is transformed into a sparkling wi...

December 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

City, schools launch challenger basketball

Challenger Basketball or children with disabilities will make its debut next month.This non-competitive program of the Manteca Parks and Recreation Department and the Manteca Unified School Distric...

December 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | NEWS

Homeless is concern countywide

There are a lot of problems facing San Joaquin County as a whole. But pervasively, three of them that were picked as the key elements to focus on by the joint city council/county criminal justice t...

December 28, 2014 | Jason Campbell | NEWS

Manteca bought water system to lower rates

Manteca's first move to buy a "public utility" and monthly charges ended up saving took place in 1928 and resulted in rates being slashed by almost 50 percent.That's when the City of Manteca bought...

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town

Felonies fall 30% in November

The drop in Manteca's crime rate is accelerating.Manteca in November experienced a 30.3 percent drop in felonies and a 23.26 percent drop in misdemeanors compared to November of 2013.In the first 1...

December 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

Sierra advances in Adidas Trojan play in Stockton

Hunter Johnson led Sierra to a 59-37 quarterfinal win over Edison-Stockton to open the Adidas Trojan Christmas Classic boys basketball tournament Saturday at Lincoln High in Stockton. The score was...

December 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports

NEW PACE SETTER

For most of her first two years running for the Weston Ranch cross country team, sophomore Iris Carillo was chasing more seasoned and accomplished harriers from Manteca.During her freshman year, it...

December 28, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports

Harbaugh, 49ers part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: "Who's got it better than us? No-body!""The last, 'Who...

December 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports

East Union falls to Tracy by point

Tournament co-host Tracy managed two more points in the fourth quarter than East Union did and that was enough as the Bulldogs pulled out a 50-49 quarterfinal victory in the Tom Hawkins Girls Baske...

December 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports

49ers win Harbaugh’s last game

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is done as coach of the San Francisco 49ers.Harbaugh said after a 20-17 victory against playoff-bound Arizona on Sunday that he is leaving the 49ers, but did not sa...

December 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Raiders’ season closes with loss

DENVER (AP) - Charles Woodson is 38 and beat up from a long season. Still, he hopes to return for an 18th season - if the Oakland Raiders will have him, of course.Same goes for interim head coach T...

December 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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