Forgive me for not jumping up and down and screaming "First Amendment rights" as some of the jubilant folks did who managed to secure a ticket for the first showing of "The Interview" on Christmas Day.
Ed Powers was a 24 year-old when he arrived in Manteca with a dream.
It's little wonder that Ozzie was joined by Harriet in the work world.
The next big thing in Manteca - Austin Road Business Park with its promise of 9,134 direct jobs - is about to take its first physical step.
The Place of Refuge congregation spread holiday cheer far and wide this holiday season.
Robert Hendricksen e-mailed in this gem about his own shopping cart etiquette observations:
Manteca wasted hundreds of thousands of gallons needlessly during the recent storms
It is not a perfect world.
Next month thousands of parents will unwittingly give the government the ability to snoop into their private lives.
Organizers of a Manteca Christmas Eve breakfast are worried that this may be a bleak Christmas for older children and younger teens.
Senior water rights for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District were protected once again in a federal court decision.
It was 62 degrees at mid-afternoon Monday in Manteca and music filled the air in some neighborhoods. No, not Christmas music. It was music from the speakers of an ice cream truck.
Downtown Manteca is losing one of its most unique businesses.
Tech-savvy parents with a little bit too much money are forking out $29.99 to firms such as JibJab Media to allow their kids unlimited video chat time with an actor playing Santa.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District's drive to reduce electricity rates 15 percent across the board in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is on pause until mid-January.
There are 56 unsheltered homeless in Manteca.
At least one class of Manteca Unified third graders are asking administrators to let them take the school-issued Panasonic 3E tablets home.
The number one way that students are damaging Panasonic 3E tablets issued to them by the Manteca Unified School District?
Good news from Doris Morgan.
A recent photo in Around Town showed how a spot on Moffat Boulevard near where the Moffat Community Center/Veterans of Foreign Wars Post work started this week was a popular dumping ground for pilfered shopping carts. There were eight in the photo.
Abercrombie & Fitch isn't exactly a retailer known for modesty.
More water is rushing down the Stanislaus River today accelerating the draining of New Melones Reservoir and raising the prospect that South County farmers may run out of water before Sept. 30.
Capistrano has its swallows. Pier 39 has its sea lions. And Manteca has its gophers.
Bus service could be cutback in Manteca as well as connections to Stockton where a number of local riders use Regional Transit to reach Delta College and various county services.
Let's be honest.
They are golfing and sunbathing along the snowless shores of Lake Tahoe.
Monday mornings are days of hope for dozens of families as well as single moms desperate to either keep a head over their roof or to get off the streets.
The Stanislaus River is paying for the sins of the Central Valley Water Project.
Those beautiful blue eyes.
New homes built in Manteca may soon have a new feature - rain barrels and cisterns.