LATHROP - It was tough to determine what was brighter - the twinkle in 4-year-old Carlos Jimenez' eyes or the snow piled 18 inches deep on Mt. Dell'Osso.
Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.
Four hundred Manteca residents joined the ranks of the unemployed in October as the jobless rate inched back toward a post Depression high of 14.4 percent set in March.
There are a number of "city slickers" and tekkies who are convinced farmers are so 19th century when it comes to thinking and being stewards of the earth.
The Manteca Police Officers Association doesn't want to change the terms of their contract with the city to allow for Manteca to rehire at least part of the 12 officers that were laid off due to the budget deficit.
The pizza guy has his designs on becoming the South County yogurt king.
Why am I digging into my pockets to donate to next week's Boys & Girls Club Telethon?
The Cherry Lane condos are on the verge of making Manteca history.
Mayor Willie Weatherford believes it is time to rethink how Manteca is building homes to meet the changing housing market realities.
It's an All American story of a hardworking husband and wife, who loved each other, loved their families, loved their workers, and loved their community.
Back in the mid-1960s a government study determined the artificial sweetener known as cyclamates can cause cancer.
A small paper clip dwarfs it but don't let the light brown apple moth fool you.
Just how much groceries can you stash in shopping carts in two minutes?
The Manteca council of the Central Valley Association of Realtors added $1,500 to the Turkeys R Us effort Tuesday to assure there will be enough turkeys so that 1,300 struggling families in Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop will not go without on Thanksgiving.
California is in a world of hurt. We have overextended government to the point we can no longer afford it.
Can you afford to give up a latte a week?
A decision to forgo $6.9 million in bonus bucks through Dec. 31, 2016 plus reduce the development agreement fees to $5,000 after that is back before the Manteca City Council for ratification on Tuesday.
Manteca Unified students may soon start growing future jobs.
Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.
Joe Freitas - part of the World War II generation of leaders who returned home from war to lay the ground work for Manteca's future- passed away Thursday. He was 88.
Steve Catalano wants to go home.
Manteca hit a milestone this year when the city's 60th park was completed.
The $159 million school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot isn't just about upgrading aging schools and correcting safety problems.
The emperor has no clothes.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.
It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.
Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.
Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.
Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.
A lot has changed in the past 30 years.