It was there, stark as heck.
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.
The drop in Manteca's crime rate is accelerating.
They push shopping carts filled with all of their worldly possessions down the street.
It was the grand dame of Manteca.
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.
Build it and they will come.
State emergency officials were bracing for the worst.
Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.
He seemed a nice enough of a young man.
Old-fashioned Americana, some claim, is passé.
The forecast of temperatures dipping slightly below freezing Thursday hasn't triggered an emergency in San Joaquin County although cold, high winds have.
The wind-blown sandy loam plains of South San Joaquin County weren't exactly hospitable to farming back in 1908.
The world isn't just about you or I.
A number of teachers must be loving the Going Digital initiative being implemented by the Manteca Unified School District.
A bit of paradise - and a rare look into a winter's day in the Northern San Joaquin Valley 150 years ago - awaits those venturing to Caswell Memorial State Park.
Pain is relative. In my case it's a first cousin.