Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening somewhere in Northern California, the Bay Area, the Northern San Joaquin Valley, or the Gold Country.
It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren't economists and tend to lean toward socialism: Raising the minimum wage raises everyone's lot in life.
Homes built starting next year in River Islands at Lathrop could slash their city water use 40 percent and maintain lush grass and landscaping even in a severe drought without violating mandatory water use reduction orders.
George Terry was wearing his Vietnam veterans' baseball cap while delivering meals for Manteca Unified Nutritional Services at Nile Garden School when a staff member said a young boy wanted to ask him a question.
The hottest tickets in Manteca for April - a seat at the Not Forgotten Evening of Honor dinner with guest speaker Mark "Oz" Geist who was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi in Libya - have been sold out for weeks.