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.
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 City of Manteca wouldn't be able to build the Moffat Community Center this year for $1.16 million unless it deferred meeting the same landscape requirements it imposes on the private sector.
Business is already booming at the Tesla Super Charging Station that just opened along the 120 Bypass at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.
Manteca taxpayers could lose $1.1 million by a state forced sale of three parcels.
The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.
There will be 301 Manteca residents who will not die by the end of this year thanks to vaccines.
Manteca Unified is taking the drought seriously.
Carol Davis is dedicated to helping struggling students turn on the proverbial light switch in their minds.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region after the Gold Rush in a bid to make a living.
Tulloch Lake is going to disappear by this fall.
Manteca's third Taco Bell could break ground in the coming months.
Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.
Donna Brown's message is clear: Libraries are more relevant than ever before.
Southwest Manteca - an area the city is getting ready to spend $150 million for flood protection so developers can continue building - is being turned into the exclusive domain of large single family homes aimed at luring Bay Area buyers.
There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.
Safety - and the desire to have less illegal fireworks launched - trumped Big League Dreams bringing in upwards of $40,000 and non-profits enjoying a 40 percent bump in the sale of safe and sane fireworks.