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.
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.
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.
This week's best Manteca City Council meeting quote in the category of "why can't we just get along" goes to resident Richard Hanson.
White Converse All-Star high top basketball shoes.
Jason Messer remembers the Bank of America armed robbery in September of 2009.
Manteca Unified trustee Ashley Drain is the guest speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 19, gathering of the Manteca Patriots in the banquet room at Angelano's Restaurant, 1080 N. Main St.
It was a beautiful day Monday.