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.
Senior water rights for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District were protected once again in a federal court decision.
It was 62 degrees at mid-afternoon Monday in Manteca and music filled the air in some neighborhoods. No, not Christmas music. It was music from the speakers of an ice cream truck.
Downtown Manteca is losing one of its most unique businesses.
The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking input on environmental studies that would allow River Islands at Lathrop to build 5.6 miles of levees on the Old River to accommodate the project's second phase as well as to build 675 boat berths.
A New Vision High student - the Manteca Unified School District's continuation high school in Weston Ranch - has complained to the Americans United for Separation of Church and State that a teacher is promoting an after school Bible club as well as religion in class.
Speaking of religion, Manteca's United Methodist Church is gearing up to celebrate their 100th year in 2015.
Water, without a doubt, is perhaps the biggest issue facing California.
Is a 500-room Great Wolf Resort Lodge worth howling about for Manteca?
What's a bigger threat to your life: Someone driving a car or a madman with a gun?
There is a school of thought that the Manteca City Council has the power – or should have the power – to dictate exactly what businesses can and can't open in Manteca.
If you live in Lathrop, southwest Manteca or Weston Ranch and you're against growth then you'd better get ready to spend a lot of money if you get your wish.
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.