Growing up "fat" is easy to do when 20 percent of all children eat more than three times a week at a fast-food establishment, 13 percent of their average daily calories come from soft drinks, and the average person consumes approximately 140 pounds of sugar every year. According to the latest estimates, 9 million children in the United States are obese, and this disturbing trend is repeating itself in other countries that embrace a Western diet and sedentary lifestyle.
Sweet Sweets! I had passed by the quaint little bakery on Louise Avenue (near Hollywood Video) dozens of times but had never had the pleasure of stepping inside. That is until one cold morning while waiting for my car to get a smog check nearby. I had a hankering for a hot cup of coffee and a pastry and with time to spare I thought I would pay "Sweet Sweets" a visit.
It can still be a good year - it's your choice.
By JASON CAMPBELL
FRENCH CAMP – Oasis Market and Produce is no mirage.
A breakfast omelet with a choice of three ingredients is probably the biggest significant change with the new ownership at the Main Street Café.
It's definitely an attention getter at Schemper's ACE Hardware store in Ripon – a pink pig smoker – that sells for $1,799.99. But it's more fun to soak up the courtesy of the staff members who have never met a stranger walking through their door – at least not for long.
A well-known Manteca children's dentist has come out of retirement, and will be accepting patients from 12 months to older teens. He just couldn't endure being completely away from his patients.
Christine Papworth – The Real Estate Doctor – is demonstrating her passion to help homeowners facing foreclosure to remain in their homes and eventually regain their ownership.
Who is the best dentist in town? Is it Sean Sangalang, Al Tonne, Ricardo Cuevas, Trang Duong, Marvin Bledsoe, Pamela Anderson, Mary Richmond, John Trueb, or someone else?
The doors to La Belle Nails and Spa had been open for less than a year before their quickly growing customer base voted them the Best in Manteca for their services.
It was neat to see two Manteca Police officers patrolling the downtown business district Wednesday morning. They were casually making their presence known in the alley ways and at Library Park.
Motivational speaker Karen Wells charged some 70 women at the Women's Connection luncheon Wednesday at The Emory to go out and raise the mood level to every person they talk to in a day - in the first 30 seconds.
You can't beat a big cup of hot chocolate plus a hefty scoop of hospitality when walking in to an early morning interview - all at a new rehabilitation center near Doctors Hospital.
There's nothing like a refreshing cup of tea, but did you know that what you drink could help your health? It's true, but it does depend on what sort of tea you choose!