The Central Valley - according to the insightful people at Forbes who pride themselves on catching business trends but somehow were asleep at the wheel when the Wall Street Turks used sleight of hand and unadulterated greed to crash the economy - is hell on earth.
It was the defining moment of the January 1997 floods.
The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco was the setting for a dinner that brought for-profit California utility company fat cats and the upper crust of bureaucrats together.
Charlie Rule over 20 years ago pushed to get his bosses on the Manteca City Council to require new home builders to install fire sprinklers in all new single family residential construction.
The holidays have come and gone and now it's time for a return to normalcy.
Taco trucks vs. brick-and-mortar eating establishments.
I now live in a two bedroom, no bathroom home - at least until Saturday.
McKinley Avenue will one day slash through people's property where they live.
It's time to save the United States Postal Service.
Requiring the developers of the proposed 1,650-home Trails of Manteca project to use recycled wastewater to irrigate 75 acres of parkland is a good start but it doesn't go far enough.
There is no law governing what you can and cannot do to the American flag.
I needed a toilet plunger the other day, and life is never good when you need a toilet plunger. And the worse thing is, I did not have one.
Be careful what you ask for in this cold and flu season – you might get a surprise like I did recently after looking just about everywhere for the cough drops I have used for years – the tried and true small boxes of Vicks.
Modesto and Stockton are consistently among the Top 5 cities in the United States for vehicle theft.
What kills more people in the United States: Guns or cars?
Those beautiful blue eyes.
Copperopolis residents are worried sick.
The FESM Fish Dinner is Friday, Feb. 27, at the FESM Hall, 240 N. Main St., Manteca with takeout from 5 to 6 p.m. The doors for the sit-down dinner open at 6 with a dinner of lingcod fish, potatoes, bread, salad, and dessert served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. For tickets contact Frank at 209.595.3558.
The Great Dog Park Debate is back.
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.
Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.
"Welcome to the very first episode of the Central Valley Beat. I am Nina Frisby and…"
Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.
There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.
White Converse All-Star high top basketball shoes.
It was a beautiful day Monday.
PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.
The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.
Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.