January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.
Managing a bust is perhaps more important than directing a boom.
I've paid for a new roof as well as a new fence that I stained by hand. I painted the outside and ripped out most of the inside carpet. I tore down an outbuilding and ripped out brick flower beds as well as two concrete pathways. I've ripped up four trees and the grass in the back yard and removed the grass and three trees in the front yard. I've planted seven trees and 128 shrubs so far.
The major banks – the real players in shaping America's housing market – should not be allowed to return to their old ways.
Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.
I remember once catching a glimpse of my father actually running.
Remember the name Frank Roesch.
It was a surreal scene.
Ten years ago the hottest ticket in Manteca was to the Party of the Century at Kelley Brothers.
It was only a pigeon – but it had heart.
What happens when modern technology hits a snag?
It's time to stop pontificating.
A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.
A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.
For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.
Connect the dots.
Perhaps you don't like the new medians on Louise Avenue.
I ran for the school board back in the 1990s. My claim to fame was an endorsement from the Stockton Record (the Bulletin does not endorse for local races) and I thought I stood a decent chance. I am not wrong often, but boy did I misjudge that one.
Folks who make their living tossing theories abound about human behavior generally define Millennials as those born between the 1980s and 2000s. Some define Millennials by those who were in their formative years or reached adulthood at the dawn of the 21st century.
Get your dance shoes ready, because the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission is hosting the first middle-school dance of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden West Community Gym! All sixth through eighth graders are invited to dance and have fun with their friends. Bring your school I.D. (or other proof of school attendance), $5 for admission and don't forget about the school dress code! For more info click here:
Rain and snow when it does fall can sometimes inflict painful misery on parts of Manteca and Lathrop.
The chickens have come home to roost.
Out of sight and out of mind.
Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat's feet.
St. Anthony's School is holding its 6th annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. in the school gymnasium located at 323 N. Fremont Ave., with dinner beginning at 7. Wine & cheese tasting is from 6 to 7 followed by marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, music and dancing. You may purchase tickets in the school office for $50 per person. This is an adult-only event and you must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, please call the school at 209.823.4513.
Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?
There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District's Going Digital undertaking.
It's really a simple equation when you boil it all down.
Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.