The photo above shows the condition of the landscaping on Atherton Drive just south of the Bass Pro Shop. Last week's Bulletin article about landscaping standards noted that this area hasn't been adequately maintained by the contractor and the City hasn't provided the proper oversight to make sure the contractor maintains the landscaping.
Go out along Wellington Avenue on a Wednesday or Thursday morning and you'll see two to five men at work.
Years ago, I had a chance to visit the baseball shrine in Cooperstown, New York.
The City of Lathrop should be cautioned against ever opening a casino.
I first met them about a year ago last year. They were the epitome of youth: energetic, exuberant, poised to conquer the world, eager to learn and experience everything that they can possibly learn and experience while deeply rooted in the moral compass and Christian ethics instilled in them by their parents.
Want to make educarts - those educators who morph into bureaucrats - squirm?
Is the city not making an effort to procure affordable housing in Manteca? Not exactly.
The day of reckoning is about to arrive.
The old walled city of Manteca was a forbidding place.
To access City Manager Steve Pinkerton's blog go to www.ci.manteca.ca.us/blog/
It's too bad President Obama didn't pick Jim Muthart as the architect of his stimulus plan to get the economy rolling again instead of Tim Geithner.
Transparency is now all the rage at all levels of government.
A photograph of Candlestick Park is thumb-tacked on the wall facing the desk of reporter Jason Campbell.
You've got to love some newspaper reporters.
What's the name of Manteca's official flower?
It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.
I still feel guilty.
Where's the outrage?
It's time to go shopping! The Ripon Senior Center (422 S. Wilma Ave.) is holding its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local crafters and bakers, so come by and do some early Christmas shopping or pick up a yummy dessert for Thanksgiving.
Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing Californians billions upon billions of dollars and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.
Charles Manson is getting married.
Editor's note: Police Chief Nick Obligacion penned the following in response to misinformation circulated on social media as well as on a television station.
You are sweating and feel like you are about to pass out. You feel your body burning and just can't keep going. Right before you are about to quit you hear a voice yelling, "KEEP IT UP! YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO PUSH YOURSELF!" You pause for a second trying to give your body a break and to catch your breath hoping that your trainer isn't looking directly at you. Then you hear that scary voice yelling again, "DON'T STOP! YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING! I DIDN'T SAY TO STOP!" That is when you realize and ...
A lot of things happened on Willie Weatherford's watch.
Remember the fall of October 1973?
On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."
Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.
Ready for another Manteca City Council election?
You've heard the line so much that it starts to sound like a cliche: It takes a village to raise a child.