Not one, not two, but three Manteca City Council members Tuesday lamented how Tracy - and Lathrop to a lesser degree - was kicking Manteca's proverbial backside when it comes to the issue that drives everything and was captured so precisely in three words uttered repeatedly by former Mayor Carlon Perry: "Jobs, jobs, jobs."
Environmental Defense in February of 2005 noted 85 percent of the 260,000 acre feet of water San Francisco takes from the Tuloumne River watershed is diverted at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
A love lost with the passing of my wife? No way. Mary Lou is still by my side.
The days of Manteca Unified teachers and administrators communicating with parents almost exclusively with notes or flyers has gone the way of the slide rule.
Manteca's municipal water fortunes will become more and more reliant on how well the South San Joaquin Irrigation District protects and manages its water rights to the middle fork of the Stanislaus River watershed.
Manteca's dog park - due to open by the end of November - won't be a free-for-all.
Ripon will set its water conservation goals at 30 percent.
Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.
Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to support an ultimate population base of between 130,000 and 150,000 people.
Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?
I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.
Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his one-time front porch on Yosemite Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on a school day and surveyed what was in front of him.
The days of getting home, grabbing two bags of chips to snack on while playing video games, and downing a 12-pack of soda a day are long gone for Tyler Beckham.
Manteca is posed to buy $577,000 worth of wetlands credits in the Consumnes River floodplain in Sacramento County in order to develop the proposed 210-acre family entertainment zone.
When it comes to residential landscaping, the City Ripon is seeking to maintain its historic character while using less water as new homes are being built.
It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.
"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...
Big League Dreams won't be the only show in town anymore when it comes to providing a quality indoor soccer facility.
Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.
Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.
I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...
Google will not improve government per se.
Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...
It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.
It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...
I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.
Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...
Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...