The Ripon Almond Blossom Festival can best be described as a "family" in the reunion sense of the word – not just blood kin – but with neighbors, community members coming together from near and far.
Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.
I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.
The party is over.
There's no nice way to put this.
You can use food stamp cards in the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento to buy food at places like Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut.
The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.
Yes, there really was a Lathrop Cemetery.
English may not be the official language of California but the day may be coming when you night not be able to get a government job if you don't speak a second language.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Lathrop High School junior Megan Cai will be contributing stories from time to time to the Bulletin about people and events in the community.
People thought I was crazy when I told them I was moving to Manteca.
President Obama wants to pump up the Internal Revenue Service budget to $13.28 billion via a 9.4 percent increase in funding as part of his austere budget. This will allow the IRS to hire 5,100 more agents.
Having cashiers ask me for my ZIP code in the past has been a small annoyance.
Manteca's municipal leaders and bureaucrats stepped up to the plate when it became clear the economic crisis was going to inundate local government if something wasn't done quickly.
Are you getting any warm and fuzzy feelings about supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to extend $12 billion a year in "temporary" tax increases on personal income tax, sales tax, and vehicle license fees?
To say it isn't a monstrosity would be doing it a disservice.
This holiday, almost upon us, seems to be different, slightly more tension, more pressure, life moving faster.
My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.
We give thanks every day. But Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for the many blessings we have.
Join the 5th annual Thanksgiving in Manteca for a free traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Mountain Mike's Pizza (corner of Main and Louise) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The woman ahead of me in Target was doing her best to distract and confuse the clerk.
I am a PG&E stockholder.
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.