He's a young man. He works an honest day doing construction work. And he's about as clean-cut as you can get - no sagging pants, fairly well-groomed, polite, and hardworking.
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.
The advantage of working past midnight – if you want to call it that – is you become familiar with a Manteca few see.
Journey Church, 444 Argonaut St., Manteca is having a Trunk or Treat on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or whenever the candy runs out. Admission is free and costumes are OK. If it rains, it will move inside the church. Price: FREE
You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.
In the face of computer technology rushing forward faster than lighting speed, it is refreshing to know that reports of the demise of public libraries are extremely exaggerated.
It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.
Ready for a flashback?
IONE – The premise itself was enough to send chills down my spine.
Panhandling has gone high tech.
Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.
Venture Academy's third annual Wine Tasting event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delicato Winery. Proceeds support the visual and performing arts program. Tickets are $25. For more info or to purchase tickets contact Dionne McDonald at email@example.com.
Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?
My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.
Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?