Out on East Yosemite beyond the Highway 99 interchange is the twilight zone. It is where Caltrans has jurisdiction over four lanes of pavement – plus the continuous left turn lane – that runs through East Manteca. Caltrans calls the shots although they weigh the City of Manteca's input. Keep this in mind when you hear rumblings over the no left turn lane out of El Rancho Mobile Home Park. First, here's how it all ...
How do you say thanks? It's a question worth pondering as millions of turkeys give their all for an American tradition older than the republic itself. Most of us -myself included - have a hideous tendency to act as if we have it rough. Guess again. The bounty we enjoy in America today is still unparalleled in the annals of civilization. You can pull out a statistic here or there about other "more progressive" countries ...
The writing on the wall started to shine through the minute that East Union High School and Community Choir Instructor Anne Talcott told her that she had been one of the best in the competition.
While dining last week at a nearby fast-food restaurant, I couldn't help but notice a homeless man approaching the self-service fountain drink counter.
Manteca has 12 less police officers today than it did 40 days ago. Do not get angry with the Manteca Police Officers Association or the Manteca City Council. No one saw this one coming. Not the police, not elected leaders, and very few of the people who make a living monitoring the economy and guiding United States government forecasts. Manteca was riding strong on the growth spurt. The Manteca Police Officers Association – among other ...
There are a number of "city slickers" and tekkies who are convinced farmers are so 19th century when it comes to thinking and being stewards of the earth.
Why am I digging into my pockets to donate to next week's Boys & Girls Club Telethon?
I had a chance to be the guy behind the news camera. In this case, it was for a good cause as News 10 traffic reporter Angel Cardenas accepted the Give Every Child A Chance tutoring challenge, squaring off against the team led by site coordinator Kevin Allred this past Wednesday. No stranger to this sort of stuff, Cardenas, who's been with the Sacramento ABC affiliate since 2001, has taken on various challenges during his ...
A letter to the editor was posted in the Manteca Bulletin on Nov. 14 regarding the downtown area and whether there is a "clear vision" for its future.
Back in the mid-1960s a government study determined the artificial sweetener known as cyclamates can cause cancer.
California is in a world of hurt. We have overextended government to the point we can no longer afford it.
I am a firm believer that verifiable facts are the components to getting to the real bottom line of any situation. When rumors, innuendo, and spin are entered into the equation, the water becomes muddied and the true bottom line of anything being analyzed can be difficult to discover. Throw some politics into the mix and you can end up with a lot of confusion. Why some individuals prefer to muddy the water can be a mystery, and I'm sure their reasons are varied and many.
SACRAMENTO - I had always wondered about the much ado made over group bicycling. That was until last Friday's ride along the American River Bike Path. A group consisting of a few members of the spin class at my local fitness club took up an invitation from instructor Angela Leonardo. A no-show at the morning session scheduled earlier that day due to car problems, she still managed to get the word out that the planned ...
The devil, they say, is in the details. News that the Republican National Committee staff has been providing insurance coverage for their employees since 1991 that includes paying the tab for elective abortions has thoroughly embarrassed the Grand Old Party's top policy and campaign strategy wonks. GOP National Chairman Michael Steele after being informed that the RNC was providing its employees with coverage for elective abortions ordered the insurance provision cancelled immediately. Now those who ...
Back in the days when Manteca Police referred to Pennebaker Apartments as the police substation due to multiple calls on a daily basis, it should have been clear what ails California is the fact the wealthiest counties in this state often dump their problems on the poorest.
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Remember the good old days?
Before I met Robbie - a lanky, shy sixth grader who attended Sequoia School - I did things like raise money for the Boys & Girls Club because I thought it made sense. It was the right thing to do. It made me feel good. That type of thing.
Last year when I made my annual pilgrimage to my mom's house to watch the New Year's college bowl festival at her neighbor's house, I told her that for the first time in recent memory I was not counting down the days until the calendar could be turned to start a new year because I was anxious to shed myself of the last one. I told her that for once, things had not been too bad and life was all right.
Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.
Get ready for PG&E rate hike Armageddon.
Clean air, or perhaps more precisely, environmental perfection is the killer of blue collar head-of-household jobs in the San Joaquin Valley.
Joann Jamerson asked a simple question: Why do I buy a $75 ticket each year to the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair if I rarely go?