One of the political givens is that downtown is dying and that it is on the verge of turning into blight hell and will strip Manteca of its cultural and moral soul so therefore the city needs to pump in truckloads of money to save it from becoming Fort Apache as in the South Bronx.
One of the biggest concerns of our citizens is crime in their community. We read the newspaper stories about gang activity and then see an article that says crime is down. It makes you wonder how both can be true. I thought it might help to know how and why the Police Department tracks crime in Manteca.
I grew up during a time when coaches believed that taking a salt tablet was effective in dealing with dehydration.
There is a 900-pound-gorilla in the governor's race for California, but contrary to assertions by the Manteca Bulletin, it is hardly unions representing California workers.
Is anybody worth $6.41 a minute?
Getting Californians back to work won't happen in significant numbers until Sacramento finally comes to grips with the basic lesson of the Great Recession: Economic health can't be sustained from spending beyond your means.
Meg Whitman is definitely getting the best produced political hit commercials money can buy.
"Why did they try to keep it a secret for so long, and now release the figure out of nowhere? Our schools are hurting, students are hurting, and to charge that kind of money for a speech I still feel is a bit absurd." - Ashli Briggs, a 23-year-old California State University at Stanislaus political science major as quoted by the Associated Press concerning the release of how much Sarah Palin was paid to speak in Turlock.
The house of my youth is currently on the market.
Richard Behling believes government has no business being in landscape maintenance.
There was something about the bird that stopped me in my tracks.
The 900-pound gorilla in the Nov. 2 race for governor isn't Meg Whitman.
State Sen. Lois Wolk should have no problem selling folks in southwest rural Manteca that the Proposition 18 water bond is a gigantic waste of money.
Josh had vague memories of Yosemite.
Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . .
My apologies to the late Huell Howser on my impressions of downtown Lodi having that "wow" factor.
We are told 28-year-old carpet kept together with duct tape is deteriorating the quality of classroom education in Manteca Unified.
Come out to the Petsmart in Manteca and find your new furry friend on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. because the Stockton Animal Shelter will be displaying adoptable dogs of all sizes, color, and breeds. If you've been looking for your purrrrfect snuggle buddy, now is your chance, plus this weekend ALL adoptions are free.
They're sleek. They're cutting edge. They're today.
Roem Baur had it all on Tuesday night.
Stockton Police are alleging Manteca Unified School District board member Sam Fant is a person of interest in an Internet café gambling operation.
Water is water, right?
There is no delicate way to put this. The folks who run the City of Manteca day-to-day are out of touch with the people they serve.
"People have a right to privacy."
What are you doing this weekend?
I plan on fighting crime Saturday night.
People, they say, get the government they ask for.
Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.
A group of moms are demanding changes in their central east Manteca neighborhood after what happened to 11-year-old Hunter Davis and his sibling. They want it cleaned up and they are looking to the Manteca Police and City of Manteca to make that happen.