A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.
A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.
For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.
Enough is enough.
Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer is still one of my favorite Christmas television specials.
Ripon's very own Santa and Mrs. Claus have added Christmas cheer in town for the last 24 years only to be sidelined by a serious double bout with the flu this yuletide season.
There are grumblings from the PG&E camp that the Boys & Girls Club board has endorsed the South San Joaquin Irrigation District in its bid to takeover the PG&E retail system in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon with the objective of reducing rates 15 percent across the board.
Visiting places like Bodie – the fabled eastern Sierra mining ghost town that is now a state park – makes me a bit uneasy.
They huff and they puff over global warming, the budget, the prison system, and education.
As a kid, I thought it was just weird.
I now know where the phrase "ice water running through your veins" comes from.
If there was ever a time that schools need the full support of the public it is now.
Sue Inglish has no problem eating wild game for supper, whether it is served indoors or outdoors.
It wasn't too many years ago that Manteca was the laughingstock of the Northern San Joaquin Valley thanks to a dysfunctional city council.
He seemed a nice enough of a young man.
Old-fashioned Americana, some claim, is passé.
The world isn't just about you or I.
Martha Grisham was truly a big part of Manteca's heart and soul through much of her 91 years before she passed away on Christmas Eve.
Pain is relative. In my case it's a first cousin.