The caller was to the point: "Manteca is such a wonderful town but could you tell me why the drivers seem to be so rude?"
I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for my consumption of soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.
You live in Manteca's city limits so why should you worry about the financial health of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District?
So how can restoring the commercial Chinook salmon fishing threaten the future of South County almond farmers?
Manteca Unified Student Trust is a solid non-profit that's working for kids.
Touching a mom's heart on Mothers' Day with memories of her devotion to her children over the years is as easy using as pen and paper or a computer key board.
If deprivation was a successful weight loss strategy, obesity would be obliterated.
Remember the folks back in the early 1970s who said loosening school dress codes would destroy Western Civilization as we then knew it?
They won't be waiting for Superman Monday at the corner of Louise Avenue and Main Street.
The South County's next public school could open with space for 700 kindergarten through eighth grade students but without a single "local" student sitting in a desk.
Recent articles in the Modesto Bee concerning their municipal golf courses and their continued financial troubles are almost a mirror image of the City of Stockton and their municipal golf courses. They continue to require General Fund money to keep them operational. And we are not talking about a small sum. Modesto reports their golf courses will require some $400,000 to $500,000 of General Fund dollars to keep them open this next fiscal year. Now where Stockton is attempting to lease their golf courses to private management, Modesto is actually considering closing two of their courses. The simple ...
Wilson Park tucked behind the Post Office where Manteca and Sycamore avenues converge before meeting Center Street isn't the city's smallest park. That honor goes to appropriately named Mini Park that was created beneath a PG&E power tower on the southeast corner of Elm Avenue and North Street just three blocks away.
If there was something the schools could do to improve your child's safety and it wasn't being done, most parents would probably be hopping mad.
Modern or traditional is the question.
It appears that there may be people on Gov. Jerry Brown's staff who are keeping him from becoming aware of the consequences of pursuing the plan formerly endorsed by the Schwarzenegger administration.
What you are about to read is perhaps the most politically incorrect thing you could say during the drought: It is time to let the Delta smelt go.
It's come down to this: Death penalty foes who have consistently done everything they can to block California from executing those on death row now want the death penalty declared unconstitutional because the state doesn't put them to death quick enough. They argue lingering on death row for an uncertain execution is cruel and inhumane punishment.
Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.
Toya Graham is my nominee for mother of the year.
Judge Tony Agbayani has quite a right hook when it comes to driving home to high school seniors the serious consequences of drinking and climbing behind the wheel.
"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Quote attributed to Pogo in the comic strip by the same name
Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson ran for the Manteca Unified School District listing their occupation as "educators."
"Sitting on the beam of the trestle, just watching the striped bass roll on in" – Not Otis Redding
Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.
There were 2,843 single family homes destroyed and another 437 apartments lost.
Death and taxes.
Roads wear out. Bridges fail after a number of years. Sewer lines deteriorate.
Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.
So what's going to be costlier when it comes to your pocketbook - the drought or a hypothetical 200-year flood event?
The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.