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.
What kills more people in the United States: Guns or cars?
Shortly after arriving in Manteca in 1991 I was told by several people of how some Bay Area counties would "pay" welfare recipients to help them move to the Central Valley by providing everything from bus tickets to assistance with getting an apartment.
Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.
The young mom was elated.
College professors often think out loud.
American Legion Post 249 is staging a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6. Tickets are $13 per person. For tickets, call Penny at 209.470.8691.
McDonald's isn't my kind of place.
Here we go again.
We are de-evolving.
Want to see what $250,000 plus in government waste looks like?
California State Sen. Ed Hernandez wants to take rights away from legal adults.
That's life, that's what all the people say
It was a beautiful Saturday morning and my wife and I were going to be heading to San Francisco with her aunt and uncle to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city.
Driving eastbound on the 120 Bypass is akin to riding into the Valley of Death.
Netflix - the primary whiner behind the successful campaign to get the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet by pushing the concept of net neutrality - is having second thoughts.
I had just finished a way-too-short visit meandering around Mono Pass.
Let's cut to the chase.