I got a call the other night from someone I consider to be my best friend…Sparky Gehres. He is an art teacher at Livingston High School. I think people down there call him "Mark" Gehres, or Mr. Gehres, or Coach Gehres. I know him as Sparky. I never see him enough or talk to him enough…but he just intuitively knows when to call, and when to keep calling until I answer. He has always known when to…not so simply…show up…to call. When each of my parents died. Those first years of teaching, coaching. Trying to ...
Sam Walton's legacy of big box retail isn't what ails downtowns in cities such as Manteca.
Consultants - a genre that knows a thing or two about raising green as in big hefty fees - believe it will cost between $120,000 and $180,000 a year to maintain landscaping they envision for the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange breaking ground in the next few years.
It is time to end the charade.
James Baker lives in Rocklin. His two kids have asthma.
"We all have to go. So enjoy the go." - the latest Quilted Northern toilet paper TV commercial
Afghans shoot and kill American soldiers and burn our flag and we apologize.
The food war is heating up.
Water in Manteca in many locations has gone soft over the past six years.
Take a trip down the backbone of the Sierra to Owens Valley.
Manteca's elected leaders deserve credit for not pushing forward with the wholesale destruction of the Woodward Avenue neighborhood west of South Main Street simply because "the plan" adopted years ago said it was for the greater good.
Stockton is on the verge of becoming the largest American city ever to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
I should be dead or at least severely incapacitated by illness.
The few days that Manteca's medical marijuana clinic was open in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue in 2010 it had quite a few customers seeking relief from "chronic pain."
Here's a sobering statistic: Some 42 percent of all borrowers with mortgages in foreclosure haven't made a loan payment in two years.
It has been almost a year since the Lathrop Police Services motorcycle unit was involved in an accident that totaled the 2014 BMW police motorcycle ...
Work is underway installing water and sewer lines on five acres at the northeast corner of Ripon at River Road and North Ripon Road where ...
Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment ...
In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in ...
"Should we walk to dinner, or should we take a cab?"
Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of ...
California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.
As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a ...
It may go down as the biggest unintended consequences in Manteca history.
A fundraising walk and run along the banks of the San Joaquin River on Sunday, April 30, will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Manteca Unified high school students starting next fall will be able to take Delta College classes after school at Weston Ranch High and Sierra High.
Walker Vick didn't know quite what to expect when he came to Manteca in 1959 for his first teaching job at Manteca High School.
It was a solemn assembly in the Lathrop High School gym where a funeral was staged honoring the memory of those students "killed" in an ...
Manteca has a crack epidemic.
There is no other way to say this.