Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his one-time front porch on Yosemite Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on a school day and surveyed what was in front of him.
There is a small cottage-style jewelry store in the 100 block of Main Street in downtown Ripon that specializes in creating custom new pieces from family heirlooms that have been handed down often from grandparents.
It's time to do the honorable thing. It's time to do the right thing. It's time to do the fiscally wise thing. And it's time to make planning decisions that reflect 21st century realities instead of 20th century textbook planning.
The infamous "Train to Nowhere" - the first segment of the California High Speed Rail Authority line to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco - has changed the rail fortunes of Manteca and possibly Ripon.