The Central Valley Water Project implemented during the Great Recession helped lift the lot of the poor in the San Joaquin Valley by providing the means to turn fields into fertile farmland.
It is a sign of the times.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Historic police cars and other emergency vehicles dating back to a 1930 CHP Model A Ford were to be expected in Ripon on Saturday.
The smartest decision made by the Manteca City Council during the past 10 years?
Loan sharks have gone uptown.
Every three weeks I spend part of my Saturday at the Delta Blood Bank facility in Modesto.
I was making my inaugural climb.
Wisps of dust spiraled upward from among orchards in the almond triangle formed by Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as man and machine swept fallen nuts Friday.
There's a lot of angst about the possibility the former Whitaker Home at East Yosemite and Commerce avenues could be razed and replaced with a McDonald's fast food joint.
PG&E's disaster du jour happened in a city where they are not the power supplier.
I abhor saggy pants. I firmly believe it is the height of rudeness to show the public what your underwear looks like or - worse yet - where the sun shouldn't be shining.
It was better than experiencing one of Disneyland's "E-rides" of old, being invited to be part of a breakfast reunion with my longtime family doc and several of his former office support staff.
The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."
Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.
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Ripon's small town character could be in jeopardy.
California - for the time being - is still a place where the working class can survive.
Everyone has their favorite time of year. For a lot of people – maybe even most people – it is the holidays.
Manteca has had seven directly elected mayors - Trena Kelley, Jack Snyder, Frank Warren, Bill Perry, Carlon Perry, Willie Weatherford and now Steve DeBrum.
". . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among ...
The American Legion Post 249 has a problem.
It's a nice toasty 100 degrees plus today.
Kim Davis is not a hero.
Did you wake up with a roof over your head this morning?
Every house I've lived in except one has been adjacent to an alley.
What is arguably the safest place to be in California?
Pain is relative.
If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.
State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.
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