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.
What a way to kick off the week: Blue Monday.
Six days from now marks the 163rd anniversary of the most defining event in California history - the discovery of gold by James Marshall at Coloma.
I should have said something, but I didn't.
Between the day she was born and the day she died the world had changed.
The Tidewater Bikeway rates as a true visionary move made by Manteca civic leaders in the 1990s.
January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.
My family thought I had lost it when I moved to Manteca 20 years ago.
There is evil in the world.
India has its sacred cow.
It is illegal to enter the United States without going through the proper channels.
It started with a need to replace a woefully inadequate cheap toilet – with an installation job to match – the bank had put in place in a bid to "modernize" the foreclosure I bought nearly three years ago.
Do we really need a washing machine that e-mails you when it's through with a load of clothes?
PG&E - contrary to the belief of the Marin County Board of Supervisors - is not trying to kill off its customers using electromagnetic radiation.
Does anyone really stick to their New Year resolution?
It's only fitting to start your diatribe about how racist the school system is by making a racist statement of your own.
Connect the dots.
Perhaps you don't like the new medians on Louise Avenue.
I ran for the school board back in the 1990s. My claim to fame was an endorsement from the Stockton Record (the Bulletin does not endorse for local races) and I thought I stood a decent chance. I am not wrong often, but boy did I misjudge that one.
Folks who make their living tossing theories abound about human behavior generally define Millennials as those born between the 1980s and 2000s. Some define Millennials by those who were in their formative years or reached adulthood at the dawn of the 21st century.
Get your dance shoes ready, because the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission is hosting the first middle-school dance of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden West Community Gym! All sixth through eighth graders are invited to dance and have fun with their friends. Bring your school I.D. (or other proof of school attendance), $5 for admission and don't forget about the school dress code! For more info click here:
Rain and snow when it does fall can sometimes inflict painful misery on parts of Manteca and Lathrop.
The chickens have come home to roost.
Out of sight and out of mind.
Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat's feet.
St. Anthony's School is holding its 6th annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. in the school gymnasium located at 323 N. Fremont Ave., with dinner beginning at 7. Wine & cheese tasting is from 6 to 7 followed by marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, music and dancing. You may purchase tickets in the school office for $50 per person. This is an adult-only event and you must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, please call the school at 209.823.4513.
Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?
There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District's Going Digital undertaking.
It's really a simple equation when you boil it all down.