There are 300 million guns in America.
One must wonder what Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the gang that started this grand experiment known as the United States of America would think of the government they created today.
How can you possibly celebrate Christmas in California?
As I look back at the year that is quickly passing, I remember with vivid sharpness the final couplet in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day." It is half of a quatrain I often heard my mom quoting long before I knew the beloved bard's name.
Manteca is receiving $86,250 from Sacramento to fight crime.
Why are high school athletes always placed on a pedestal?
Using federal stimulus funds to energize the economy is a bit like using CPR on an elephant 10 days after it died.
Andrew Bell is an East Union High graduate from a few years back.
Steve Fossett was a successful American businessman and a multi-millionaire. He also was a risk taker.
The California Department of Corrections website calls it a "historic solution" to solving the problem of prisons being revolving doors for low-level criminals. It is also touted as the "cornerstone" of plans to get inmate population to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 13, 2013 as ordered by federal courts.
Artificial or real. It's the seasonal version of the plastic or paper question.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, "Batting the Breeze," in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the Manteca Bulletin. Murphy, who has since passed away, was publisher of the Bulletin at the time. He also served onboard a ship when Pearl Harbor was attacked 71 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.
Steve Pinkerton, before he left Manteca to assume city manager duties in Davis - the Sacramento Valley beachhead for Berkeley sensibilities - had a trademark mantra. It was simple and to the point: Things are not going to go back to the way they were before.
Gas - as one billboard along Moffat Boulevard proclaimed last summer - is $1.10 per gallon.
The great thing about growing old is growing old.
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My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.
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Lathrop gets its fair share of traffic thanks to Interstate 5 that flows from Mexico to the Canadian border.
The City of Ripon took a big step forward towards a "First Responder Appreciation Day" last week.
The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2018.
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Two Manteca brothers were killed riding motorcycles at a high rate of speed late Sunday afternoon after slamming into a roundabout.
The runaway train may have stopped just short of the proverbial cliff.