California has a $19 billion deficit. The state's water plan for the next 20 years is non-existent. Education from kindergarten to the University of California is in crisis mode.
Cruising – once a rite of passage for Central Valley youth – is now largely a thing of the past.
The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.
It's been more than two years since I checked out a book at the Manteca Branch Library.
Some place along the line we've gotten the impression that police double as private security guards.
The late Bill Perry was mayor during one of Manteca's darkest moments - the closing of Spreckels Sugar that had served as the symbol, if not the heart, of the city's economic strength for over 75 years.
Should those children who are born here to parents illegally in the United States have birthright to American citizenship?
Arizona is being slammed for usurping federal authority and over-exaggerating crime committed by legal immigrants.
You'll notice no one is talking about the 900-pound gorilla in the room with just 96 days to go to the Manteca municipal election.
It isn't a good thing when anyone uses Yosemite Avenue as if it were the main drag in Dodge City at high noon.
There are a number of businesses fleeing California.
It pays to be "homeless" in Manteca – because Mantecans have heart. One young couple is proving that notion as shoppers are repeatedly touched with their imagined plight.
At first glance the DREAM Act stalled on Capitol Hill looks like a nightmare for those who believe America is being turned over to illegal immigrants.
The Manteca City Council on Aug. 3 will have the second reading of an ordinance for the municipal license fees for unfixed dogs that will reduce them from $100 to $50 a year.
There is a trash enclosure behind the Manteca Bulletin with so-called privacy slats.
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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.
The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...
The phrase "affordable housing" is rapidly become a paradox in Manteca.
All Californians are created equal unless you're the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.
It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.
Manteca city staff is so concerned about the safety of part-time people they employ to lock park restrooms in the evening that they'd like ...
Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city's stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are ...
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