Rancho Seco twin towers soar 55 stories above the ground in Herald some 40 miles north of Manteca.
So is redevelopment a good thing?
Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.
One can easily come up with perhaps more than a dozen reasons to preserve Caswell State Memorial Park from budget-beleaguered, cost-cutting-crazy California. As everyone probably knows by now, the Golden State's more than 200 state parks are being eyed by the powers-that-be in Sacramento as one of the convenient cuts that could be done to trim the $27 billion deficit.
One Saturday night three years ago Manteca Police were running a fairly routine sobriety checkpoint on Yosemite Avenue just past Powers Avenue.
Last Friday, one week following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, I heard a fascinating broadcast. A fisherman had been out to sea just before the disaster stuck. Noticing whirlpools in the water, he headed for shore and ran to his home. By then, the sirens were blaring and the villagers were already evacuating toward the hills. Driving as fast as he could, without time even to save his most valuable property, he fell quickly in line with the vehicles ascending the principal route out of town.
It seems like merely days ago the public dialogue bounced between the skyrocketing price of groceries and gasoline; the rising up of working people in the mid east - as well as our own mid west; and the rambings of a seemingly unstable, implausibly garrulous celebrity whose veins course with "dragon's blood." It seems like just days ago because, well, it was.
Here's some food for thought for municipal leaders in the South County: What if corporate fast food companies piggyback on city efforts to "help people make a living" via food vending trucks?
Some $220 million annually in sales tax is not being collected by California cities and counties.
McKinley Avenue expressway is far from dead.
It was panhandling central.
Responsible pit bull owners do have a point.
LATHROP – Once I became a junior in high school there wasn't a week that went by that I didn't eat at a taco truck with my friends.
So what has 17,838 more Manteca residents brought us?
South San Joaquin County has a mixture of four expanding cities and a growing job base with an even brighter outlook that is destined to clash with vibrant agricultural endeavors.
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 ...
No one should find joy in ITT Technical Institute pulling the plug on its 130 plus campuses including the Lathrop location that has been around ...
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 ...
There's a measure on the ballot you're going to want to pay extra attention to on Nov. 8.
Cows fart. Cows belch.
Who killed the modest proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $400 million in state money to subsidize affordable housing?
The best advice I have for the Manteca City Council when it comes to library services is this: Take Stephen Breacain's suggestion to heart.
It was the sweetest music Jose Baron ever heard.
The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.
Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...
Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...
The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.
"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...
Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.