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 the rail fortunes of Manteca and possibly Ripon.
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 Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums that are as much as $25 for every $100 of coverage.
"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. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all."
Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on city streets during the first six months of this year.