By WILLIAM DRAA
I've heard tell that dog owners (or "guardians" as some prefer) look like their dogs. I did not realize with how much haste that transpires.
Having a garage sale this weekend?
Tom Hanks is the quintessential Hollywood Nice Guy. Even when he plays a gangster, he's a very nice gangster. And that's why audiences flock to see his movies.
"It is what it is." - Stephen Schluer, president, Manteca Police Officers Association
Everything you need to know about the federal government you can learn in a Manteca Unified school cafeteria this fall.
Ripon is a true valley town with a strong sense of Americana that at times seems of another era.
If PG&E happens to electrocute you, burn your house down, or start a wildfire that wipes out your crop they want to be able to do so without worrying about being held liable for your death or losses.
Get ready for a taste of Kabul at night.
It was, if you will, a Declaration of Reality.
There's been talk of marriage but it never got past the pre-nuptials.
Few people can say that their job is also their daily source of inspiration. Julie De Araujo is one of these lucky few.
I've had a revelation.
Downtown Manteca needs a voice.
I had been a homeowner for 12 years when I went to rent an apartment seven years ago.
The Inn by the Station is not the Rose Motel of yesteryear or even of five years ago.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.
I get it now.
Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?
What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?
Once in a great while, someone crosses your path and leaves such an impression that enriches your view of life and makes you appreciate even more the values that should be held near and dear.
They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.
McParland School's Pancake/Omelet Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 1601 Northgate Dr. from 7 to 11 a.m. More than 30 baskets and a handmade quilt will be available for raffle, and proceeds from the event will benefit the eighth grade class. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more info, please call 209.858.7290.
Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.
It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.
All four of Manteca's City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.
Politicians – or elected officials as they like to call themselves – tend to grow thicker skin as time goes on.
Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.
The young mom was elated.
College professors often think out loud.