Did you know the Manteca Unified School District has five parcels of property for future school sites? If the district does not develop the properties within a few years, it pays a penalty to the state for removing the property from the property tax stream. So, what are we doing? We are placing a bench on the properties and calling it a roadside rest stop which is considered developing the property.
NEWS ITEM: Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say tried to trade his 74-year-old father's Lincoln for $50 worth of crack cocaine.
Manteca's city leaders may not have realized it but when they took a vote Tuesday night to support South San Joaquin Irrigation District in their bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon they endorsed a plan that will help agriculture survive and thrive in the South County.
Debby Moorhead's decision to join the rest of the Manteca City Council in backing South San Joaquin Irrigation District in the agency's bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon could not have been easy.
The high school experience can be tough on freshmen. For the most part, they've had to adjust to a new school with hallway lockers. This new surroundings may also entail these ninth-grade students jumping from classroom to classroom and, based on their schedule, racing across campus in a matter minutes. In terms of the pecking order, they've gone from the rulers of the school as eighth graders to the new kids on the block. Now, ...
Gina M. Roos had every right to be upset after her recent experience at the East Yosemite Avenue McDonald's in Manteca.
With Friday's eighth anniversary of 9/11, it was time once again to ask the annual question: where would we be, had the attacks never taken place?
In a twist on standard benevolence from those in a superior position the California Legislature taketh away and the California Legislature giveth.
I always thought I would make a good loss prevention officer in a retail store, because everything seems to happen right in front of me.
Isn't the name "California Assembly Ethics Commission" an oxymoron? Orange County Republican Mike Duvall's departure from the cesspool at the State Capitol after he was caught on tape during an appropriation committee hearing bragging about his sexual escapades with a lobbyist for an energy firm barely raised a yawn among Californians who don't expect much anymore from their elected state leaders. Duvall happens to have served on the utilities and commerce committee which explains why ...
Thinking of events, times and places led to some of those people in my past that deserve a little recognition, so here goes.
PG&E is about to make you pay for their negligence. The San Francisco-based for-profit utility along with their partners in crime at Southern California Edison Company, Southern California Gas Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company now want ratepayers to pay for their wrongdoing. PG&E has an application pending that requests authority from the California Public Utilities Commission to recover uninsured costs associated with wildfires. PG&E wants the CPUC to create a wildfire expense ...
Scads of empty Gatorade bottles littered the practice football at Zuckerman Field. That's the one-time summer training camp of the San Francisco 49ers. From the late 1990s to 2002, the University of the Pacific catered to this proud NFL franchise. The Niners held two practice sessions daily free to the public. Bleachers were often scattered with mostly fans trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite players. The blowing of an air horn often signaled ...
When the Democrats put out their health care proposals, they made sure not to forget their friends at ACORN, the organization involved in voter fraud throughout America.
Just how did we let drugs get such a destructive hold on our communities? Credit denial and running away – the two surefire ways to let the cancer spread. This summer a visitor from North Dakota told of how their community was free of crime except for some meth users but police there had that under control. It was a similar line used about two decades ago by Manteca when it came to gangs and ...
"This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis.
People need to stop having heart palpations over Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Meeting a couple of Ripon folks, and one from Linden and another from Tracy was an unexpected pleasure in my brief two days of jury duty this week – especially when four of us just happened to go out to lunch together on Thursday.
FRENCH CAMP – It's a funny thing, this horse racing business.
She's a single mom in her early 30s. She lives in an old farmhouse in an almond orchard five miles east of Manteca. The closest neighbor is a quarter mile of a way but the trees make it impossible to see their home.
Yosemite National Park is not Disneyland.
The aging RV was parked under a stately tree providing relief from the 90-degree midday heat.
Bell bottom pants. Flare-leg pants. Men's rayon tie scarves. Polyester suits.
Call it farmer smarts
How many calories are in 16 ounces of orange juice? Try 220 calories.
Anthony Alcaraz sat forward in his seat, staring quizzically at the track, convinced someone had made a mistake.
Is San Joaquin County business friendly?
I can't stand cigarette smoke.