A small but growing number of motorists seem unable to comprehend what an emergency vehicle - especially a fire engine - coming at them on a road with lights flashing and sirens wailing means.
Out of touch pretty much describes the majority of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors when it comes to the South County.
Being a news junkie, I'm glued to the cable networks. Wedged between the peccadilloes of badly behaving starlets and inappropriately tweeted photos, the anchor brings in two political panelists to discuss the upcoming election (Already? Really? Oy!) To feign "balance" he has a GOP strategist and his Democratic counterpart (as if there are only two sides to a story – but don't get me started). I don't remember the first question, and frankly, it doesn't matter; but what I do recall was once the argument commenced, it became animated without delay. Lots of energy and of course ...
More than 40,000 prisoners are having their sentences reduced in California either due to a decree by the U.S. Supreme Court or as a cost saving move by the state legislature.
One's heart goes out to the families of the seven men missing from the fishing boat tragedy on July 3 in the Sea of Cortez.
It will now cost $5,742 a year in tuition to attend a California State University campus full-time.
If I'm ever in Monroeville in Pennsylvania, I intend to stop at McDain's Restaurant.
Environmental perfection will be the death of the Middle Class.
They were not just the tallest structures in Manteca as they soared 15 stories above the ground.
The future of agriculture can be found a few miles south of Manteca.
My, but we've become a grouchy lot, haven't we? Maybe it's climate change, or the economy; who knows? It could be the alignment of the stars for all I know, but we've got our cranky pants hitched on and we're wearing 'em a little too snug around our sensitive parts.
Look around you.
Competition in public education is about to arrive in Manteca.
A private neighborhood park.
It's a question no one asks: How big should Manteca ultimately get?
So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?
There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.
It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.
The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.
Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.
PG&E is paying $300 million too much for the 2,425 violations of federal and state safety rules in connection with an investigation following the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes.
Amanda Buhay could have died in mid-December in a Manteca High classroom.
I miss the good old days.
I love books. I taught myself to read at the age of 5 and haven't put a book down ever since. As a child I won several "Queen of Children's Readers" contests held at the local library, where they kept track of every book I borrowed, and several years in a row I came close to the number 300.
As strange as it might sound, Manteca is ahead of the curve when it comes to stepping up its game to conserve water.
Once upon a time in a quaint little place called California a young person between 16 and 17 years of age could get an entry level job with ease.
I have gone without lawns for six years.
Manteca's elected leaders are about to spend the last $2.3 million they're likely to have for a long, long time- if not for ever - to help leverage affordable housing for the very low income and the low income.
I do not view athletes as heroes.
My name is Captain Scott Souza, United States Air Force (retired), born and raised in our small town of Manteca.