The Ripon Almond Blossom Festival can best be described as a "family" in the reunion sense of the word – not just blood kin – but with neighbors, community members coming together from near and far.
Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.
I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.
The party is over.
There's no nice way to put this.
You can use food stamp cards in the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento to buy food at places like Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut.
The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.
Yes, there really was a Lathrop Cemetery.
English may not be the official language of California but the day may be coming when you night not be able to get a government job if you don't speak a second language.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Lathrop High School junior Megan Cai will be contributing stories from time to time to the Bulletin about people and events in the community.
People thought I was crazy when I told them I was moving to Manteca.
President Obama wants to pump up the Internal Revenue Service budget to $13.28 billion via a 9.4 percent increase in funding as part of his austere budget. This will allow the IRS to hire 5,100 more agents.
Having cashiers ask me for my ZIP code in the past has been a small annoyance.
Manteca's municipal leaders and bureaucrats stepped up to the plate when it became clear the economic crisis was going to inundate local government if something wasn't done quickly.
Are you getting any warm and fuzzy feelings about supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to extend $12 billion a year in "temporary" tax increases on personal income tax, sales tax, and vehicle license fees?
Charles Manson is getting married.
Editor's note: Police Chief Nick Obligacion penned the following in response to misinformation circulated on social media as well as on a television station.
You are sweating and feel like you are about to pass out. You feel your body burning and just can't keep going. Right before you are about to quit you hear a voice yelling, "KEEP IT UP! YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO PUSH YOURSELF!" You pause for a second trying to give your body a break and to catch your breath hoping that your trainer isn't looking directly at you. Then you hear that scary voice yelling again, "DON'T STOP! YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING! I DIDN'T SAY TO STOP!" That is when you realize and ...
A lot of things happened on Willie Weatherford's watch.
Remember the fall of October 1973?
On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. "Abe" Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, "Activity During WWII," is an inscription that reads: "8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars."
Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.
Ready for another Manteca City Council election?
You've heard the line so much that it starts to sound like a cliche: It takes a village to raise a child.
What's better than ribs? Ribs and dancing! The New Haven School Community Club annual Rib Dinner and Dance will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. No host cocktails start at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Served will be all-you-can-eat-ribs by Fagundes, bread, salad, potatoes and wine. For more info about tickets go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/14164/
Did the Manteca Unified School District board meet behind closed doors in a bid to change the course of the Nov. 4 election?
Isn't it great to be a criminal these days in California?
Read the fine print.
It's one of those freak things that somebody ends up saying while heavily intoxicated and ends up getting printed simply because it was said.
Barrack Obama is not the Wizard of Oz.