The Manteca Firefighters Association is arguably the most powerful and influential force in Manteca politics.
Washington's much ballyhooed program aimed at helping struggling homeowners is highly successful in at least one aspect - it has given those not in financial trouble the ability to walk away from homes that are underwater without literally paying the price.
Call it the tale of two bars.
Tracy has a sports complex that they are making payments on.
It was a discovery that rattled the tenant and even surprised Manteca Police.
The San Joaquin Valley has a long love-hate relationship with railroads.
Imane Boudlal is a devout Muslim who happens to work as a restaurant hostess at the Disneyland Resort's Grand Californian hotel in Anaheim.
I'm amazed that my older brother Ron can even hear.
Aqua Spa & Pool went belly-up this past week.
The latest installment in "Government Gone Wild" - the ongoing epic California reality disaster show produced in Sacramento - has a new twist.
Union Pacific Railroad unleashed what critics are dubbing "the monster train" on unsuspecting Southern Californians earlier this year.
It was a heady time for Northern California.
Uncle Sam owns 45.3 percent of California's land mass.
Friday night football is the game at its purest form.
Next time you go to verbally beat up a teacher, take a deep breath.
It pays not to campaign.
Rummage for success! A rummage sale supporting special needs classroom activities at Manteca High School will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school parking lot at 450 E. Yosemite. What treasure will you score?
You don't want your son or daughter to meet William Walter Nichols.
The scariest day of the year has finally arrived - Election Day.
My mom was mom.
The advantage of working past midnight – if you want to call it that – is you become familiar with a Manteca few see.
Journey Church, 444 Argonaut St., Manteca is having a Trunk or Treat on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or whenever the candy runs out. Admission is free and costumes are OK. If it rains, it will move inside the church. Price: FREE
You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.
In the face of computer technology rushing forward faster than lighting speed, it is refreshing to know that reports of the demise of public libraries are extremely exaggerated.
It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.
Ready for a flashback?
IONE – The premise itself was enough to send chills down my spine.
Panhandling has gone high tech.
Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.