Oakland has $316,000 that the city is not legally entitled to keep.
It was suppose to be a gift of oranges from a backyard tree in Ripon, but it ended up with a lemon pie.
There are 300 million guns in America.
One must wonder what Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the gang that started this grand experiment known as the United States of America would think of the government they created today.
How can you possibly celebrate Christmas in California?
As I look back at the year that is quickly passing, I remember with vivid sharpness the final couplet in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day." It is half of a quatrain I often heard my mom quoting long before I knew the beloved bard's name.
Manteca is receiving $86,250 from Sacramento to fight crime.
Why are high school athletes always placed on a pedestal?
Using federal stimulus funds to energize the economy is a bit like using CPR on an elephant 10 days after it died.
Andrew Bell is an East Union High graduate from a few years back.
Steve Fossett was a successful American businessman and a multi-millionaire. He also was a risk taker.
The California Department of Corrections website calls it a "historic solution" to solving the problem of prisons being revolving doors for low-level criminals. It is also touted as the "cornerstone" of plans to get inmate population to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 13, 2013 as ordered by federal courts.
Artificial or real. It's the seasonal version of the plastic or paper question.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, "Batting the Breeze," in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the Manteca Bulletin. Murphy, who has since passed away, was publisher of the Bulletin at the time. He also served onboard a ship when Pearl Harbor was attacked 71 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941.
Steve Pinkerton, before he left Manteca to assume city manager duties in Davis - the Sacramento Valley beachhead for Berkeley sensibilities - had a trademark mantra. It was simple and to the point: Things are not going to go back to the way they were before.
The battle for the classroom is about to begin.
Rina's Run benefiting the completion of the Ripon High stadium is set for May 13 starting from the Ripon High School track.
Jeffrey Kincaid – now 63 years old – has made his family proud with his spirit and tenacity that went against all odds in the life of ...
It has been nearly a month since newly-elected councilman Ruben Sandoval passed away unexpectedly just two days after he took the oath of office.
A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.
Manteca's mish mash approach to major arterials continues unabated.
It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.
"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...
Big League Dreams won't be the only show in town anymore when it comes to providing a quality indoor soccer facility.
Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.
Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.
I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...
Google will not improve government per se.
Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...