January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.
Managing a bust is perhaps more important than directing a boom.
I've paid for a new roof as well as a new fence that I stained by hand. I painted the outside and ripped out most of the inside carpet. I tore down an outbuilding and ripped out brick flower beds as well as two concrete pathways. I've ripped up four trees and the grass in the back yard and removed the grass and three trees in the front yard. I've planted seven trees and 128 shrubs so far.
The major banks – the real players in shaping America's housing market – should not be allowed to return to their old ways.
Envision Manteca with 80,000 residents and a central district that is thriving.
I remember once catching a glimpse of my father actually running.
Remember the name Frank Roesch.
It was a surreal scene.
Ten years ago the hottest ticket in Manteca was to the Party of the Century at Kelley Brothers.
It was only a pigeon – but it had heart.
What happens when modern technology hits a snag?
It's time to stop pontificating.
A few years back a church opened in the 100 block of West Yosemite Avenue.
A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.
For years, the folks of Weneedjobsville believed in Santanomics.
Don't let anybody tell you anything different.
My dad was always very proud of his raven black hair and raven black mustache. When his 40th birthday rolled around, the first gray hair appeared. But he didn't get discouraged by the obvious sign of aging. He simply got his hair and mustache colored the darkest shade of black during his regular hair trim every month. He turned 60 this February and he looks as good as always, with only few people knowing his secret.
You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."
Ever been audited by the IRS?
He introduced himself as Keith.
A drive-thru dinner fund-raiser at Fagundes Meats for the family of Manteca High School student and accident victim Jonathan Loon is Thursday, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. For $15, you can purchase a dinner consisting of tri-tip, ¼ chicken, scalloped potatoes, Italian green beans, a roll and butter.
We were bicycling along North Murphy Road nearing the last farmhouse before connecting with Mariposa Road when two mean looking and snarling German Shepherds starting chasing us down.
Kim Komenich lost his mother when he was 18 years old. He had graduated from Manteca High and was attending Modesto Junior College at the time. Two years later his father died.
The Vandals' sacking and looting of Rome in 455 was amateur hour compared to what the Meth Heads are doing to Manteca.
A band of grass roots marchers hoping for major political financial reform walked into Ripon and Manteca over the weekend in memory of the late Cesar Chavez' effort years ago that sought a better life for his beleaguered farm workers in the Central Valley.
Want to see how cost effective local government can be?
OMG do u believe this?
Scott Johnson has the worst handicap of all.
Manteca doesn't need $10 an hour jobs.
Some years ago, I wrote a column on Father's Day that was well received by quite a few fathers I know. Following is a rewrite with a few changes for this year.