"Isn't this why we live in California?" - Teen Grant Bryson commenting on the 90-degree temperatures and sunshine
I have never been a fan of beauty pageants.
RIPON - Two young boys – one 13 and the other 14 – definitely won't be bored during their summer vacations.
Four shootings, seven wounded - two seriously - in six days.
My son sent me a commencement speech that was recently given at a high school in Pennsylvania. It was a rather lengthy speech, but if it had to be summed up in a few words, these would be them: None of us are special. While that may fly in the face of all the self-help gurus we have here in the Golden State, it is true. We are part of the world – it is not part of us.
Just the concept of Alzheimer's and dementia is something that elicits negative feelings. Nobody wants to think about what it would be like to forget who you are or the life that you lived – the very identity that you work so hard to craft during your years on this planet.
Luck is running out for Stockton.
The party, as they say, is over.
Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.
Lowe's spent close to $400,000 and two years on environmental studies to gain approval to build a 140,000-square-foot store on the northeast corner of the 120 Bypass and Airport Way in Manteca.
How do you get a $290,000 a year pension?
Last Thursday evening, I found myself at Los Angeles' Academy of Motion Picture and Arts on Wilshire Boulevard. There, a battle-front of cameras fired volley after volley at the prestigious actors and actresses about to enter the premiere screening of their soon-to-be famous movie. I had already seen the epic historical drama at a publicity preview in Modesto. But this would be different. Seated among benefactors, nuns and missionaries, priests and a few bishops, I took in, tearfully and with tremendous gratitude, the story once again. The film: "For Greater Glory". The topic: the Mexican Catholic resistance, first peaceful, then ...
It seems simple and straightforward.
Who ever thought drinking a 32-ounce Big Gulp could one day constitute an act of civil disobedience?
I was sincerely hoping that I would be able to recount to my son that just months after he was born the San Francisco Giants ...
If you are a renter and are worried you will be priced out of your home or apartment in Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, or Lathrop then ...
The experiment isn't working.
It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 ...
The City of Manteca has tried pursuing a better downtown six times since 1963 by employing the same strategy - hiring a consultant to help determine ...
Shots were fired during a large crowd fight at 1:40 a.m. Saturday outside a North Main Street pub with one man being dragged ...
Several times a month, those associated with the California Connections Academy @ Ripon will take timeout from their regular routine to attend field trips.
I have a neighbor a few blocks over that has a few choice words about the Manteca City Council that I cannot repeat.
The lunacy of California water regulations and how the Sacramento burecarcy functions in a Twilight Zone that would turn Rod Sterling's hair white with ...
Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?
It was 35 minutes of pure bliss.
They are among the best and brightest in Manteca Unified schools.
Walk onto any Manteca Unified campus today and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a cell phone.
Every time a home closes escrow at River Islands at Lathrop, $5,000 is paid into an account designed to lure employers to the planned ...
Lathrop voters on Nov. 8 will elect three City Council members.