Every three weeks I spend part of my Saturday at the Delta Blood Bank facility in Modesto.
I was making my inaugural climb.
Wisps of dust spiraled upward from among orchards in the almond triangle formed by Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as man and machine swept fallen nuts Friday.
There's a lot of angst about the possibility the former Whitaker Home at East Yosemite and Commerce avenues could be razed and replaced with a McDonald's fast food joint.
PG&E's disaster du jour happened in a city where they are not the power supplier.
I abhor saggy pants. I firmly believe it is the height of rudeness to show the public what your underwear looks like or - worse yet - where the sun shouldn't be shining.
It was better than experiencing one of Disneyland's "E-rides" of old, being invited to be part of a breakfast reunion with my longtime family doc and several of his former office support staff.
The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."
Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.
Could a $5 a head fish bounty program bring a truce to California's water wars?
It is clear there are a significant number of people out there who would like Manteca to have another public swimming pool.
The Environmental Protection Agency is absolutely right.
Every neighborhood seems to have one. And they're not hard to spot.
It is an act of defiance.
Gov. Jerry Brown says he's trying to figure out a tax proposal that would be palatable for California voters.
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A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn't such a thing as an unsafe road.
Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.
The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.
Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum ...
Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...
Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...
Plans call for Manteca's fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city's first partial cloverleaf.
The late Peter Dalben- a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards - is being inducted into ...
A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.
Sixty-two percent of us - according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California - favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...
The President's plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...
It's time to end Manteca's annual budget charade.
It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.
Go back the Dark Ages, say the 1970s.
Hardcore militant vegans - those that eschew animal products in any form to consume not based on health reasons but the morality of killing any animal ...
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