It is "a slap at working people …. To symbolically hit at federal employees I think is just wrong." - American Federation of Government Employees President John Gage's reaction to President Barack Obama's proposal to freeze federal wages for two years
The name Michael C. Ford will probably ring a bell to not just a few Manteca Unified School District students who were in elementary and high school during the mid-to-late 1980s. Those were the years when the award-winning spoken-word artist did stints as a poet-in-residence at Brock Elliott School, Manteca High and other campuses in the district.
Service club members representing nearly 90 years of service in the community through two Manteca Kiwanis Clubs have made history through their devotion and volunteerism since 1952, and it is history missing from print.
I never had the pleasure of watching a movie in Manteca's grand dame of entertainment that was known as the El Rey Theatre.
Think about it: Manteca to San Jose in 50 minutes on a commute day.
There was a time when those in the valley believed the way out of the economic wilderness was high-tech.
My cell phone rang this past week with an excited call from a friend who manages the AAA office in Manteca. She was telling me that her company had just come out with a new community service for its customers – an immediate replacement of a car damaged in a traffic collision.
Jerry McNerney had just been recently elected to Congress in 2006.
Giving thanks for 30 days on Facebook in written meditation is the result of a peace officer looking for a silver lining every day.
Here's a new one in the never-ending battle over illegal immigration: There is now a fear the infamous Arizona law will prompt illegal immigrants and drug traffickers from Arizona to relocate to California.
The holidays officially kick off on Thursday.
• Lathrop Road is already a designated truck route.
Hiram Johnson - the reform minded governor from the early 20th century - would be disgusted with what the government oversight commission he helped create to keep corrupt railroads in line has morphed into.
Earthjustice is pressing the federal government to enforce its rules when it comes to clean air attainment for the San Joaquin Valley.
"God must really love poor people because, otherwise, he would not have made so many." - Fifteen words that Abraham Lincoln scholars contend the Great Emancipator never said but are attributed anyway by many to the 16th President of the United States
It'll be OK to set off the safe and sane fireworks the week before and the day of the Fourth of July in Ripon.
One of Manteca's biggest eyesores - and once a major enclave for illegal homeless encampments - could end up as a school campus.
It took Manteca Police officers only five minutes to catch up with an armed trio Wednesday night that took cash at gunpoint from the register ...
The odds of a Powerball player striking it rich are 1 in 292.2 million
Three years ago the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 in Manteca was on the verge of having its charter revoked.
Now that Seuseu Alofaituli has helped the Sierra High Timberwolves win the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV State Football Championship where is he going to ...
It'll still be another week before residents of Weston Ranch learn whether the Manteca Unified School Board will invest more than $2 million to ...
Manteca Fire responded to over 6,600 calls in 2015 reflecting a 12 percent increase over 2014 responses.
Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Kylie Varelas, 16, wants to have a career as a pediatrician but first the Ripon High Junior is focusing on ...
Come April it will be only an 11-mile "drive" that won't require using a freeway to reach San Diego from Manteca.
It was at one time - in perhaps the 1930s - cutting edge as burger places went.
The lawn isn't well-kept - it's manicured.
Editor's note: For the next year, Jason Campbell will provide weekly updates on his efforts to lose weight and improve his heath. Next week ...
Have any interest in serving on the Lathrop City Council for a brief term to see whether you're ready to commit to a full ...
Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Claire Wever, 16, has her heart set on teaching.