The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.
On June 13, 2011 several special education classes from Manteca Unified schools took a walking field trip to the post office on Maple Avenue for a summer school activity. When we arrived I asked to speak to a supervisor in hopes that we would be able to take a tour of the facility. Autumn Winters spoke to me and said she would be more than happy to accommodate us.
About two weeks ago, an older man who collected recyclable aluminum cans on a daily basis was physically assaulted in the early morning hours during one of his regular rounds.
A tip is a gratuity, right?
You tell your family that it's time to live within your means.
Dead man eating. That's how the public health advocacy organization known as the Environmental Working Group would probably describe me.
Editor's note: Sharyn Bloudoff, an 11th grader with Castle School (home school) and daughter of Dean and Sharyle Bloudoff was the first place winner in the high school division of the National Flag Day Foundation's 2011 essay contest "What Our Flag Means to Me." The following is her winning essay:
Here is the $1.2 million question: Does anyone on the Manteca City Council have the stomach to take a calculated risk to preserve municipal service levels for another year by saving the jobs of six firefighters and at least some of the 10 other municipal workers due to be laid off on July 1 in order to balance the budget?
It was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen: My sister leaving UC Davis Medical Center in a wheelchair Sunday afternoon.
Do you drink alcohol? Perhaps you smoke cigarettes. Maybe you drive a vehicle. Do you earn a pay check? Are you among the folks who buy items at retail stores or dine in restaurants?
Most of life is done by rote.
Imagine the City of Manteca having to spend $3.5 million to cover a bond payment because The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley isn't finished.
Does anyone really want to see Manteca lose six firefighters?
Ready for to hear a couple of dirty little secrets?
Clenched fist knuckle pushups into the hot asphalt was just one of the challenges Heather Lundbom faced in the California Highway Patrol Academy that graduated only six women recently out of the 68 who were actually sworn-in as traffic officers.
Cows fart. Cows belch.
Who killed the modest proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $400 million in state money to subsidize affordable housing?
The best advice I have for the Manteca City Council when it comes to library services is this: Take Stephen Breacain's suggestion to heart.
It was the sweetest music Jose Baron ever heard.
The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.
Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...
Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...
The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.
"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...
Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.
The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...
Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...
Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...
Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...