The caller didn't waste any time.
It's pomp and circumstance time again.
It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.
Men driven by a vision of bringing prosperity to the sandy plains on the southeast edge of the Delta have put Manteca and its neighbors in Ripon and Escalon in one of the strongest positions in California when it comes to water and power.
Off and on for the past few weeks two different couples have taken a position at the stop sign where Hulsey Drive meets Commerce Drive by In-N-Out Burger. I'd come across them while making my daily Jamba Juice run
Should growth pay its own way?
One story assignment last week went into greater depth than I expected and left me in awe at the direction life has taken one Ripon resident who loves people and farming almost equally and has become an outstanding public speaker and criminal interviewer.
It will go down as a landmark decision.
Austen Nunes is Manteca's undisputed wheelie king.
Decades of lip service, adding on programs and regulations willy-nilly to appease special interest groups whether they are corporate campaign contributors or advocacy groups, and the use of accounting mirrors and borrowing in advance against revenues are about to come to a head.
A contingent of new American citizens – Assyrians who fled the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq to settle in Turlock – will be present for the three-day Memorial Day Weekend commemoration in Manteca at Woodward Park.
The guy looked to be perhaps 17, if that old. There was nothing unusual at first: Oversized pants about 10 sizes too big, baseball cap on backwards, and tent-sized T-shirt. It was the typical "I'm-making-my-statement" uniform of a teen kid who is much more copycat than original.
When Barack Obama arrived at the Oval Office after being sworn in as president, he found that he had been left three gifts from his predecessor.
There's a wonderful, inexpensive device that can make you a responsible dog owner. It's called a leash.
I'll never forget the last time I hugged Mom.
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.