I got a call the other night from someone I consider to be my best friend…Sparky Gehres. He is an art teacher at Livingston High School. I think people down there call him "Mark" Gehres, or Mr. Gehres, or Coach Gehres. I know him as Sparky. I never see him enough or talk to him enough…but he just intuitively knows when to call, and when to keep calling until I answer. He has always known when to…not so simply…show up…to call. When each of my parents died. Those first years of teaching, coaching. Trying to ...
Sam Walton's legacy of big box retail isn't what ails downtowns in cities such as Manteca.
Consultants - a genre that knows a thing or two about raising green as in big hefty fees - believe it will cost between $120,000 and $180,000 a year to maintain landscaping they envision for the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange breaking ground in the next few years.
It is time to end the charade.
James Baker lives in Rocklin. His two kids have asthma.
"We all have to go. So enjoy the go." - the latest Quilted Northern toilet paper TV commercial
Afghans shoot and kill American soldiers and burn our flag and we apologize.
The food war is heating up.
Water in Manteca in many locations has gone soft over the past six years.
Take a trip down the backbone of the Sierra to Owens Valley.
Manteca's elected leaders deserve credit for not pushing forward with the wholesale destruction of the Woodward Avenue neighborhood west of South Main Street simply because "the plan" adopted years ago said it was for the greater good.
Stockton is on the verge of becoming the largest American city ever to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
I should be dead or at least severely incapacitated by illness.
The few days that Manteca's medical marijuana clinic was open in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue in 2010 it had quite a few customers seeking relief from "chronic pain."
Here's a sobering statistic: Some 42 percent of all borrowers with mortgages in foreclosure haven't made a loan payment in two years.
Daryll Quaresma, a third-generation dairy farmer sold his long time, family-owned cow dairy to one of his siblings 16 years ago before focusing his attention ...
Manteca city voters on Nov. 8 will get to do something that Modesto voters no longer can - vote to fill all council seats that are ...
Tamra Spade was pleased with the overall results of the Fourth of July festivities in Ripon.
Mosquitoes are out for blood.
You've heard the pitch.
My front-end washing machine generated an odor after a number of uses.
I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.
I came across a relic on Sunday.
Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the ...
Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...
It will cost almost $150,000 to do the necessary engineering, design work, and environmental studies to fulfill a Manteca City Council decision to rip ...
Jon Anderson was first introduced to organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, better known as BMX as a young boy in the 70s by ...
The public is invited to an old-fashioned Prairie Dinner Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Manteca. Guests may even come to the sumptuous dinner ...
The San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department will provide contracted police services to the City of Lathrop for another year.
It is important to determine whether Joshua Brown was watching Harry Potter on a DVD player when he drove into history May 7 as the ...