"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Quote attributed to Pogo in the comic strip by the same name
Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson ran for the Manteca Unified School District listing their occupation as "educators."
"Sitting on the beam of the trestle, just watching the striped bass roll on in" – Not Otis Redding
Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.
There were 2,843 single family homes destroyed and another 437 apartments lost.
Death and taxes.
Roads wear out. Bridges fail after a number of years. Sewer lines deteriorate.
Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.
So what's going to be costlier when it comes to your pocketbook - the drought or a hypothetical 200-year flood event?
The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.
So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?
There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.
It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.
The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.
Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.
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Pray for rain.
It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.
I was my washing my microwave food cover Saturday when I realized something - it was once made out of clear plastic.
What happened to the Jerry Brown of old?
Why does Manteca - a city of 73,000 – still have a library that was designed for a community of 36,000?
"I pay taxes."
Water - or the periodic lack thereof - isn't the biggest threat to the San Joaquin Valley's economic vitality. It's air quality.
Steve Martarano is a hired gun for the Bay-Delta Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 7 years old.
Delta smelt are thriving.
Just what we need - a movie about the housing foreclosure crisis.
Get ready to make a run for the border in West Manteca.
Take some time today and make an effort to note how you drive.
"I'm gonna live till I die!"
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