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A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | A costly penny for your thoughts Comments 0 Comments

What if we’re judged by how we treat animals?

I still feel guilty.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:49 a.m. | | What if we’re judged by how we treat animals? Comments 0 Comments

Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where’s the outrage?

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:14 a.m. | | Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states Comments 0 Comments

Chances to go holiday shopping plus order pie

It’s time to go shopping! The Ripon Senior Center (422 S. Wilma Ave.) is holding its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local crafters and bakers, so come by and do some early Christmas shopping or pick up a yummy dessert for Thanksgiving. 

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | Chances to go holiday shopping plus order pie Comments 0 Comments

PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing  Californians billions upon  billions of dollars  and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | PG&E for  years relied on SSJID for cheap power Comments 0 Comments

Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday’s second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive Comments 0 Comments

Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner

Charles Manson is getting married.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2014 1:13 a.m. | | Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner Comments 0 Comments

Clearing up inaccurate info on city ordinance

Editor’s note: Police Chief Nick Obligacion penned the following in response to misinformation circulated on social media as well as on a television station.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 1:51 a.m. | | Clearing up inaccurate info on city ordinance Comments 0 Comments

Insight of a personal trainer

You are sweating and feel like you are about to pass out. You feel your body burning and just can’t keep going. Right before you are about to quit you hear a voice yelling, “KEEP IT UP! YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO PUSH YOURSELF!” You pause for a second trying to give your body a break and to catch your breath hoping that your trainer isn’t looking directly at you. Then you hear that scary voice yelling again, “DON’T STOP! YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING! I DIDN’T SAY TO STOP!” That is when you realize and ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 1:53 a.m. | | Insight of a personal trainer Comments 0 Comments

Weatherford’s legacy: Calm City Council

A lot of things happened on Willie Weatherford’s watch.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 1:49 a.m. | | Weatherford’s legacy: Calm City Council Comments 0 Comments

From gas lines to $3 a gallon gas

Remember the fall of October 1973?

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Posted: nov. 17, 2014 12:14 a.m. | | From gas lines to $3 a gallon gas Comments 0 Comments

Al Ftacek: Decorated WWII hero takes off on his last flying mission

On the World War II monument in Washington, D.C., is a photograph of Albert E. “Abe” Ftacek of Manteca. Beneath the title, “Activity During WWII,” is an inscription that reads: “8th Air Force, 389th bomb group, 565th Bomb Squad, B-24 Radio Operator. Flew 33 bombing missions over Germany and France with the Lloyd L. Allen Crew and 2 with another crew. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal and European Theater of Operations Medal with four Combat Stars.”

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 1:03 a.m. | | Al Ftacek: Decorated WWII hero takes off on his last flying mission Comments 0 Comments

Police chief isn’t suppose to be patron saint of homeless

Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | Police chief isn’t suppose to be patron saint of homeless Comments 0 Comments

Will ‘new’ fifth council member get a free pass?

Ready for another Manteca City Council election?

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 12:54 a.m. | | Will ‘new’ fifth council member get a free pass? Comments 0 Comments

'Village' for schools often exclude the community

You've heard the line so much that it starts to sound like a cliche: It takes a village to raise a child.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 2:53 p.m. | | 'Village' for schools often exclude the community Comments 0 Comments

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