Art and politics are like oil and water. They don't really go together. They should not go together. Unlike the more hard-edged and corroded nitty-gritty world of politics, art is supposed to be something beautiful, refreshing and uplifting - a haven for the soul to find comfort from everything that's ugly and discordant in the harsh realities of life.
Both Manteca and Ripon school districts have been working quietly behind the scenes in preparation for the possibility of a swine flu threat.
The last time Manteca – and the rest of the United States – faced a major flu epidemic that had the potential of closing schools and quarantining victims was 90 years ago.
Don Cheek had a lot to look back on and smile as he leaned back and relaxed on the infield of Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Under gusty conditions at Sierra High School, approximately 50 competitors participated in the First Annual Manteca Senior Games sponsored by the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sierra High School.
Carl Neaterous of Manteca used to play hundreds of softball games in a year.
Lodi orthodontist Lancer Turner is no stranger to relishing the feel of a racquet in his hand as he stares down the net.
The first time that I ever stepped foot on a racquetball court, I figured that it was about time I show my father who was really the boss.
Ask Dennis Reis to describe his job and he'll do it in three words: "Flat and black."
Friends of the Manteca Library canceled last month's annual book sale.
RIPON – More retail space is on its way to Ripon.
Cheer Stars ended their season at Nationals that took place April 3-4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The MRPS Classy Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 133 N. Grant St. in Manteca.
It is a Hummer like no other you'll see.
Four days honoring those who served America – from Manteca's most decorated soldier to the latest Manteca soldier to lay down his life for his country - takes place May 22-25.
The double-crested cormorant is not on any endangered species list.
It is going to cost nearly $150 million for levee upgrades to protect Manteca, Lathrop, Weston Ranch, and parts of rural south Manteca from a 200-year flood.
It's now the $310 million question.
Jim Anderson - a popular home-grown rock singer that pays tribute to Elvis Presley's early years - is performing on the Main Stage of the 30th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this weekend in downtown Manteca.
The Moving Wall - an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., - is returning to Manteca a little more than 20 years after its first appearance.
Editor's note: This is an abbreviated version of a column about the Manteca High Vietnam Moving Wall ceremonies that former Manteca High student and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis appeared at that was published in March of 1993.
Good luck getting California's diverse special interest groups to agree on anything.
Educator Shane Smith is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 vote for Ripon City Council election even though he says he has been talked out of running because he is relatively new to the community.
The Home Energy Opportunity (HERO) program is considered as one of the fastest growing energy efficiency financing solution in the country.
You can tell a lot about a city by its garbage.
"Fight Hunger, Spark Change" is the theme of the current online voting contest that could give the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Food Bank in Manteca a $60,000 prize courtesy of Walmart.
Manteca is rallying to help 19-year-old Jose Maltez.
It rained 0.51 inches in Manteca on Thursday.
With the weather back to a warm 79 degrees today following Thursday's showers that brought 0.51 inches of rain, the almond harvest goes back into full swing with some farmers busy spreading the soaked nuts in windrows on the ground to speed up the drying process.
STOCKTON – Being linked to school board hopefuls with serious ethical questions might not be the worst thing for Sam Fant.