It looks like a violin with a wide neck brace. One needs a bow to play it, but it's not a violin. It has frets, but it's not a guitar. And the sound that emanates from this wooden musical contraption is like no other.
It was a taste of Americana at an early morning Yule get-together of "real friends" who work together, like each other, and perform as a team despite the stress and public pressures they face on a daily basis.
As early as spring of 2012 Manteca could see the opening of a massive 70,000-square-foot indoor water park, a 400-room resort hotel, and a conference center that ultimately will rival Modesto's in size.
Advertising manager of the Manteca Bulletin, Chuck Higgs, promised to continue the growth and further expansion of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce as its new president at the benefit of business and professionals during the year to come at the installation dinner.
The 1930s could be characterized as Manteca's "quiet decade" if it weren't for the first major flood of the 20th century, labor strife, fires, and diseased sugar beets temporarily shuttering Spreckels Sugar.
LATHROP – Retirees who would otherwise see a hit to their post-employment medical benefits will now get the opportunity to pay into a fund that can be used to cover the cost of post-retirement insurance.