Was sorry to hear this morning that a friend and longtime reader is moving.
She'll be going to Manteca, California. "Manteca," as you may or may not know, is Spanish for "lard."
Here's one version of the story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manteca,_California
(After opening, click on History.)
Speaking of stories. Where do you come down on the matter of whether Spokane actually means "Children of the Sun"?