Manteca leaders are about to make two things clear - there will be absolutely no pot dispensaries allowed in the city and they will restrict the growing of marijuana for personal use to the fullest extent of the law.
The use of an aging MAC-11 semi-automatic machine pistol may have elevated Monday's drive-by shooting allegedly done by two illegal aliens that are also Sureno gang members to the level of a federal crime.
The debate about whether to loan the Post 6311 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars $50,000 to help pay for a commercial kitchen for the new Moffat Community Center that they will use has gotten a bit more complex.
"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby