"To own firearms is to affirm that freedom is not a gift from the government… As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not worthy of trust." – Jeffrey Snyder in his essay "A Nation of Cowards"
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year who led the team to three conference finals in four years only to falter this season as his players were hit hard by injuries.
South San Joaquin Irrigation District has a plan to free up 73,000 acre feet of water that could be used to grow food in the southern valley, send water through municipal faucets, and help provide critical flows to fish or improve the quality of river water.
In conjunction with LoveManteca, which encouraged people all over town to work on various service projects last weekend, JustServe will continue the food drive LoveManteca began this coming Saturday, April 25.
MODESTO (AP) - California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.
A Dr. Seuss-themed bookcase custom-made by St. Anthony of Padua School's kindergarten students and their parents is just one of the dozens of items that will be on the auction block when the school celebrates with an auction dinner its 60th anniversary.