PG&E Chief Executive Officer Peter Darbee's unguarded comments at a gathering of investors made it clear that the for-profit utility only bankrolled Proposition 16 to protect its monopoly in Northern California communities such as Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.
She would rather toil in anonymity. However, like the saint of the slums in Calcutta, India, the work she does quietly proclaims her identity to a grateful public. And inevitably comes the attention and tribute.
A report that makes Doctors Hospital of Manteca appear to rank as the 29th most expensive hospital in the nation ignores the fact the healthcare provider after it posts actual costs for services then provides discounts to the uninsured that are comparable to current managed care rates that are in place.
Three trustee related issues - the replacement of Alexander Bronson, the possible censure of Sam Fant, and a scathing Grand Jury report on school board conduct - top the agenda for Tuesday's Manteca Unified board meeting.