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I drive a Ford. That must irritate those who are using this economic mess to push for the government seizing control of American corporations. While the powers-that-be in DC run around saying GM and Chrysler got themselves into this mess – and Ford to a lesser degree – by turning out gas hogs they've got it all wrong. The real reasons are the fully loaded Cadillac Escalade version of health benefits that cost GM over ...
It is a miracle, plain and simple. I reached 53 years of age today at 10:10 a.m. It defies all the odds. First there is conception that some put the odds at a million to one for the right sperm to connect with the right egg to start the process of creating the unique individual that each of us is today. Then there is the infant mortality rate. Back in 1956 when I was born, ...
Ty Lawson had to be stoked that our 44th U.S. President knew him by name. The 21-year-old point guard for the University of North Carolina sat out the first-round of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament with a jammed right toe. His injury concerned many filling out their March Madness pools, including Barack Obama. The President made an under-the-radar campaign promise to ESPN that, if elected, he would reveal his tournament bracket picks on ...
Mt. Diablo isn't among Mother Nature's highest peaks. Even so, the summit that towers 3,849 feet provides one of the most awe-inspiring views you'll ever see. Sunday's strong breezes cleared the skies to allow you to see one of California's two volcanoes – Mt. Lassen – some 180 miles to the northeast. Between Mt. Diablo and Mt. Lassen lies the vastness of the Sacramento Valley. You can spy the Delta, much of the East Bay, ...
Will Lathrop Vice Mayor Martha Salcedo be the Superhero who will clean up the mess at City Hall? Or will it be Councilman Robert Oliver?
There is a way that the City of Manteca and Manteca Unified School District both could each save well over $100,000 a year without cutting back services or laying off personnel.
On the occasion of National Doctors Day, March 30, I wanted to let you know on behalf of all of us here on the Doctors Hospital of Manteca team how much we truly appreciate having you on our Medical Staff. Doctors Day also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. This is significant symbology because, as a profession, Medical Doctors are not "passive". That is; throughout history, physicians have been ...
Oakland – the Detroit of the West – is once again going through self-examination. It is a never-ending story: poverty, blight and crime. Ron Dellums, a brilliant liberal ex-congressman, is now mayor and has the appearance of a deer caught in the headlights. It's a different world being a big city mayor as opposed to serving in Congress. The garbage has to be picked up. The streets have to be safe. Being mayor isn't policy ...
The morning teaser ... How many Manteca ex mayors are still living? Well let's see, there's Mark Oliver, Bill Phillips, Rick Wentworth, Frank Warren, Carlon Perry and yours truly ... Three of the above members belong to the Rotary Club ... One was a member of the Lions Club ... Mark Oliver is considered by some to be "Mr. Manteca Rotary" ... Of course the title of "Mr. Manteca Historian" belongs to Ken Hafer ...
It is the ultimate diet. The City of Manteca needs to shed upwards of $4 million in 95 days by removing all the fat while keeping cuts into muscle at a minimum. Like with all diets, the ones that really work are lifestyle changes. To simply cut calories or dollars makes it all that much easier to simply gain the weight and old spending habits back when you fall off the proverbial wagon. Here's collection ...
There's been a lot of ink spilled in the national press about how 20-Somethings take the attitude they have to have the latest high-tech gizmo, how their work ethic is flighty and how they live in the moment and don't plan for the future.
There's no such thing as a routine traffic stop. Students in the Regional Occupational Program's Careers in Law Enforcement classes learned just that not too long ago during a California Highway Patrol training exercise. On Monday, Joe Waller, the instructor of the classes taught at Lindbergh and New Vision education centers, talked about the incident involving a parolee who killed three Oakland police officers and left a fourth brain-dead over the weekend. Lovelle Mixon, 26, ...
I'd like to thank the Manteca Bulletin for highlighting our Employee Banquet in Monday's paper. I'm sure our employees appreciated the recognition. I'd also like to respond to Tuesday's opinion column criticizing our decision to hold a banquet in these tough economic times.
There's a surefire way to lop $2,380 off the cost of building any single family home in Manteca – dump PG&E.
The toughest job in Manteca might just be the men who are part of the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement unit.
The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."
God and country.
The Gang of Eight immigration bill can be summed up as amnesty now, border closing never. The Department of Homeland Security is not required to build a fence (which was ordered by the Secure Fence Act signed by President George W. Bush). DHS is required only to submit a plan.
Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.
Manteca is celebrating an anniversary this year that is one for the books.
LATHROP – And I wondered why people don't trust the government.
Ripon – the community – possesses a wealth of heart-inspiring stories in the minds of its many highly respected senior citizens.
It was the white lie of the last decade.
Shame on you, Tim Cook.
The San Joaquin Valley's blessing is its curse.
Mom didn't die.
Imagine your kid playing on an aging soccer field.
Here's a little nugget for those embroiled in the debate over gun control: Young men kill.