It's a tongue in cheek police harassment satire that a friend sent me on line supposedly written by a police sergeant in a Southern California department. It was well done and it was obvious I had to talk with the author before using it in a column.
Sometime on Friday afternoon when I was busy planting four Japanese maples, the earthly journey of my oldest brother Richard ended.
Roy Gardner lived across the alley from my family when I was growing up in Roseville.
My sister Mary was a senior in high school when she decided she wanted to become a teacher.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Big corporations may one day want to thank PG&E for helping throw a roadblock in their never-ending battle to manipulate California government through the initiative process.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
Andrew Blankenship turns 24 this week.
Meg Whitman is right.
Life - as Dick Prada lived it - is about doing the right thing.
Get ready for one of the most polite - and possibly closest - races for mayor Manteca has ever seen.
PG&E's long-range ability to survive as a monopoly protected by what are essentially government price controls now may very well depend upon stopping the South San Joaquin Irrigation District from entering the retail power business.
We don't have normal elections in California. We have spectacles.
I finally made up my mind who to vote for in Tuesday's Republican primary for Congress.
For those who long for a universe that's fair, things haven't been going so well. Why Gulf oil rig Deepwater Horizon's meltdown in leadership and accountability in April led to a deadly explosion and environmental disaster will be better understood with time. But what's hard to understand is how millions of innocent human beings and other forms of life should suffer so much irreparable loss at the hands of companies who simply don't comply.
Roem Baur had it all on Tuesday night.
Stockton Police are alleging Manteca Unified School District board member Sam Fant is a person of interest in an Internet café gambling operation.
Water is water, right?
There is no delicate way to put this. The folks who run the City of Manteca day-to-day are out of touch with the people they serve.
"People have a right to privacy."
What are you doing this weekend?
I plan on fighting crime Saturday night.
People, they say, get the government they ask for.
Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.
A group of moms are demanding changes in their central east Manteca neighborhood after what happened to 11-year-old Hunter Davis and his sibling. They want it cleaned up and they are looking to the Manteca Police and City of Manteca to make that happen.
Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.
Where is Al Sharpton? Where is Jesse Jackson? After all, the brutal beating and humiliation of a Black woman was recently caught on video and disseminated widely for all to see, yet there is no outcry from the usual suspects who incite racial divide at every given opportunity.
It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.
Manteca Unified has a big problem.