I use to get a kick out of playing card games like "Go Fish," "War" and Uno."
It is time to rethink the expensive proposition that the car always comes first in Manteca as well as the goal that drivers should be able to move about the city as quickly as possible.
I am amazed that the City leaders are even thinking about raising our taxes again this year. Yes, the "UTILITY TAX" is in the works again. This tax is needed to balance our budget from what I have heard. Now I must tell you that after reading the listing of all the City workers pay in last week's Sun Post I can see why they want more money.
David Marques is a Manteca fire captain. If you happen to see his salary and overtime, which came to just under a sixth of what he made last year, you might think it is high – or is it? Like other Manteca firefighters, he is paid according to a contract negotiated that puts their salary in the median range of similar-sized cities in the region. Nine percent of his base pay is actually his retirement. ...
American Legion Park can be rather picturesque, particularly during the early evenings when Yosemite Lake draws a reflection of lights from the nearby mostly upper middle class homes.
Gene Roddenberry must have visited Manteca. How else can you explain how Roddenberry came up with the cloaking device? Trekkie fans know that the cloaking device makes Klingon Warships invisible to Star Fleet ships. The idea of a cloaking device isn't a figment of Roddenberry's imagination. If he came to Manteca, he would have witnessed the phenomena first hand. Instead of Klingons become invisible to the human eye, Roddenberry would have seen how pedestrians in ...
The Manteca Unified School District Board played the wrong hand. In going for the card that distributed the burden for covering the final deficit gap on the backs of every district employee from bus drivers to teachers by taking 8 percent pay cuts that in all practicality could reach 10 percent if employee contributions to health care goes up and you factor in negotiated raises that are going to the way side, the board took ...
Kirk Doty is a Manteca Police officer. He also has the right to a private life. We also know he was summoned while off duty as a private citizen, and not in an official capacity, to a private party at a Manteca home where there was a fear it was going to get out of control.
Who in their right mind would have thought the Arizona Cardinals would be in Super Bowl XLIII? We're talking here about one of the most dysfunctional franchises in all of professional sports finally making it to the big dance. Up until now, the Cardinals were one of the few National Football League / American Football League teams not to reach the Super Bowl since the 1967 merger. During that span, the Houston Oilers and the ...
I've officially crossed over to the darkside. While I've always been somewhat of a techie that always wanted to have the newest toys whenever they were released (I'm shocked that I wasn't one of those waiting in line for the iPhone when it came out), my addition to cell phones remained relatively mild compared to some people that I know. Sure I had to have the Motorola Razr when it first came out, and naturally ...
Bill Perry stood outside the main entrance to the shuttered Spreckels Sugar plant 11 year s ago this March.
Thank you, President Obama. One of the most insane stances of the Bush Administration was the blocking of California's attempt to reduce greenhouse emissions by 30 percent by 2020. To reach that goal, the language of Assembly Bill 32 requires vehicles produced for California to average 35.7 miles per gallon. It is a far cry from the current federal standard of 22.3 mph for light trucks and SUVs and 27.5 mpg for cars. Yet the ...
Gophers don't have a thing on me. I spent the better part of Saturday making pre-emptive strikes. It involved taking out another large chunk of the grass in my front yard preparing to bury another 25 feet of poultry wire fencing cut into pieces to shape baskets to place below everything from roses and camellias to bare root shrubs. My neighbors probably think I'm crazy since I've now ripped out about a third of the ...
It may come down to this: Manteca Unified either has to cut everyone's pay, eliminate all transportation or put Lathrop High on ice.
Hello there again. It's been quite a while since we've met on this page. In fact it was in December, just before I had my last heart attack. Yup, I said heart attack. Boy, I don't like those much. I am getting way too experienced with them. But there is good news that I will share with you shortly.
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Remember the good old days?
Before I met Robbie - a lanky, shy sixth grader who attended Sequoia School - I did things like raise money for the Boys & Girls Club because I thought it made sense. It was the right thing to do. It made me feel good. That type of thing.
Last year when I made my annual pilgrimage to my mom's house to watch the New Year's college bowl festival at her neighbor's house, I told her that for the first time in recent memory I was not counting down the days until the calendar could be turned to start a new year because I was anxious to shed myself of the last one. I told her that for once, things had not been too bad and life was all right.
Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.
Get ready for PG&E rate hike Armageddon.
Clean air, or perhaps more precisely, environmental perfection is the killer of blue collar head-of-household jobs in the San Joaquin Valley.
Joann Jamerson asked a simple question: Why do I buy a $75 ticket each year to the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair if I rarely go?