"In 100 years it won't matter what car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child." - Anonymous
Apologists for Sacramento's out-of-control spending habits try to blame everyone and everything else for their irresponsibility: Proposition 13, redevelopment agencies, and special districts.
Today is April Fools' Day.
You've got to love the debate over federal funding of National Public Radio.
Here's an idea. Why don't the 120 men and women in the California Legislature do the "Wisconsin Waltz" and flee to Nevada en masse?
Bravo, for PG&E.
There really is a simple solution to the budget mess in Sacramento.
Sports franchises like the Rochester Royals-Cincinnati Royals Kansas City Kings-Sacramento Kings-La La Land Royals dump cities the way Zsa Zsa Gabor went through eight husbands.
Rancho Seco twin towers soar 55 stories above the ground in Herald some 40 miles north of Manteca.
So is redevelopment a good thing?
Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.
One can easily come up with perhaps more than a dozen reasons to preserve Caswell State Memorial Park from budget-beleaguered, cost-cutting-crazy California. As everyone probably knows by now, the Golden State's more than 200 state parks are being eyed by the powers-that-be in Sacramento as one of the convenient cuts that could be done to trim the $27 billion deficit.
One Saturday night three years ago Manteca Police were running a fairly routine sobriety checkpoint on Yosemite Avenue just past Powers Avenue.
Last Friday, one week following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, I heard a fascinating broadcast. A fisherman had been out to sea just before the disaster stuck. Noticing whirlpools in the water, he headed for shore and ran to his home. By then, the sirens were blaring and the villagers were already evacuating toward the hills. Driving as fast as he could, without time even to save his most valuable property, he fell quickly in line with the vehicles ascending the principal route out of town.
It seems like merely days ago the public dialogue bounced between the skyrocketing price of groceries and gasoline; the rising up of working people in the mid east - as well as our own mid west; and the rambings of a seemingly unstable, implausibly garrulous celebrity whose veins course with "dragon's blood." It seems like just days ago because, well, it was.
It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.
The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.
Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.
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The Lathrop City Council gets a shakeup every two years.
Ripon Unified - in conjunction with the League of Women Voters - is conducting an informational workshop for potential candidates seeking to run Nov. 8 in the ...
Debby Moorhead wants the city to step up its efforts to address the growing number of homeless Manteca.
Juvraj Sidhu enjoyed his time at the 2016 STEM Summer Camp.
A Manteca father trying to find his daughter's stolen bicycle challenged a man riding it within a block of his home Friday night and ...
"Climate change is no longer a threat' it is a reality." - President Obama speaking in Yosemite Valley on Saturday
I recently stumbled on some old floppy disks (are there any other kind?) that have some of my old columns going back up to 14 ...
It's time to carbon date yourself.
When I was in the Manteca Bulletin office the other day discussing the content of this column, the boy popped up with how I should ...
Lorene lives near Woodward Park.