I confess. I could care less that Lance Armstrong blood doped. I could care even less whether Barry Bonds and half of baseball uses steroids. They are playing games that happen to be big business. Yes, they either did or may have cheated. But why is this is a national crime? Should the FBI and the Department of Justice be spending inordinate amount of resources going after them? Yes, they broke the law. But let's ...
I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago. Only one copy exists. I beat 1-in-699,600 odds. Jeff Hoekstra, manager of Krier's Cards and Comics in Modesto, sold my 2011 Topps Chrome Football autographed superfractor card, for $6,000 this past week just days before the San Francisco play in Atlanta for the National Football League conference title. What makes this story more interesting is I've been a lifelong San Francisco 49ers ...
We are all familiar with Homecoming, the longstanding tradition at every high school that allows for a week of dress up and a taste of being among the local royalty.
So how good do we have it today? There was a time when the words "flu epidemic" struck fear into the hearts of every man. Today we virtually scoff at flu. We even debate the wisdom of flu shots. How lucky we are. Back in 1918 there were 675,000 Americans - the population of San ...
Startled, the dog tore down the driveway and around the corner, ignoring his owner's commands.
A gunman enters an elementary school. He feels disrespected. When he finds the subject of his ire - a teacher by the name of Olive Taylor - he starts yelling. Then he pulls out a gun and shoots her. A janitor who had heard the noise came running into the room just as the shots ...
Down along Moffat Boulevard there are those who don't live the way most Californians do. They don't live in McMansions. They don't live in modest, traditional single-family homes. They don't live in apartments.
Information on the Internet should be free.
How much is that doggie in the window? Or more precisely, how much is that doggie worth in terms of sentimental value if someone kills it, either accidentally or intentionally? It's a question facing the Texas Supreme Court. Jeremy and Kathryn Medlen have sued the City of Fort Worth after their 7-year-old dog was picked up after escaping from their yard. They were ...
Riley Simmons - the Colony Oak Elementary School fourth grader waging a battle with brain cancer - was all smiles.
Jerry Brown's legacy awaits. And so does the future of California.
There is little argument that gay teens have been in Scouting since the movement started a century ago.
The consumer electronics gadget show in Las Vegas is wasted on me.
The revolution - or more accurately, the rebirth of sound urban planning - will start bearing fruit this year.
I used to laugh when I heard someone say, "You're not dead until the government says you're dead."
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.
Almost four years ago, I wrote a column entitled "The Obama Effect" in which I described how fear and distrust of our then newly elected President created panic among our citizenry and that there were massive shortages of almost every kind of ammunition imaginable.
Is the plan PG&E proof?