For the majority of presentations I conduct, I administer an on-line anonymous survey to get a better feel for what's going on inside the organization. Question number one is, "On a typical day, how would you rate your attitude?"
Philip Morris is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to product development.
Manteca - at least for the past 30 years if not longer - has always under spent surrounding jurisdictions and similar-sized cities when it comes to what residents pay per capita for fire services.
I am at a loss to understand why any person in their right mind - gee, that thing might be a clue - would ever agree to go on the Jerry Springer Show and similar boob tube genre.
Make no doubt about it. High speed rail is sexy.
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
I'm all for legalizing drugs - with just a couple of conditions.
If you're reading this, you didn't make the cut.
Robert "Budge" Brown didn't simply leave his mark on Manteca.
I am a perfect-o-holic.
"There just isn't any money." - Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters.
Three of those 15 full-time Manteca firefighters rushing to battle a house fire in north Manteca Wednesday had been given layoff notices just hours before. It didn't make a difference to them knowing they had a job to do and they did it while off duty and responding from home.
It is perhaps the most dishonest line in the entire California budget debate: It will only cost a typical family $80 a year to keep tax extensions in place to save the schools, public safety, parks, and anything else you might happen to care about that Sacramento touches.
It's pomp and circumstance time again.
I received the phone call just before midnight on Sunday while at work. It was my brother in the Bay Area. The ambulance just left my parents' house; Dad was being taken to Washington Hospital.
Let's be honest.
Those beautiful blue eyes.
Copperopolis residents are worried sick.
The FESM Fish Dinner is Friday, Feb. 27, at the FESM Hall, 240 N. Main St., Manteca with takeout from 5 to 6 p.m. The doors for the sit-down dinner open at 6 with a dinner of lingcod fish, potatoes, bread, salad, and dessert served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. For tickets contact Frank at 209.595.3558.
The Great Dog Park Debate is back.
The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.
There will be 301 Manteca residents who will not die by the end of this year thanks to vaccines.
Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.
"Welcome to the very first episode of the Central Valley Beat. I am Nina Frisby and…"
Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.
There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.
White Converse All-Star high top basketball shoes.
It was a beautiful day Monday.
PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.
The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.