There is a way that the City of Manteca and Manteca Unified School District both could each save well over $100,000 a year without cutting back services or laying off personnel.
On the occasion of National Doctors Day, March 30, I wanted to let you know on behalf of all of us here on the Doctors Hospital of Manteca team how much we truly appreciate having you on our Medical Staff. Doctors Day also marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. This is significant symbology because, as a profession, Medical Doctors are not "passive". That is; throughout history, physicians have been ...
Oakland – the Detroit of the West – is once again going through self-examination. It is a never-ending story: poverty, blight and crime. Ron Dellums, a brilliant liberal ex-congressman, is now mayor and has the appearance of a deer caught in the headlights. It's a different world being a big city mayor as opposed to serving in Congress. The garbage has to be picked up. The streets have to be safe. Being mayor isn't policy ...
The morning teaser ... How many Manteca ex mayors are still living? Well let's see, there's Mark Oliver, Bill Phillips, Rick Wentworth, Frank Warren, Carlon Perry and yours truly ... Three of the above members belong to the Rotary Club ... One was a member of the Lions Club ... Mark Oliver is considered by some to be "Mr. Manteca Rotary" ... Of course the title of "Mr. Manteca Historian" belongs to Ken Hafer ...
It is the ultimate diet. The City of Manteca needs to shed upwards of $4 million in 95 days by removing all the fat while keeping cuts into muscle at a minimum. Like with all diets, the ones that really work are lifestyle changes. To simply cut calories or dollars makes it all that much easier to simply gain the weight and old spending habits back when you fall off the proverbial wagon. Here's collection ...
There's been a lot of ink spilled in the national press about how 20-Somethings take the attitude they have to have the latest high-tech gizmo, how their work ethic is flighty and how they live in the moment and don't plan for the future.
There's no such thing as a routine traffic stop. Students in the Regional Occupational Program's Careers in Law Enforcement classes learned just that not too long ago during a California Highway Patrol training exercise. On Monday, Joe Waller, the instructor of the classes taught at Lindbergh and New Vision education centers, talked about the incident involving a parolee who killed three Oakland police officers and left a fourth brain-dead over the weekend. Lovelle Mixon, 26, ...
I'd like to thank the Manteca Bulletin for highlighting our Employee Banquet in Monday's paper. I'm sure our employees appreciated the recognition. I'd also like to respond to Tuesday's opinion column criticizing our decision to hold a banquet in these tough economic times.
There's a surefire way to lop $2,380 off the cost of building any single family home in Manteca – dump PG&E.
Compassion is commonly defined as a profound human emotion prompted by the pain of others. More vigorous than empathy, the feeling commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another's suffering. The Buddha says, "compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others. It crushes and destroys the pain of others."
Red light cameras – the bane of born-again civil libertarians that often have a reawakening after getting a ticket thanks to such a device - are coming to Manteca.
On Friday the thirteenth, I had a disturbing experience. Arriving early at the club for a quick Jacuzzi and swim, I witnessed a frightening scene.
Fear is our worst enemy. It was a lesson I almost paid for with my life. I was descending seven years ago from the 14,407.01-foot summit of Mt. Whitney overlooking Sequoia National Forest, the Great Basin, the Sierra and Death Valley. I had reached a precarious ledge across a gap in the granite ridge called a "chimney." This one was narrow, not quite four feet wide on the final leg that the Mt. Whitney trail ...
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It is becoming abundantly clear with each passing day that brings increasingly outrageous suggestions from politicians to see how fast they can deplete our great-great-great-grandkids' pocketbooks that the theme song for Congress should be "If I Only Had a Brain."
I'm a prime candidate for the Homeland Security watch list.
Why does Uncle Sam insist on subsidizing rich people?
Want to see the future of the Northern San Joaquin Valley?
The toughest job in Manteca might just be the men who are part of the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement unit.
The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."
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.