Today, the Sunday after Easter, Catholics honor the Mercy of God. Of course, we need God's mercy year 'round. So much needless cruelty and suffering in the world could be avoided - or at least overcome - -if mercy were in greater supply. Think, for example, of the senseless violence in our own neighborhoods. But Divine Mercy Sunday focuses in a special way on God's love at work through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Betty Bear is back.
The photo above shows the condition of the landscaping on Atherton Drive just south of the Bass Pro Shop. Last week's Bulletin article about landscaping standards noted that this area hasn't been adequately maintained by the contractor and the City hasn't provided the proper oversight to make sure the contractor maintains the landscaping.
Go out along Wellington Avenue on a Wednesday or Thursday morning and you'll see two to five men at work.
Years ago, I had a chance to visit the baseball shrine in Cooperstown, New York.
The City of Lathrop should be cautioned against ever opening a casino.
I first met them about a year ago last year. They were the epitome of youth: energetic, exuberant, poised to conquer the world, eager to learn and experience everything that they can possibly learn and experience while deeply rooted in the moral compass and Christian ethics instilled in them by their parents.
Want to make educarts - those educators who morph into bureaucrats - squirm?
Is the city not making an effort to procure affordable housing in Manteca? Not exactly.
The day of reckoning is about to arrive.
The old walled city of Manteca was a forbidding place.
To access City Manager Steve Pinkerton's blog go to www.ci.manteca.ca.us/blog/
It's too bad President Obama didn't pick Jim Muthart as the architect of his stimulus plan to get the economy rolling again instead of Tim Geithner.
Transparency is now all the rage at all levels of government.
A photograph of Candlestick Park is thumb-tacked on the wall facing the desk of reporter Jason Campbell.
Around 10 years ago – I believe that time is accurate, because as I grow older, time speeds up immensely – I took my mother to the Veteran's Administration outpatient clinic in Redding for an appointment. I remember looking at the clientele in the waiting room thinking how when the waves of post-war casualties from our then- (and now-) current conflict starting hitting the VA system how much it would be overrun and over-burdened.
Drinking water can kill you.
It's time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.
Ripon's 1st Antique Fair will take place on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Main Street Downtown Ripon. All proceeds go to Ripon Historical Society. There will be antiques, primitives and vintage signs for sale. For more info go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13176/