Manteca resident Bud Wallace has an interesting suggestion in a letter you can find elsewhere on today's opinion page.
Economic reality has prompted a council that consists of two retired law enforcement personnel – John Harris who served as a San Joaquin County probation officer and Willie Weatherford who is a retired Manteca police chief – to send City Manager Steve Pinkerton forth with a compensation readjustment proposal for all municipal employees including police. If the bargaining groups didn't buy it, the other option is layoffs within that particular set of employees.
How dare they - the argument goes – cut back on law enforcement pay or talk about layoffs – when we passed the Measure M public safety half cent sales tax to pay for police officers and firefighters?
Congress opens each day with a prayer and – quite frankly – there has been no sign of divine providence setting anybody in that neck of the woods on the straight and narrow.
If the City of Manteca's compensation renegotiations were a chess game Manteca's firefighters make have put Manteca's police officers a move away from check mate.
I'm pleased you wrote something about the enterprise operations as most people don't understand what they are.
"I was focused on raising a family, on my husband's career, and we moved many, many times," - California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman on why she didn't bother to vote for decades
Employees have been asking me why all city funding sources are subject to budget cuts, when most of the discussion has centered around the status of the city's General Fund. This is an excellent question. In fact, I am just as worried (if not more so) about our enterprise and redevelopment funds.
The guys who pick up your garbage can't figure it out.
Those living in the Land of the McMansions are about to get new neighbors – workforce housing.
The people President Obama has chosen to be in his inner circle should cause concern for all Americans. He has chosen "czars" to be his personal advisors on various issues. These are people who are whispering in his ear and influencing his decisions.
That impish signature twinkle lit up her eyes.
The professor was indignant.
Catch and release.
I'd like to review class size reduction, which is keeping class sizes at 20 in grades kindergarten through third grade.
Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn't be all that bad.
"You're going to get sick!"
Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.
Water use is down 20.4 percent in Manteca in June compared to June of 2013.
Go down Yosemite Avenue after the bars close.
It is nice to know that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan has taken into account potential sea level increases in designing the Twin Tunnels to "avoid water supply disruptions and protect water quality."
Go south along Union Road, Tinnin Road, and Airport Way just a little south of Woodward Avenue where narrow country roads carry names such as Fig, Sedan, Nile and others crisscross the south-north roads.
Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.
Tax them for they have sinned.
She lives practically next to a "drug house" in a Manteca neighborhood that many of the property owners know about it.
Boots - and therefore shoes - are made for walking.
I went to pay for $10 worth of merchandise with my debit card.
As books go, the history of good is a slim volume.
I was 500 feet above the Pacific Ocean about midway between Molokai and Maui. And I wasn't having a good time.