Thank you, President Obama. One of the most insane stances of the Bush Administration was the blocking of California's attempt to reduce greenhouse emissions by 30 percent by 2020. To reach that goal, the language of Assembly Bill 32 requires vehicles produced for California to average 35.7 miles per gallon. It is a far cry from the current federal standard of 22.3 mph for light trucks and SUVs and 27.5 mpg for cars. Yet the ...
Gophers don't have a thing on me. I spent the better part of Saturday making pre-emptive strikes. It involved taking out another large chunk of the grass in my front yard preparing to bury another 25 feet of poultry wire fencing cut into pieces to shape baskets to place below everything from roses and camellias to bare root shrubs. My neighbors probably think I'm crazy since I've now ripped out about a third of the ...
It may come down to this: Manteca Unified either has to cut everyone's pay, eliminate all transportation or put Lathrop High on ice.
Hello there again. It's been quite a while since we've met on this page. In fact it was in December, just before I had my last heart attack. Yup, I said heart attack. Boy, I don't like those much. I am getting way too experienced with them. But there is good news that I will share with you shortly.
If there ever was a man who was a true blue East Union fan with Lancer red flowing in his veins it was Maurice "Augie" Agostini.
I can still remember the weekly reading pamphlets in my fourth-grade class. In it was a photograph and story of Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. This was the site where John Wilkes Booth, a well-known actor of his time, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during the third-act performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin." Ford's Theater became property of the U.S. Government shortly after that fatal evening of April 14, 1865 (Lincoln died the very next ...
The San Fernando Valley. The Inland Empire. San Jose. The East Bay. These four major regions in California share two things in common - classic modern-day California-style urban sprawl and a crushing host of problems associated with letting cars and not livability dictate development patterns. The Northern San Joaquin Valley - San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties - is expected to be the high growth region of the next 20-plus years in California. Let's not ...
Ambrosia apples are without a doubt the best tasting apples I've ever had. They have a honey-like taste and are crisp as they are firm like a red apple. They don't come cheap. At $2.99 a pound, my weekly habit of at an Ambrosia a day costs $10.94 or about a tenth of my weekly food bill. The supermarket produce guys take super care handling apples. They understand why they come packed layered between cardboard ...
Manteca may be at the epicenter of the foreclosure meltdown triggered by liar loans and fueled by greed, but we're still enjoying the good life.
The elaborately detailed writing on the envelope that arrived at my parent's house addressed to me had me baffled at first.
The story in Wednesday's Manteca Bulletin about a fight at a weekend party, which reportedly involved an off-duty Manteca police officer and his high-school-senior son, ended with the following paragraph:
Those slamming two of the current council members - Mayor Willie Weatherford and John Harris - for the lack of a dog park in Manteca are barking up the wrong tree.
It's time to protect the franchise. The Manteca Unified School District board tonight will receive a list of Level II cut recommendations from the 100-member budget reduction committee they formed featuring a cross-section of teachers, classified employees and administrators. The goal is to cover a $14 million deficit projected for next school year. If the board bites the bullet and adopts the Level II cuts as a package, it'll leave a $630,000 hole that must ...
I was feeling a bit nostalgic today upon catching a re-airing of the 1989 American League Championship Series featuring the Oakland Athletics against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on little cat's feet.
Last year when I made my annual pilgrimage to my mom's house to watch the New Year's college bowl festival at her neighbor's house, I told her that for the first time in recent memory I was not counting down the days until the calendar could be turned to start a new year because I was anxious to shed myself of the last one. I told her that for once, things had not been too bad and life was all right.
Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.
Get ready for PG&E rate hike Armageddon.
Clean air, or perhaps more precisely, environmental perfection is the killer of blue collar head-of-household jobs in the San Joaquin Valley.
Joann Jamerson asked a simple question: Why do I buy a $75 ticket each year to the Manteca Soroptimists' Holiday Affair if I rarely go?
Manteca has sealed the fate of Austin Road residents north of Highway 99.
The man was fast asleep.
Looking for fall foliage?
Here are two questions to ponder:
I saw the kid walking down the sidewalk out of the corner of my eye as I was raking leaves. He was perhaps 9 or 10 years old.
Lo Angeles, in its present form, should not exist.
I am not a Luddite.
I hate it when the conservatives are right.