Would seeing a photo of a corpse covered with a white sheet and identification tag hanging from the big toe make you give up the habit if you smoke?
Once upon a time, the YMCA was the No. 1 fitness club.
It definitely isn't your father's water park.
I was walking through the Kankakee Daily-Journal offices during a visit with friends in Illinois back in 1989.
Willie Weatherford is an "aw shucks" kind of guy.
It was moving at a pretty good clip.
Do you like waiting for trains to pass through Manteca?
Dale Johnson's license plate holder always amazed me.
Do clothes make the man?
So what was the verdict on Tuesday as far as Manteca politics is concerned?
He's been demonized by some, vilified by a few, and marginalized by others.
No matter what you think of Carlon Perry, Willie Weatherford, Debby Moorhead, Ben Cantu and all of the other candidates for local offices in today's elections in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop you have got to admire them.
This is the story of two stores in Manteca. Maybe, I should say, the stories of two stores in Manteca because one is about how success is achieved, and the other is about how success slips away.
Californians are amazing.
Americans never used to whine.
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Ripon's small town character could be in jeopardy.
California - for the time being - is still a place where the working class can survive.
Everyone has their favorite time of year. For a lot of people – maybe even most people – it is the holidays.
Manteca has had seven directly elected mayors - Trena Kelley, Jack Snyder, Frank Warren, Bill Perry, Carlon Perry, Willie Weatherford and now Steve DeBrum.
". . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among ...
The American Legion Post 249 has a problem.
It's a nice toasty 100 degrees plus today.
Kim Davis is not a hero.
Did you wake up with a roof over your head this morning?
Every house I've lived in except one has been adjacent to an alley.
What is arguably the safest place to be in California?
Pain is relative.
If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.
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