California's public education could be moving toward another crisis that could ultimately undermine local control.
Summertime and the livin' is easy
Manteca voters in 160 days will elect a mayor and two council members.
It is a common lament: Why is Manteca allowing new home construction when there are so many foreclosures?
It's animal cruelty - at least for Manteca dogs and cats as opposed to those from Lathrop.
When a couple is married for 50 years, it is actually a century of trying to support each other when it's all added up.
California water politics are about as easy to navigate as swimming through shark infested waters with 100 pounds of red meat strapped to your back.
Was that a Huey Lewis sighting at the San Joaquin County Fair?
State prisoners could soon get hit by sending jobs off-shore.
Two pivotal projects that could end up making or breaking Central Manteca's future are expected to break ground in the coming months.
A few years back, Manteca Waterslides did a take-off on a popular Top 40 song "Walk Like an Egyptian" to create a radio campaign dubbed "Walk Like a Manteekan" promoting the recreation water park.
It's a tongue in cheek police harassment satire that a friend sent me on line supposedly written by a police sergeant in a Southern California department. It was well done and it was obvious I had to talk with the author before using it in a column.
Sometime on Friday afternoon when I was busy planting four Japanese maples, the earthly journey of my oldest brother Richard ended.
Roy Gardner lived across the alley from my family when I was growing up in Roseville.
My sister Mary was a senior in high school when she decided she wanted to become a teacher.
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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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