For those who long for a universe that's fair, things haven't been going so well. Why Gulf oil rig Deepwater Horizon's meltdown in leadership and accountability in April led to a deadly explosion and environmental disaster will be better understood with time. But what's hard to understand is how millions of innocent human beings and other forms of life should suffer so much irreparable loss at the hands of companies who simply don't comply.
Richard Pombo is a political lightning rod.
The Internal Revenue Service has now created another marriage penalty to the benefit of California's registered domestic partners - primarily same-sex couples.
I am a firm believer in using reusable tote bags at the grocery store.
When a tsunami hits, first there is an earthquake. Then, the ocean recedes only to recoil with a massive surge that devastates everything in its path.
It is open season on rosary beads in a growing number of school districts across the United States.
Every year officials from county, cities, agencies and community leaders embark on a journey to Washington, D.C., to meet with federal officials and elected representatives to advocate for funding for local transportation and infrastructure projects.
Before the federal government starts suing Arizona over immigration law, maybe Uncle Sam should get his own house in order.
Do we really need to know the sordid details of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu's death?
A slight drizzle had turned into a steady rain following the cracking of thunder while I was on an early afternoon run down Wellington Avenue on Thursday.
Lathrop Elementary Principal David Silveira gets extra credit for going against the grain.
Last year, the Ripon City Council explored the idea of developing a farmers' market in our historical downtown sector. The plan was to collaborate with downtown businesses, farmers' market vendors and the community to revitalize our downtown businesses. Unfortunately, due the multitude of regulations and to a late start, it was decided to postpone it until this year.
The caller didn't waste any time.
It's pomp and circumstance time again.
It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.
Almond prices in California have dropped significantly in the past few months, giving environmentalists hope the slump will halt orchard plantings but experts say the ...
Sometimes you just want ice cream.
I had stopped by my mom's house after finishing an eight-day bicycling trip crisscrossing the Sierra.
Twenty-five years ago when I first moved to Manteca, one of my bicycle trips took me up Airport Way into Stockton and then Charter Way ...
The Manteca Unified Going Digital effort, in order to succeed, has to be about more than just technology.
Walk across Woodward Avenue east of South Main Street any late weekday afternoon.
It's not easy to become a Manteca firefighter
Now that work crews have started ground work on the first project in the initial wave of Measure G bond projects, the Manteca Unified School ...
The next step in moving forward Manteca's much ballyhooed 210.7-acre family entertainment zone anchored by a 500-room resort with an indoor waterpark as ...
The National Football League's Pro Bowl on Sunday is something Manteca High fans can cheer about.
Five gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a dark colored sedan in the 400 block of East Woodward Avenue at about 7:45 ...
The Young Turks in the Silicon Valley like to brag about creating "disruptive innovation."
Solving the homeless problem is a bigger challenge than inventing a perpetual motion machine.
It is absurd how we elect the President of the United States.