The professor was indignant. "The state should be ashamed of themselves," she told the TV news crew. "They need to find some other way to make cuts." Another University of California employee – a custodian – got students who were worked up about tuition topping $10,000 a year and staff being cut to let out loud whoops of approval when she said the university had the "audacity" to lay off a quarter of the people ...
Catch and release. It is a game with expensive and potentially deadly consequences that law enforcement is forced to play with criminals in San Joaquin County. The following is an example of a catch and release among hundreds that occur each month in Manteca. Police seized 2.5 pounds of marijuana buds with a street value of $5,000, 15.1 ounces of crystal meth with a street value of $1,200, along with drug pipes, two scales, and ...
I'd like to review class size reduction, which is keeping class sizes at 20 in grades kindergarten through third grade.
Here are some Ripley's Believe It Or Not amazing facts from the streets of Manteca. Strange, but true, a driver on Sept. 1, 1999 actually was seen coming to a full-stop at the Tahoe Way and Mission Ridge Drive stop sign. Did you know that pedestrians in some cultures actually have a right to walk on green lights? Some quaint motorists belonging to the long lost tribe dubbed "Courteous Motorists" have been known to use ...
My friend Jerry could be a character out of a Stephen King book. He made money working in technology while dabbling in Bay Area real estate and the stock market years ago. His house in Fremont was nearly paid; his twins – a boy and girl – had just graduated high school and were off to college, leaving Jerry (his actual name was changed for the sake of this column) and his wife of 20 ...
First dates and disasters are one in the same for me. My best first date ever ended with me trying to figure what to do when I spotted slugs and snails inching across her patio. Looking for something romantic to do or say I asked if she'd ever tried killing snails with salt. When she said "no," we were off to the races. The only problem was I neglected to suggest we hose down the ...
Did you know the Manteca Unified School District has five parcels of property for future school sites? If the district does not develop the properties within a few years, it pays a penalty to the state for removing the property from the property tax stream. So, what are we doing? We are placing a bench on the properties and calling it a roadside rest stop which is considered developing the property.
NEWS ITEM: Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say tried to trade his 74-year-old father's Lincoln for $50 worth of crack cocaine.
Manteca's city leaders may not have realized it but when they took a vote Tuesday night to support South San Joaquin Irrigation District in their bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon they endorsed a plan that will help agriculture survive and thrive in the South County.
Debby Moorhead's decision to join the rest of the Manteca City Council in backing South San Joaquin Irrigation District in the agency's bid to replace PG&E as the retail power provider in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon could not have been easy.
The high school experience can be tough on freshmen. For the most part, they've had to adjust to a new school with hallway lockers. This new surroundings may also entail these ninth-grade students jumping from classroom to classroom and, based on their schedule, racing across campus in a matter minutes. In terms of the pecking order, they've gone from the rulers of the school as eighth graders to the new kids on the block. Now, ...
Gina M. Roos had every right to be upset after her recent experience at the East Yosemite Avenue McDonald's in Manteca.
With Friday's eighth anniversary of 9/11, it was time once again to ask the annual question: where would we be, had the attacks never taken place?
In a twist on standard benevolence from those in a superior position the California Legislature taketh away and the California Legislature giveth.
I always thought I would make a good loss prevention officer in a retail store, because everything seems to happen right in front of me.
Les Reile stood tall all his life with a passion for the underdog. Those touched by his smile, his endless stories and his love for all will keep his memory tucked safely in their hearts. Les was a man who was always thinking about what he could do for others, not what any of those he held close could do for him.
There were almost 4.5 million dog bites in the United States during 2012.
Daniel Baughman was a saint.
Sacramento has Sleep Train Arena.
Halloween wasn't really my thing as a kid.
San Francisco is the latest city to contemplate sin taxes on soda.
We have come a long way since Flight 90.
•Seventy law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty during 2012 in the United States. Forty-nine of them were gunned down.
The latest abuse of rats comes from Connecticut College.
Why are insurance rates so high?
Giving isn't a two-way street for some corporations.
Barack Obama is no Richard Nixon.
We were bicycling over Daggett Pass when a semi-truck passed us.
How Great Wolf Resorts came knocking on Manteca's door three years ago is the result of what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford might describe as a blown opportunity.
Toni Raymus isn't a writer by trade.