I had started my descent from the top of Wildrose Peak at 9,069 feet above Death Valley.
Since the advent of tasers, their electric shocks have often been blamed for the deaths of violent suspects in the field and in jail cells after resisting arrest by police.
Recently I was tasked with driving from southeast of Reno to San Diego. Had it just been Reno to San Diego, it would have made sense to backtrack on I-80 and then south on I-5. But, since a stop was necessary in the garden spot of Silver Springs, Nev., I decided to head over to Highway 395.
My brothers dared me to do what they caught Jeff, a young kid from across the alley, doing one day.
The weather in recent days has gifted me with enough incentive to get up earlier than usual in the morning. As a night owl, I've never been an ardent fan of Ben Franklin's "early to bed, and early to rise" no matter how many promises of wealth come with it.
We take a lot for granted.
Pity the United States Postal Service.
San Joaquin County is a trendsetter when it comes to crime and non-punishment in California.
We require sex education in school.
Cambay Group Allan Chapman and sociology professor Nat Mendelsohn both qualify as men of vision when it comes to urban planning. Both are also among the breed of modern-day riverboat gamblers who willingly tied their fortunes to the roll of real estate development dice.
The average household income in Menlo Park is $110,000.
What has Occupy Oakland accomplished?
It is tough to forget 1985.
Someone sent me an e-mail a while back about a column that was supposedly penned by Charley Reese, formerly of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel where he worked for three decades – from 1971 to 2001 when he retired. During that time, he wrote three columns a week for the newspaper which were also distributed to other publications nationwide by King Features Syndicate.
Can Manteca afford to build an interchange at McKinley Avenue and the 120 Bypass?
Who killed the modest proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $400 million in state money to subsidize affordable housing?
The best advice I have for the Manteca City Council when it comes to library services is this: Take Stephen Breacain's suggestion to heart.
It was the sweetest music Jose Baron ever heard.
The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.
Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...
Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...
The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.
"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...
Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.
The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...
Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...
Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...
Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...
You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...
People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.