The Manteca City Council – contrary to anyone's expectations – is not the Federal Reserve Board. Nor are they, thank goodness, Congress.
In the summer of 1990, John Ralston tried to mold athletes from the then-Soviet Union into a football team.
Manteca built 304 homes last year while Modesto built eight homes and Tracy even less.
Let's be honest, the economic numbers for San Joaquin County are not pretty. Our unemployment rate is at 17.1 percent, up about 4 points from last year. According to an Associated Press study released in early December, San Joaquin County ranked as the eighth most economically stressed county in the country as measured by unemployment, bankruptcy and foreclosure rates. In the study, a county is generally considered stressed when their score exceeds 11: San Joaquin County scored a whopping 22.92.
California has a $20 billion deficit, is releasing tens of thousands of hardcore felons early from prison, education funding is being slashed, public college tuitions are soaring, and unemployment is at 12 percent statewide.
"You can't expect people to turn their lives around if you don't provide them with the opportunity to do so." – Dave Thompson, executive director of the HOPE Family Shelters
Editor's note: The following is testimony Thursday at the State Capitol before the Joint Information Hearing of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee as well as the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee focusing on Proposition 16 – the PG&E-authored and financed measure to require a two-thirds vote for local public electric providers.
Developers are playing with fire – literally.
Let's stop kidding ourselves.
Jury duty is a civic responsibility.
The newspaper personals ad was direct and to the point.
You don't have to look too far to find the real heroes in America today.
At the last Manteca Unified school board meeting, the trustees approved a calendar which defies description. But, I will try to explain what has happened. District administration brought a calendar to the school board for their approval. Not only had district administration recommended approval, but school leaders representing nearly 2,000 employees had supported this calendar. A great deal of thought, time and effort was spent in developing a calendar that provided an excellent framework for learning during these tough financial times.
I was out for a walk about 15 years ago with my first Dalmatian named Zebra when an elderly neighbor – she actually lived two blocks away – beckoned me from her porch.
The state bureaucracy is bloated.
I do something that is putting me down the same path as the dodo bird. I drink tap water.
Do yourself a favor.
Why is San Francisco privileged?
Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states.
My neighbor had an unexpected visitor recently.
Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?
Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.
It may surprise Sacramento and its bureaucratic hordes that large segments of California are in danger of lapsing into death throes due to a fourth ...
Manteca has a performing arts center on its wish list.
Leo Bennett-Cauchon is an optimist.
I do not like rap music.
DEAR DIDI: I just want a normal dog for once. My last dog had separation anxiety. The dog before that was overprotective. The dog before ...
I cannot predict where the next stabbing will occur in Manteca.
Remember the Summer of Love?
There is an erroneous assumption that many make that you have to be an educator or have children in school to serve on the school ...