The City of Manteca at one point had 430 approved employee positions.
Prisoners have better healthcare than most taxpayers.
Crying wolf one too many times could lead to an unpleasant day of reckoning come the morning after May 19 for California public schools.
I have a mild headache – and I couldn't be happier.
I wouldn't call competitive eating a sport.
Dianne Feinstein – arguably the best choice for California's next governor – isn't likely to run for the Golden State's top elected office unless she has a martyr streak a thousand miles wide.
If you want class-size reduction to stay intact, then there is only one thing to do – convince the Manteca Unified School District board Tuesday to put Lathrop High on ice and close two elementary schools by consolidating Veritas and Nile Garden as well as New Haven and Joshua Cowell.
It is time to rethink Manteca Unified's proposal to slash $400,000 from the budget by increasing the minimum distance to bus students to and from school.
Mark the date of May 19, 2009.
It's not too often we get an opportunity to see a living legend in his prime right here in our backyard.
It is time for Manteca to get serious about water and energy conservation.
We ran into a lot of friends this week at various events like Millie Bolding past employee at Libbey Owens Ford and Sharp Depot with her husband Graham (PG&E). They were their usual smiling happy people.
There are three two-sided billboards on Moffat Boulevard that are a testimony to the blatant misuse of Congressional power.
It must be a conspiracy.
Today, the Sunday after Easter, Catholics honor the Mercy of God. Of course, we need God's mercy year 'round. So much needless cruelty and suffering in the world could be avoided - or at least overcome - -if mercy were in greater supply. Think, for example, of the senseless violence in our own neighborhoods. But Divine Mercy Sunday focuses in a special way on God's love at work through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What are you doing this weekend?
I plan on fighting crime Saturday night.
People, they say, get the government they ask for.
Manteca's municipal staff - based on the reality of budget cuts not to mention the City Council's own narrative - is doing a Herculean job of keeping things going.
A group of moms are demanding changes in their central east Manteca neighborhood after what happened to 11-year-old Hunter Davis and his sibling. They want it cleaned up and they are looking to the Manteca Police and City of Manteca to make that happen.
Too bad satirist Jonathan Swift isn't alive today and on the Manteca City Council.
Where is Al Sharpton? Where is Jesse Jackson? After all, the brutal beating and humiliation of a Black woman was recently caught on video and disseminated widely for all to see, yet there is no outcry from the usual suspects who incite racial divide at every given opportunity.
It is now clearer than ever that the California Public Utilities Commission is not a neutral state agency trying to balance the interests of powerful energy companies such as PG&E and those of the little guy.
Manteca Unified has a big problem.
Cleaning my stove is a snap.
What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?
Alexander Bronson says he wants to "address all issues of concern in education to parents, staff, and students." Apparently those concerns for the 21-year-old USC graduate don't include character, ethics, honesty, or following the rules.
If you met Hunter Davis, he'd strike you as a typical 11-year-old boy.
Remember the good old days when the worst you had to worry about were dogs taking a dump on your lawn?