Here's today's riddle: Who is smarter - the world famous corporate clown Ronald McDonald or the San Francisco Board of Supervisors?
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.
General plans - state mandated planning documents designed to serve as a blueprint for a community's growth - are viewed by critics often times as merely ...
They've got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do - body shaming.
The debate isn't whether teachers, police officers, firefighters, county hospital nurses or any other public employee works hard and deserves healthy pay raises.
There was an issue with a Manteca organization a few years ago – maybe longer now – where the person who oversaw administering the funds ended up ...
I never saw the iconic Manteca High tower.
Math is a precise discipline.
Take a walk on the wild side. Go to some spots in the 200 block of West Yosmeite Avenue or even in neighborhoods where long-time ...
Is the drought over?
Five recent registered nursing grads were honored Thursday at Doctors Hospital for completion of their months-long residency program with a celebration in the hospital's ...
It used to be that if police officers or firefighters would respond to a scene where somebody was lighting off illegal fireworks and they couldn ...
Parent surveys as well as growth are being weighed by the Manteca Unified School District board as they consider the possibility of expanding the Be ...
Twelve bee hives were destroyed by someone driving through an almond orchard north of Manteca along Lovelace Road over the weekend.
Vandals and vagrants are continuing their attack on the 100 and 200 blocks of West Yosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca
There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants - the Pew Hispanic Center's estimate - that are in this country.
It looks like the immediate threat of a flood in South San Joaquin County is suspended for the time being.