Today is April Fools' Day.
You've got to love the debate over federal funding of National Public Radio.
Here's an idea. Why don't the 120 men and women in the California Legislature do the "Wisconsin Waltz" and flee to Nevada en masse?
Bravo, for PG&E.
There really is a simple solution to the budget mess in Sacramento.
Sports franchises like the Rochester Royals-Cincinnati Royals Kansas City Kings-Sacramento Kings-La La Land Royals dump cities the way Zsa Zsa Gabor went through eight husbands.
Rancho Seco twin towers soar 55 stories above the ground in Herald some 40 miles north of Manteca.
So is redevelopment a good thing?
Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.
One can easily come up with perhaps more than a dozen reasons to preserve Caswell State Memorial Park from budget-beleaguered, cost-cutting-crazy California. As everyone probably knows by now, the Golden State's more than 200 state parks are being eyed by the powers-that-be in Sacramento as one of the convenient cuts that could be done to trim the $27 billion deficit.
One Saturday night three years ago Manteca Police were running a fairly routine sobriety checkpoint on Yosemite Avenue just past Powers Avenue.
Last Friday, one week following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, I heard a fascinating broadcast. A fisherman had been out to sea just before the disaster stuck. Noticing whirlpools in the water, he headed for shore and ran to his home. By then, the sirens were blaring and the villagers were already evacuating toward the hills. Driving as fast as he could, without time even to save his most valuable property, he fell quickly in line with the vehicles ascending the principal route out of town.
It seems like merely days ago the public dialogue bounced between the skyrocketing price of groceries and gasoline; the rising up of working people in the mid east - as well as our own mid west; and the rambings of a seemingly unstable, implausibly garrulous celebrity whose veins course with "dragon's blood." It seems like just days ago because, well, it was.
Here's some food for thought for municipal leaders in the South County: What if corporate fast food companies piggyback on city efforts to "help people make a living" via food vending trucks?
Some $220 million annually in sales tax is not being collected by California cities and counties.
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 ...