Do not - I repeat - do not go hunting for a Christmas tree with someone who is pursuing a double major in engineering and architecture.
I was laying flat on my face inches from a 1,500 foot vertical drop along a ledge on the back side of the final leg of the trail up Mt. Whitney.
The ticking time bomb known as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta poses a serious threat to the economic future of California, the ability to feed much of this nation, and to preserve a key Pacific Coast estuary for both fowl and fish.
Sadie Cabral was a classy lady who loved making people smile.
Justice is bittersweet.
The business climate is bad in California.
I always love getting calls from people who live on the East Coast or Midwest this time of year.
I'm not a huge fan of hunting.
Sylvia Siegel was an amazing woman.
It was the ultimate defining moment for the out-of-control culture of entitlement.
Ben Cantu - who finished second in the Manteca mayor's race last month - sounded like a broken record at times during the campaign when he harped on the city's "inability" to adopt a plan and stick to it.
Remember the howling wolf?
Whispering campaigns are always the ugliest.
Bummed about the economy?
I am trying to - in the words of trendy experts - de-clutter my life.
Roem Baur had it all on Tuesday night.
Stockton Police are alleging Manteca Unified School District board member Sam Fant is a person of interest in an Internet café gambling operation.
Water is water, right?
There is no delicate way to put this. The folks who run the City of Manteca day-to-day are out of touch with the people they serve.
"People have a right to privacy."
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.