He didn't go to war. He never carried a gun. He never fired a single bullet.
All I knew about The Lisa Project was that it had something to do with showing child abuse through the eyes of the victims.
Where has the money gone?
Twenty-two years ago this weekend Charles Palmer was looking forward to wearing the Buffalo Green gown and mortar with pride as part of the Manteca High Class of 1989.
For the majority of presentations I conduct, I administer an on-line anonymous survey to get a better feel for what's going on inside the organization. Question number one is, "On a typical day, how would you rate your attitude?"
Philip Morris is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to product development.
Manteca - at least for the past 30 years if not longer - has always under spent surrounding jurisdictions and similar-sized cities when it comes to what residents pay per capita for fire services.
I am at a loss to understand why any person in their right mind - gee, that thing might be a clue - would ever agree to go on the Jerry Springer Show and similar boob tube genre.
Make no doubt about it. High speed rail is sexy.
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
I'm all for legalizing drugs - with just a couple of conditions.
If you're reading this, you didn't make the cut.
Robert "Budge" Brown didn't simply leave his mark on Manteca.
I am a perfect-o-holic.
"There just isn't any money." - Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters.
The Inn by the Station is not the Rose Motel of yesteryear or even of five years ago.
Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the be.tech vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.
I get it now.
Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?
What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?
Once in a great while, someone crosses your path and leaves such an impression that enriches your view of life and makes you appreciate even more the values that should be held near and dear.
They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.
McParland School's Pancake/Omelet Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 1601 Northgate Dr. from 7 to 11 a.m. More than 30 baskets and a handmade quilt will be available for raffle, and proceeds from the event will benefit the eighth grade class. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more info, please call 209.858.7290.
Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.
It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.
All four of Manteca's City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.
Politicians – or elected officials as they like to call themselves – tend to grow thicker skin as time goes on.
Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.
The young mom was elated.
College professors often think out loud.