The biggest threat to the future economic viability of Lathrop isn't the remnants of the foreclosure meltdown. Nor is it a future recession that could eclipse the dive we just took.
The 7-year-old boy stayed close to his brother. Concern was etched all over his face. He was trying hard to hold back his tears. His backpack, looking more bulky than his slight frame, was slung over his shoulders. He wouldn't let go of his brother's own backpack, deploying its wheels and holding on to it by its handle. His small red and white bicycle was lying on the street corner. His brother's own wheels were in the middle of the street, just a few feet away, its front wheel pinned under the right front tire of the ...
Education funding in California is like a Rubik's Cube.
Sugar taxes are not about health.
Supposedly America as a whole is turning into a mass of rude people.
Pity the governor. The money is not there. The man is dealing with a legislature that's controlled by his own party but is suffering from full-scale denial. Special interest groups are doing full-court presses to protest cuts. And the general population wants more services but doesn't want to pay for them.
Odds are you don't know who Steve Bestolarides, Larry Rushstaller, Carlos Villapudua, and Ken Vogel are.
It was one of those twilight zone moments.
Remember the good old days when silence was golden?
Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to point out that you can't see the forest for the trees.
It's time for the Manteca City Council to take charge of the train wreck that the landscape maintenance district (LMD) concept has become of late.
News alert: Mitt Romney is raising a lot of money. A whole lot. So much that in the past three months, he's been out-raising the incumbent president, which is no easy feat. So much that the chattering class is beginning to wonder whether the president's team has been spending too much too early, as opposed to saving it for later.
It was 52 acres of old almonds.
You'd think Chevron would have the decency to at least be subtle.
Bigots, take note.
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 ...
People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.
As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...
The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.
There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.
The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...
The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...
My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.
Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.
Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...
It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...
I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...
Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.
A proposed alignment for the controversial dry levee in southwest Manteca that is a critical element to meet the state mandate to provide 200-year flood ...