My son sent me a commencement speech that was recently given at a high school in Pennsylvania. It was a rather lengthy speech, but if it had to be summed up in a few words, these would be them: None of us are special. While that may fly in the face of all the self-help gurus we have here in the Golden State, it is true. We are part of the world – it is not part of us.
Just the concept of Alzheimer's and dementia is something that elicits negative feelings. Nobody wants to think about what it would be like to forget who you are or the life that you lived – the very identity that you work so hard to craft during your years on this planet.
Luck is running out for Stockton.
The party, as they say, is over.
Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.
Lowe's spent close to $400,000 and two years on environmental studies to gain approval to build a 140,000-square-foot store on the northeast corner of the 120 Bypass and Airport Way in Manteca.
How do you get a $290,000 a year pension?
Last Thursday evening, I found myself at Los Angeles' Academy of Motion Picture and Arts on Wilshire Boulevard. There, a battle-front of cameras fired volley after volley at the prestigious actors and actresses about to enter the premiere screening of their soon-to-be famous movie. I had already seen the epic historical drama at a publicity preview in Modesto. But this would be different. Seated among benefactors, nuns and missionaries, priests and a few bishops, I took in, tearfully and with tremendous gratitude, the story once again. The film: "For Greater Glory". The topic: the Mexican Catholic resistance, first peaceful, then ...
It seems simple and straightforward.
Who ever thought drinking a 32-ounce Big Gulp could one day constitute an act of civil disobedience?
Keep Lake Tahoe Blue.
Facebook stock has dropped 24 percent since the company went public on May 18.
Sawyer – our granddaughter's boyfriend who heralds from North Dakota – has a friend who wants to visit him but is leery to do so.
The sound of freedom was loud and clear Sunday at Woodward Park.
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 ...