The California Legislature can't even balance a check book yet they have no problem telling the rest of us who aren't in financial trouble and who follow the law how to live our lives.
Marshal Matt Dillon (Jim Arness) is up in heaven right now with Kitty (Amanda Blake), Deputy Dennis Goode (Dennis Weaver) and Doc (Milburn Stone) enjoying a beer at the Long Branch Salon swapping stories and reminiscing about the good old days when TV shows didn't need gratuitous sex and violence to enthrall viewers.
It used to be a blockbuster movie franchise got a reboot every decade or so, but with audience attention span obviously dropping to virtually nil, what's here today is ...well, back today.
Great Wolf Resorts should not under any circumstances be considered a slam dunk.
I do not expect prisons to rehabilitate anyone.
They're grasping at straws in Sacramento.
It is time to end the farce.
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.
Crime - believe it or not - is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.
It reduces identity theft.
Manteca Unified School District's much ballyhooed Going Digital – breathlessly proclaimed by the district's upper echelon management as bringing classrooms into the 21st century – starts next week.
California community colleges once were free when it came to class units.
My 21-year-old granddaughter is a realist.
Gas prices at the Sinclair station and Quick-Kleen Car Wash on East Yosemite Avenue at noon Friday matched the Manteca Costco for the lowest prices in town – a $2.27 a gallon.
How real is the drought?
Water, without a doubt, is perhaps the biggest issue facing California.
What's a bigger threat to your life: Someone driving a car or a madman with a gun?
I've finished my first semester at Columbia College Chicago and lived in the "Windy City" for three months. My last column, printed Oct. 2, was written during my second week at school, so I was a little off on some things (the "crazy" weather - while it may be colder, the weather isn't that bad) and spot-on with other comparisons (most notably the "goat as exotic as a hippopotamus" proclamation).
There is a school of thought that the Manteca City Council has the power – or should have the power – to dictate exactly what businesses can and can't open in Manteca.
If you live in Lathrop, southwest Manteca or Weston Ranch and you're against growth then you'd better get ready to spend a lot of money if you get your wish.
Just how thin is the thin blue line?
While serving as Chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors this past year, I've witnessed many challenges facing our region, as well as tremendous progress and significant achievements. The Board has taken numerous actions over the past year to set San Joaquin County on an exciting path toward continuing financial stability, cutting-edge innovation, and becoming a magnet for economic development and new jobs.
He seemed a nice enough of a young man.