What kills more people in the United States: Guns or cars?
Shortly after arriving in Manteca in 1991 I was told by several people of how some Bay Area counties would "pay" welfare recipients to help them move to the Central Valley by providing everything from bus tickets to assistance with getting an apartment.
What a way to kick off the week: Blue Monday.
Six days from now marks the 163rd anniversary of the most defining event in California history - the discovery of gold by James Marshall at Coloma.
I should have said something, but I didn't.
Between the day she was born and the day she died the world had changed.
The Tidewater Bikeway rates as a true visionary move made by Manteca civic leaders in the 1990s.
January in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.
My family thought I had lost it when I moved to Manteca 20 years ago.
There is evil in the world.
India has its sacred cow.
It is illegal to enter the United States without going through the proper channels.
It started with a need to replace a woefully inadequate cheap toilet – with an installation job to match – the bank had put in place in a bid to "modernize" the foreclosure I bought nearly three years ago.
Do we really need a washing machine that e-mails you when it's through with a load of clothes?
PG&E - contrary to the belief of the Marin County Board of Supervisors - is not trying to kill off its customers using electromagnetic radiation.
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.
Cleaning my stove is a snap.
What harm does it do to have the homeless pushing shopping carts full of personal belongings around Manteca?
Alexander Bronson says he wants to "address all issues of concern in education to parents, staff, and students." Apparently those concerns for the 21-year-old USC graduate don't include character, ethics, honesty, or following the rules.
If you met Hunter Davis, he'd strike you as a typical 11-year-old boy.
Remember the good old days when the worst you had to worry about were dogs taking a dump on your lawn?
Don't cook dinner on Friday; Anderson's Mower & Bike will take care of you! They are holding a Texas Roadhouse drive-thru fundraiser dinner on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Spreckels Park BMX Track from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 and they are available at their store at 907 W. Yosemite Ave. in Manteca. For more go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13884/
Murder is not acceptable.