It's difficult to stay calm when a co-worker is peering over your shoulder trying to make sure you complete your assignment accurately, or when a well-meaning family members is watching over your plate to make sure you don't stray from your diet.
Ever been inside a state prison?
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg apparently are now advocating the equivalent of political civil war in California.
Manteca, at one-time, made the goal of creating a Hacienda Business Park type development envisioned as Tara Business Park a top priority along McKinley Avenue south of the 120 Bypass.
They don't get it, do they?
I try to make it to the gym every morning, and if I had exercise equipment, sauna, steam room and a swimming pool at my house, I wouldn't need to. But since I don't, I have to go someplace where other people are there to do the same thing I am.
There is a line in the illegal immigration debate that goes something like this: Illegal workers pay tons of taxes that help subsidize the rest of us because they can't benefit from them such as Social Security tax.
There was a noon-time drama that developed from a dog knapping Friday at lunchtime in a downtown Manteca parking lot that attracted a half dozen volunteers who turned out looking for the culprit and the missing six-month-old Morkie – a Maltese and Yorkie mix.
San Francisco - some pessimists contend - is a city waiting to die.
I've got nothing against Taco Bell. It is what it is.
Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?
The Friends of the Manteca Library take note. The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is considering going on record opposing Assembly Bill 438.
Jerry Springer isn't the only unbelievable TV on the tube these days.
Pop quiz! What did they call "multitasking" in the eighties?
It is inexcusable what Kobe Bryant mouthed an NBA official. In case you haven't watched any form of mass or social media in the last few days now that Charlie Sheen's rantings have become yesterday's news it was the gay slur that starts with an "f."
Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.
The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.
I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.
They call it the green room.
There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.
She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.
Bert Fuller was fuming.
Manteca, I love thee for . . .
Manteca's future is much too important to leave in the hands of engineers and textbook planners.
Maddy Hudson already earned her ticket to Hollywood.
Joanne Jamerson is a vibrant, engaging, caring, thoughtful, classy, and wise lady.
I had reached the tipping point.
It doesn't take a high-paid consultant to tell you where the next community park is going in Manteca so why bother with a park master plan?
Do you want a killer on the streets?
Early February in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.