Scads of empty Gatorade bottles littered the practice football at Zuckerman Field. That's the one-time summer training camp of the San Francisco 49ers. From the late 1990s to 2002, the University of the Pacific catered to this proud NFL franchise. The Niners held two practice sessions daily free to the public. Bleachers were often scattered with mostly fans trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite players. The blowing of an air horn often signaled ...
When the Democrats put out their health care proposals, they made sure not to forget their friends at ACORN, the organization involved in voter fraud throughout America.
Just how did we let drugs get such a destructive hold on our communities? Credit denial and running away – the two surefire ways to let the cancer spread. This summer a visitor from North Dakota told of how their community was free of crime except for some meth users but police there had that under control. It was a similar line used about two decades ago by Manteca when it came to gangs and ...
Our priorities should be kids, not hoarding cash. For many months, we have heard from Manteca Unified District Superintendent Jason Messer that our district is a business.
A punk – and there is no other way to describe whoever did it – spray painted "SUR" on my garage door almost two weeks ago.
The Rev. Mark Rindels no longer shepherds the congregation at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church in Manteca where he was pastor for 17 years.
PG&E doesn't think South San Joaquin Irrigation District is playing fair. It doesn't matter that the SSJID is exercising its constitutional authority to look out for the best interests of the community they were created to serve by petitioning the San Joaquin County Local Agency Formation Commission to enter the retail power business. And while eminent domain has nothing to do with the LAFCO decision nor is it a foregone conclusion, PG&E also thinks the ...
California as a civilized state is a fluke. Within its boundaries arguably contain the most varied and awe-inspiring repertoire of nature on earth - pristine sandy beaches, rugged primitive coastlines, high desert, soaring mountains, redwoods, bristlecone pines, Death Valley, volcanoes, Yosemite Valley, the Great Central Valley and more. How Mother Nature's splendor was shaped and distributed in California could never have supported 38 million residents or boast the most productive farmland the world has ever ...
It is being billed as a pitch to get kids to work hard and stay in school. Some say it is Orwellian. Others claim it is cult worship. And then there are those that contend it is political grandstanding on the taxpayer's dime.
PG&E – whether you like the San Francisco-based utility or not – has no one else to blame for South San Joaquin Irrigation District moving toward entering the retail power business but PG&E itself.
People who play golf pretty much know there are three different types of golf courses. However, those of you who don't play golf might be under the impression that all golf courses are alike. In actuality, the three categories of golf courses are so different as night and day.
How did Manteca Unified get in its present financial predicament that some contend is worse than neighboring school districts?
A few days ago I took my son to the Lovelace Transfer Station. It was part of our grand move, with the job at hand to toss away over 10 years of memories at the San Joaquin County solid waste facility. Of course, I'd prefer to call it junk that's accumulated over the years. Josh, who is nearly 14, started reminiscing about the old toys that we had stored in the garage. Included were some ...
Much ado is being made of the United States infant mortality rate in the crisis du jour debate involving health care.
In the past, I received $200 for classroom supplies. Not a month, not a semester but for the YEAR. I will receive $25 for the year. And, you might not realize this, but in the past, the school board gave the superintendent a $300 supply allowance. Not per year, per MONTH. To his credit, Superintendent Jason Messer turned this perk down. That's not the point. Do you see how this example further illustrates my point ...
Federal employees are different from you and I.
The clock is ticking for the Manteca Kaiser Permanente Hospital.
Pain is relative.
There is a private firm recycling e-waste Oct. 18-19 in the parking lot near Kohl's.
Henry Ford is the man.
There he was.
We do not have a federal government shutdown.