"I halted a fulfilling private sector career path to enter public service. I now have to explain to my wife and daughter that we won't be able to pay the bills because a politician chose to grandstand at our expense." - Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D- Los Angeles, lamenting about forfeiting his pay for the legislature's failure to adopt a balanced budget on time
The air just before dawn in Manteca during the summer is pure heaven.
On June 13, 2011 several special education classes from Manteca Unified schools took a walking field trip to the post office on Maple Avenue for a summer school activity. When we arrived I asked to speak to a supervisor in hopes that we would be able to take a tour of the facility. Autumn Winters spoke to me and said she would be more than happy to accommodate us.
About two weeks ago, an older man who collected recyclable aluminum cans on a daily basis was physically assaulted in the early morning hours during one of his regular rounds.
A tip is a gratuity, right?
You tell your family that it's time to live within your means.
Dead man eating. That's how the public health advocacy organization known as the Environmental Working Group would probably describe me.
Editor's note: Sharyn Bloudoff, an 11th grader with Castle School (home school) and daughter of Dean and Sharyle Bloudoff was the first place winner in the high school division of the National Flag Day Foundation's 2011 essay contest "What Our Flag Means to Me." The following is her winning essay:
Here is the $1.2 million question: Does anyone on the Manteca City Council have the stomach to take a calculated risk to preserve municipal service levels for another year by saving the jobs of six firefighters and at least some of the 10 other municipal workers due to be laid off on July 1 in order to balance the budget?
It was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen: My sister leaving UC Davis Medical Center in a wheelchair Sunday afternoon.
Do you drink alcohol? Perhaps you smoke cigarettes. Maybe you drive a vehicle. Do you earn a pay check? Are you among the folks who buy items at retail stores or dine in restaurants?
Most of life is done by rote.
Imagine the City of Manteca having to spend $3.5 million to cover a bond payment because The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley isn't finished.
Does anyone really want to see Manteca lose six firefighters?
Ready for to hear a couple of dirty little secrets?
The City of Ripon will again update its Housing Element.
A limited number of free tickets are still left to hear Mark "Oz" Geist speak on Saturday.
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be ...
"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru
It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren ...
First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?
The battle for Manteca is on.
The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.
An extremely dry winter in 2012 prompted the South San Joaquin irrigation District to make a rare early January water run to prevent irreversible damage ...
For the first time, the Manteca Senior Center will take part in a packing event benefiting the Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support ...
Calvary Community Church is taking the community back to the Old Testament and setting up a life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses during this ...
The bright red underwear was hard to miss.
Good fences make good neighbors.
It's the $72 billion question - how can the California High Speed Rail Authority win over skeptics and investors?
The fun is about to start.