Apologists for Sacramento's out-of-control spending habits try to blame everyone and everything else for their irresponsibility: Proposition 13, redevelopment agencies, and special districts.
Today is April Fools' Day.
You've got to love the debate over federal funding of National Public Radio.
Here's an idea. Why don't the 120 men and women in the California Legislature do the "Wisconsin Waltz" and flee to Nevada en masse?
Bravo, for PG&E.
There really is a simple solution to the budget mess in Sacramento.
Sports franchises like the Rochester Royals-Cincinnati Royals Kansas City Kings-Sacramento Kings-La La Land Royals dump cities the way Zsa Zsa Gabor went through eight husbands.
Rancho Seco twin towers soar 55 stories above the ground in Herald some 40 miles north of Manteca.
So is redevelopment a good thing?
Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.
One can easily come up with perhaps more than a dozen reasons to preserve Caswell State Memorial Park from budget-beleaguered, cost-cutting-crazy California. As everyone probably knows by now, the Golden State's more than 200 state parks are being eyed by the powers-that-be in Sacramento as one of the convenient cuts that could be done to trim the $27 billion deficit.
One Saturday night three years ago Manteca Police were running a fairly routine sobriety checkpoint on Yosemite Avenue just past Powers Avenue.
Last Friday, one week following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, I heard a fascinating broadcast. A fisherman had been out to sea just before the disaster stuck. Noticing whirlpools in the water, he headed for shore and ran to his home. By then, the sirens were blaring and the villagers were already evacuating toward the hills. Driving as fast as he could, without time even to save his most valuable property, he fell quickly in line with the vehicles ascending the principal route out of town.
It seems like merely days ago the public dialogue bounced between the skyrocketing price of groceries and gasoline; the rising up of working people in the mid east - as well as our own mid west; and the rambings of a seemingly unstable, implausibly garrulous celebrity whose veins course with "dragon's blood." It seems like just days ago because, well, it was.
Here's some food for thought for municipal leaders in the South County: What if corporate fast food companies piggyback on city efforts to "help people make a living" via food vending trucks?
The art of communication.
A political tsunami is coming – one unlike this state has seen in many years – even decades.
The City of Manteca as far as Gary Singh is concerned needs to be as nimble and responsive as a business is to an ever ...
While many area residents were grateful for the recent rains in the wake of record-setting drought in California, Manteca-Lathrop strawberry farmers were downcast.
Congressman Jeff Denham wants to sell 770,000 empty federally-owned buildings that taxpayers are spending $1.7 billion yearly to maintain.
Kathy Coleman, who is Ripon Unified's Director of Curriculum and Categorical Program, is scheduled to give an update on the English Language/Development programs ...
A special "Hit the Streets for Hunger Fun Run" is set for Saturday, May 1, at the River Island Technology Campus in Lathrop that will ...
Yes, the bell has to be un-rung to kill the Raymus Expressway.
I wanted to call Kirk Kjellberg an idiot.
I had dropped part of my granola bar the size of a dime on the ground.
Who runs the City of Manteca: High-paid consultants or elected council members?
Over the past three decades, judges and juries have filled America's prisons with non-violent offenders.
A little over a decade ago two gay Sierra High students were spied walking on campus holding hands.
The days of the controversial landscaping bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca may be numbered.
The hottest place for commercial development this year for Manteca is the Airport Way corridor north of the 120 Bypass.