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?
Some $220 million annually in sales tax is not being collected by California cities and counties.
McKinley Avenue expressway is far from dead.
It was panhandling central.
Responsible pit bull owners do have a point.
LATHROP – Once I became a junior in high school there wasn't a week that went by that I didn't eat at a taco truck with my friends.
So what has 17,838 more Manteca residents brought us?
South San Joaquin County has a mixture of four expanding cities and a growing job base with an even brighter outlook that is destined to clash with vibrant agricultural endeavors.
Wide streets may bring people downtown but it doesn't get them to stop there.
Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.
The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.
Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum ...
Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...
Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...
Plans call for Manteca's fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city's first partial cloverleaf.
The late Peter Dalben- a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards - is being inducted into ...
A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.
Sixty-two percent of us - according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California - favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...
The President's plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...
It's time to end Manteca's annual budget charade.
It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.
Go back the Dark Ages, say the 1970s.
Hardcore militant vegans - those that eschew animal products in any form to consume not based on health reasons but the morality of killing any animal ...
It's arguably be the most expensive and contentious line ever to be drawn in the history of Manteca.