Thursday I got to do something with my son, Johnny, that he and I have been talking about for years. I got to go to the Sacramento Enlistment Service desk and be a part of Johnny's induction into the U.S. Army.
Last April a Manteca woman in her 40s was able to stop the foreclosure process on her rural Airport Way home. She did it by working odds jobs and relying on the generosity of others who gave her items to have yard sale after yard sale.
Tom Ammiano is pushing a bill in the Assembly to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.
The air Wednesday morning carried nature's perfume – the scent of blooming almonds – on a gentle breeze.
I am either completely crazy or crazy like a fox.
My first ride in a helicopter was terrifying.
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Did you refrain from buying more house than you could afford?
Manteca is getting ready to wade into the cesspool known as protectionism.
I'm almost proud to say that I live in America's most miserable city.
The days of chain stores spreading like wildfire across the American landscape are coming to an end.
I've been blessed these past two years.
A long time ago
I don't like the idea of a penny increase in sales tax. I am not wild about an additional 12-cent a gallon tax on gasoline. Nor does the thought of increasing the annual vehicle license fees over 70% thrill me.
Valentine's Day and "Love" are totally synonymous.
There is a special bond that exists between father and youngest son in the Goatcher household, and it almost always reaches a crescendo about this time of the year.
It was driving Sawyer slightly crazy.
There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.
I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.