Arturo Cardenas swivels in his seat, peaking over the partition to spy the first wave trickling in.
I confess. I could care less that Lance Armstrong blood doped. I could care even less whether Barry Bonds and half of baseball uses steroids. They are playing games that happen to be big business. Yes, they either did or may have cheated. But why is this is a national crime? Should the FBI and the Department of Justice be spending inordinate amount of resources going after them? Yes, they broke the law. But let's ...
I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago. Only one copy exists. I beat 1-in-699,600 odds. Jeff Hoekstra, manager of Krier's Cards and Comics in Modesto, sold my 2011 Topps Chrome Football autographed superfractor card, for $6,000 this past week just days before the San Francisco play in Atlanta for the National Football League conference title. What makes this story more interesting is I've been a lifelong San Francisco 49ers ...
We are all familiar with Homecoming, the longstanding tradition at every high school that allows for a week of dress up and a taste of being among the local royalty.
So how good do we have it today? There was a time when the words "flu epidemic" struck fear into the hearts of every man. Today we virtually scoff at flu. We even debate the wisdom of flu shots. How lucky we are. Back in 1918 there were 675,000 Americans - the population of San ...
Startled, the dog tore down the driveway and around the corner, ignoring his owner's commands.
A gunman enters an elementary school. He feels disrespected. When he finds the subject of his ire - a teacher by the name of Olive Taylor - he starts yelling. Then he pulls out a gun and shoots her. A janitor who had heard the noise came running into the room just as the shots ...
Down along Moffat Boulevard there are those who don't live the way most Californians do. They don't live in McMansions. They don't live in modest, traditional single-family homes. They don't live in apartments.
Information on the Internet should be free.
How much is that doggie in the window? Or more precisely, how much is that doggie worth in terms of sentimental value if someone kills it, either accidentally or intentionally? It's a question facing the Texas Supreme Court. Jeremy and Kathryn Medlen have sued the City of Fort Worth after their 7-year-old dog was picked up after escaping from their yard. They were ...
Riley Simmons - the Colony Oak Elementary School fourth grader waging a battle with brain cancer - was all smiles.
Jerry Brown's legacy awaits. And so does the future of California.
There is little argument that gay teens have been in Scouting since the movement started a century ago.
The consumer electronics gadget show in Las Vegas is wasted on me.
The revolution - or more accurately, the rebirth of sound urban planning - will start bearing fruit this year.
Is the plan PG&E proof?
DEAR DIDI: It hasn't been all that hot yet but I noticed when I was walking my English Bulldog the other day he refused to stay on the sidewalk. Can you tell me about temperatures for walks and what I should watch for when I take her in the car? -Worried Mommy in Manteca
Pundits - and editorial cartoonists - are having a field day over Congress' decision to restore funding for air traffic controllers while letting programs such as Headstart for low-income kids and Meals on Wheels for shut-in senior citizens take federal budget hits.
"This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis.
People need to stop having heart palpations over Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Meeting a couple of Ripon folks, and one from Linden and another from Tracy was an unexpected pleasure in my brief two days of jury duty this week – especially when four of us just happened to go out to lunch together on Thursday.
FRENCH CAMP – It's a funny thing, this horse racing business.
She's a single mom in her early 30s. She lives in an old farmhouse in an almond orchard five miles east of Manteca. The closest neighbor is a quarter mile of a way but the trees make it impossible to see their home.
Yosemite National Park is not Disneyland.
The aging RV was parked under a stately tree providing relief from the 90-degree midday heat.
Bell bottom pants. Flare-leg pants. Men's rayon tie scarves. Polyester suits.
Call it farmer smarts