I was jogging down Van Ryn Road when I heard Mick Jagger belting out "Satisfaction".
It's time to think out of the box that has been downtown Manteca.
Amazing, isn't it? Big agricultural interests along with development interests that want to fuel even more LA-San Diego growth with imported water push for the $14 billion Twin Tunnels or Peripheral Canal 2.0. Then within months the Delta Smelt death count at the Tracy pumps skyrocketed, prompting a sharp curtailment this week in water deliveries to the Southland and big corporate farms in ...
Mandatory gun liability insurance for gun owners sounds reasonable, doesn't it?
"Dude! It's cold! Shorts?"
Tracy landed an Amazon fulfillment center and an accompanying 1,000 jobs.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ripon's Pinky Hawes died unexpectedly Friday following complications from an elective surgery in the Bay Area. Hawes was widely known in the Ripon community for her contributions to children, to education, to her church, to her family and to sports activities. Funeral services are tentatively set for Wednesday at Deegan Funeral Home in Ripon. The following is a column about her life that appeared in The Bulletin some six years ago shortly ...
Not making algebra a mandatory eighth grade subject in California schools has all the usual suspects in a tizzy.
Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the egos of their politicians. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is heading to California. His objective is to steal jobs. A Rhode Island-sized radio campaign – $24,000 worth of paid spots – preceded his pilgrimage to the cutting-edge land known as California. Perry's spiel is that he's heading here because it's hard to do ...
Can we stop being fixated with Gov. Chris Christie's weight?
Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.
If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.
There is nothing more dreadful than the IRS in terms of confusing heavy-handedness. But the IRS teaming up with big corporations takes bullying to a new level. Thanks to the Institute of Justice and District of Columbia federal judge James Boasberg, Americans have been spared a merger between the tax world equivalent of Satan and his disciples. The IRS – at the prodding of H&R Block and Intuit – tried to make it illegal for ...
The odds are you are swimming in pennies. You probably have hundreds scattered around your house, car and office desk. There was a time when pennies could actually buy things such as penny candy. Those days are long gone. Now it is rare for anyone to pick up a penny they see on the sidewalk. And to make it worse, it now costs 2.41 cents to make each of the 6 billion pennies minted each ...
A scruffy-looking man and woman were asking for help with a cardboard sign Saturday afternoon at Yosemite and Commerce avenues.
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
How many calories are in 16 ounces of orange juice? Try 220 calories.