Ronald McDonald is about as popular in San Francisco as a 9.1 earthquake.
I did a double take.
Sitting on a sofa
So does who does California high speed rail benefit?
Cement apparently flowed freely in the 1950s.
Take a trip south on Highway 99 toward the Grapevine on a stagnant summer day.
I'm probably being naïve, but after seeing the final numbers in the first Safe and Sane Fireworks fund-raising in Lathrop, I can't help being baffled by the scant net amounts received by the five nonprofit groups whose dedicated volunteers toiled hard for seven days in the sizzling summer heat to earn money for their pet community projects.
Aren't you glad you're alive today?
Victor Mow - who did little to improve the financial integrity of San Joaquin County while serving on the Board of Supervisors - penned an opinion piece about South San Joaquin Irrigation District essentially being reckless with public money.
If you know about Melmac and Alf - and what they have in common - then you were alive during the 1950s or thereafter and have an unusual sense of humor as far as the TV comedy shows you like.
It is easy to get caught up in the notion that the upcoming Manteca municipal election on Nov. 2 is about the candidates.
Eight years ago this Sunday a new municipal law went into effect to try to stem aggressive panhandlers.
Limited-English-proficient students have the same right to a quality education as all California students. For these students to have access to quality education, their special needs must be met by teachers who have essential skills and knowledge related to English language development, specially designed content instruction delivered in English, and content instruction delivered in the students' primary languages. - California Education Code
It is time to turn the page, literally, on how we approach library services.
No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.
What's right with the world?
I've never used Airbnb. I'm not proud of my failure to dive into the sharing economy. I know it's largely a function of middle age - I don't want to sleep in a stranger's spare bedroom, even if it's cheap - and of years of parlaying hotel rewards programs to my advantage. My first reaction when I heard about ride service startups Uber and Lyft was that they enjoy an unfair advantage over cabbies, who have to jump through hoops and pay huge fees to do what "sharing" kids do on the fly.
I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for "Goofiest Politicos in America."
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