Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
I am somewhere on the spectrum between a neat freak and a slob.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13
Bob Gutierrez almost didn't come back from Vietnam.
It's Memorial Day. To most of us, it signals the start of summer or simply made it possible to have a three-day weekend to enjoy family, shopping or travel.
Antone Raymus played a mean game of pinochle.
My first vote cast in a Republican governor's primary race was in June of 1974. I was 18. Meg Whitman didn't vote that year. She had a good excuse. She was two months shy of turning 18. Besides, she was a resident of Cold Springs Harbor in New York at the time.
Why is government so out of whack? The answer is simple. We want it both ways.
Driving the kids to school when they were attending Nile Garden Elementary School, I used to make a pit stop at the donut shop in the small neighborhood shopping center on Union Road at West Yosemite Avenue. The kids opted for the chocolate-topped bars or the round ones. I usually had a half-dozen of the small rounded bite sizes with a small cup of decaf coffee.
PG&E's brass will do whatever it takes to protect their multi-million dollar compensation packages whether it is breaking laws, distorting the truth, or leading an effort to amend the California Constitution to shore up their monopoly.
PG&E has finally conceded that the smart meters they are installing aren't as infallible as they have been contending.
The lead story in Sunday's Manteca Bulletin was a bit of a surprise for Samuel Anderson.
PG&E's corporate brass are once again doing what they do best which is not playing by the rules.
Safe and Sane Fireworks is becoming an explosive issue in Lathrop that is polarizing some residents and a member of the City Council, not to mention a retired fire chief.
Three cheers for Arizona.
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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