Big League Dreams holds part of the answer to Manteca's current budget woes.
Call it reefer madness.
When my husband and I got married, an annual tradition began. At least, for me. Every year without fail, I received a birthday greeting card in the mail from Tracy. It was always signed, "Aunt Ruthie."
As a progressive, growing city, Manteca is leading the way in becoming a destination for energy efficient living. Despite the current economic climate and the rise in foreclosures across the region, forward-thinking home builders, businesses and residents are benefiting from the abundance of sunshine in Manteca to make clean renewable energy.
How did we get to the point where the government – through debt and taxes – essentially controls our day-to-day economic well being?
Arnold Schwarzenegger and the so-called Big Five should be ashamed of themselves for coming up with the biggest Ponzi scheme the world has ever known.
He was once dubbed "the most trusted public figure in America."
"Dude, how is it going?"
It's too bad Walter Cronkite didn't live to see the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing.
I finally get it.
General Motors is shedding workers. California is forcing state employees to take unpaid furloughs for the equivalent of 15 percent pay cuts. Small employers on Main Street are closing. Teachers are losing their jobs. Everywhere you look in the private and public sectors the pain is being spread with one high-profile exception – the federal government.
LATHROP - The reaction from Interim Fire Chief Fred Manding of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District was swift.
There are city owned "trees" along the Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.
Manteca Unified School District's classified employees are one savvy group.
The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him.
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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