It is ironic that the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is going back to Washington, D.C., to lobby the federal government to secure $20 million toward $150 million in order to buy the Union Pacific tracks and right-of-way over the Altamont Pass.
It wasn't a posh party by any means and certainly not by AIG standards. It was a catered dinner at the MRPS Hall costing around $9,000.
Burger King is killing you.
Why should stray or unwanted dogs in Manteca have a shorter lifespan because elected-officials in Lathrop like to chow down on taxpayer financed shrimp cocktail before the start of their council meetings?
Coach Ben Parks was a guest at last Saturday's Manteca Sports Heroes Hall of Distinction event held in the Big League Dream sports complex.
Are you a daredevil?
The government giveth and the government taketh more away.
Several generations of television viewers are familiar with the previous work of Keith Thibodeaux.
An original Rembrandt on display at City Hall in Lathrop?
Wall Street wants absolution for their financial transgressions. Detroit believes they're too big for repentance. Those who made personal financial decisions whether it was buying a home or going on a big toy spending spree while driven by at least several of the Seven Deadly Sins want monetary forgiveness.
When all is said and done, the Matt Browne wrongful-termination case could haunt the collective conscience of Lathrop's city officials and taxpayers for a long time. Based on preliminary figures plus other anticipated expenses, not to mention related expenses factored into the big picture, a former department head's courageous act to stand by his unwavering belief that he was unjustly terminated and denied his constitutional rights as a city employee, could end up costing the city a pretty penny - maybe even close to a million dollars.
The City of Manteca wants to be pro-business. They want to be accountable. They want to be transparent. And they also want to promote affordable housing.
Shortly before Christmas, I had the pleasure of viewing the Hall of Distinction.
Billionaire hotel heiress Leona Helmsley once bragged "only the little people pay taxes."
Virginia Garrett was my freshman literature and senior English teacher in high school.
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?
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