Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
They came from different parts of the world, nearly 250 athletes from 14 teams making their way to San Joaquin County this week to play in the 2009 National Beep Baseball Association World Series.
It's official. California is now the Enron of state governments.
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.
Black Friday was a tad grey for me - as in Grey Canyon.
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