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.
A picture truly paints a thousand words. Yes, even ones that are the obligatory promo shots intended for scrapbooks that only family members, relatives and maybe a few friends would enjoy viewing one too many times.
He is very much my father's son.
If you're taken hostage at gunpoint you probably want to make sure Manteca has a SWAT team in the wings.
Congress doesn't trust us – the average American – but they trust their Wall Street and Big Business buddies to jump start the economy. They are the same ones who gladly took part of the $700 billion bailout and then turned around and paid out $18 billion in bonuses as they posted record losses
Proposition 13 gets blamed for everything in California.
With the new season of American Idol underway, viewers will once again rush to their televisions each week to see who can sing and who can't. Who's going to Hollywood and who's packing it up and going home. While I am somewhat interested in seeing how the program progresses each week, I am much more interested in seeing what Manteca's K-9 crime fighters are up to.
This was a moment to be shared.
In these hard economic times, everything looks bleak.
Bill Perry was mayor during one of Manteca's darkest moments - the closing of Spreckels Sugar that had served as the symbol, if not the heart, of the city's economic strength for 75 years.
I finally get it.
This column is about a wonderful I've known for many years.
Manteca up until earlier this decade assessed a utility users tax on municipal water, sewer, and garbage bills that came to $2.35 a month.