I had a good laugh when I read the press release from the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau about the torch run opening the 2010 Manteca Senior Games next Saturday.
The next time you see Kirk Dall, Eric Woh le, Rick Arucan, Fred Milner, Steve Keegan, Charlotte Stafford, JoAnne Jamerson, Bruce Bentz, Christina Crutchfield, Maryann Morrison and Kevin Wentworth among others, you might want to tell them thank you.
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't the only actor in Sacramento.
There is little doubt that State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, means well.
Back in 1994 during a terse exchange over the need for a new Manteca Library, one opponent stood up in the council chambers and declared it was a moot point since public libraries would be on the way out by the year 2000.
Let me tell you how it will be;
Eminent domain, we are told by PG&E, is an evil thing but only if it is used against them.
The rains are less frequent. The mercury is inching up toward 70 degrees. And the gopher mounds are popping up more often than Meg Whitman for governor TV commercials.
It is time to revisit the 3.9 percent growth cap.
Michael Quilici is in the process of bringing his neighbors together to form a Neighborhood Watch group.
Redevelopment agencies can indeed be great tools to stimulate economic growth and fight blight.
It is always entertaining listening to teen-age guys talk as if they've got the stronger sex - not the weaker sex as they believe - figured out.
If you live in Manteca, you pay property taxes to support the Manteca Fire Department.
Remember what it was like to "Walk Like a Man-tee-kan"?
Roundabouts aren't new inventions.
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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