Life is an interesting journey.
Fans of the National Football League can be quite passionate about their teams.
Ever notice that it is getting rarer and rarer these days to find a male of the species under the age of 25 without an ear ring?
All or nothing at all is an approach that those on the left and those on the right should use sparingly.
It is a sight I will never forget.
Manteca has millions of dollars laying around in restricted accounts that can't be used to bridge the city's remaining $2.5 million general deficit.
Fewer cops on the street means slower response – been there, seen that – today and in the '60s.
The loss of a newspaper is not a good thing – even a competitor.
We weren't the Brady Bunch nor were we the Waltons.
Much ado – and appropriately so – is made about Manteca's peace officers and firefighters.
Communication – or lack thereof – is a many splendid thing.
If you doubt there is a difference between Manteca and Berkeley, here it is – one can no longer hold a parade in Berkeley if you toss candy to kids.
Measure M – no pun intended – is saving Manteca's bacon.
The temperatures are still popping up into the 90s yet there are signs that summer is drawing to a close.
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?
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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