Last week while driving to a favorite camping spot of mine, I got behind a boat that was being towed by a small SUV. It wouldn't have been too bad if the boat was small but it was a lot bigger than the SUV, which is very dangerous.
While most of us enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend with parades, fireworks and backyard barbeques, Chicago endured an amazing 51 shootings. At last count, America's third largest metropolitan area had a total of 12 deaths that resulted from the shootings. More are still in critical condition. Gee wouldn't it be great if Chicago could only outlaw guns so that such shootings wouldn't happen?
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil's brand of football.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The one thing Rory McIlroy won't lack heading into this U.S. Open is advice. In the few weeks since his breakup with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, only some of it has been worth much.
LODI - Manteca High's baseball team arrived earlier than it normally would for most games and this one ended up starting an hour later than its scheduled 6 o'clock start.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Hunter-Reay was deeply disappointed when his 2012 championship was overshadowed by IndyCar politics. His breakthrough moment was largely ignored by the league as it fought with yet another CEO.
Did you ever have a day fishing when everything went absolutely perfect? Those are the days that keep us going back out on the streams, ponds, and fields for decades to seek that perfect day.
Growing up, I never used to wear sunglasses. Looking back, I can't believe that I fished as long as I did without sunglasses.
About 10 years ago, I started a fishing club at the school where I work. We practiced several times a week and I taught them how to cast, tie knots, spool their reels, and anything else that I thought they would need to know to get them started.
It's Saturday. This morning I woke up, had an omelet made with a couple eggs from a dozen that cost $2.50, filled up my truck ($4.25 a gallon) and drove to the river .9 miles down the road for my 42nd day of fishing so far in 2014.
Several times I have encouraged folks to donate money to conservation organizations that assist the wild critters we all love. It's good advice for those who can afford it, but what can you do if money is tight? It seems as though this recession has affected all of us to some extent. Unfortunately the recession has also affected charitable groups as well. At a time when the need is greatest non-profits are also hit with reduced contributions.
Last week I wrote about taking my dad out fishing for the day.
The historic Stockton 99 Speedway will kick-off its 2014 season this Saturday, April 5 with a big five-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.
Recent articles in the world news media have disclosed that our government, specifically the NSA, has been monitoring and recording the phone calls and emails of hundreds of millions of people all around the world. Ostensibly the eavesdropping is to detect and prevent acts of terrorism but substantial numbers of people aren't convinced. Folks on the other side of the equation ask the rhetorical question: "If you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?" The fact is private information in the hands of others can harm you. Here's an example.
RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.
While East Union's longtime reign in the Valley Oak League is likely to come to an end, Oakdale is poised to start a dynasty-like ...
RIPON - You do not want to get Ripon High's Breana Barrios angry.
There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.
The week proceeding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water.
Manteca's girls golf team suffered its first defeat of the Valley Oak League season on Thursday, but head coach Andrea Hiatt is focused on ...
RIPON – Manteca's Sarah Inderbitzin got a block to steal the serve in the fifth set and then reeled off the final eight service points ...
I fear lately that I've become that "old guy" - the guy who was reluctant to try something new and who has an endless supply ...
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch picked the wrong time to go cold.
LODI - Heather Anderson will get to know a lot about her Lathrop High volleyball team this week, her first as the Spartans' head coach.
Saturday games are a rarity these days for local football teams, but Manteca starts its season with back-to-back weekend tilts.
Some anniversary this is turning out to be.
Legacy Barnes was low medalist with a 51, but it wasn't enough for Sierra in its Valley Oak League opener against Manteca at Manteca ...
STOCKTON – Vanessa Benham and Carlee Mahurin combined to notch 13 aces for Sierra on Tuesday in a 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 sweep over host Franklin in ...
ELK GROVE - Manteca had little trouble getting past Laguna Creek in its nonleague opener Tuesday, rolling to an 8-1 victory.
LIVERMORE - It took a balanced effort for Manteca to sweep past its first opponent of 2016.