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Bird-watching in Manteca

I recently did a little bird-watching in Manteca. Not at Caswell Park or some country field, but right in the middle of town. The Chevron at the corner of Yosemite and Spreckels is my preferred watching habitat. It was 6 a.m. and the coffee lineup was full. That’s when I spotted one. “Lots of bad stuff in the paper lately. Manteca sure isn’t how it used to be.”

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 12:35 a.m. | | Bird-watching in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Tag, you're not it?!



 I was watching football with friends recently when an old high school buddy's 7-year-old daughter let me know “I'm the fastest in my class — .even the boys!” I thought aloud, “Must be fun never getting caught at Tag.” To which she responded, “We don't get to play Tag anymore.” Talk about sucking the air out of the room. I should've just stayed focused on the Raiders taking another beating but I needed resolution, so I asked her why?

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 10:14 a.m. | | Tag, you're not it?! Comments 0 Comments

It’s my birthday again

Looking at my mother you’d never guess she has a 35-year-old son. She does – but my brother Richie has nothing to do with me turning 42. 

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | It’s my birthday again Comments 0 Comments

A day in the tractor...

September has arrived, and for farmers across the San Joaquin Valley that means one thing – harvest time. 

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 1:37 a.m. | | A day in the tractor... Comments 0 Comments

Lights, camera, Manteca...

It seems that everywhere you turned this summer, somebody was filming part of a movie right here in Manteca. Whether occupying a local gymnasium, hospital or grocery store, Manteca was a destination spot for several filmmakers. 

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:58 p.m. | | Lights, camera, Manteca... Comments 0 Comments

Football’s special bond

There is an immeasurable sense of brotherhood and fellowship that exists between people that have been football teammates. I’m talking about real football – not that game you play at the park with your older brothers, though that is a wonderful way to refine your skills. I’m talking two-a-days, mid-summer heat, sprints for five straight days, and haven’t even seen a football on the field yet. Then you finally get your helmet and pads.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:21 a.m. | | Football’s special bond Comments 0 Comments

It’s football time again!

I've been preparing to write this football column for nearly three weeks and the only thing that has become clear is that I could legitimately write a column about football every single day for the next 25 years without having to repeat myself.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2014 9:24 a.m. | | It’s football time again! Comments 0 Comments

Verbal Bar Warfare

This was going to be my column about football and women; my male chauvinist view of how women are ruining my enjoyment of the sport. Not the ones that hate it, but the ones that feel the need to show us how much they love the sport. We get it: You like football, but you've begun to invade our space – and some of us don't like having to share our “Mary-Kay” party with you. But I'm going save it until next week. I figure the backlash will be severe enough that the Bulletin will be forced to ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2014 12:28 p.m. | | Verbal Bar Warfare Comments 0 Comments

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