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Bon Bons & the Kangaroo Court . . .

There is nothing more fruitless and futile, than an argument with someone on Social Media. A person can easily find themselves embroiled in a 3 day hash slinging competition – and who has the time for that?...Well, I do!

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Bon Bons & the Kangaroo Court . . .   Comments 0 Comments

Readers share thoughts about Memorial Day

Editor’s note: Chris Teicheira asked his readers to post  some of their thoughts about memorial Day.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 12:54 a.m. | | Readers share thoughts about Memorial Day Comments 0 Comments

The word you shouldn’t utter

It happened again. Somebody used “that” word right in front of me. They didn’t even have the tact or shame to say it under their breath. He just blurted it out in mixed company, as if his level of comfort with it somehow gave him license to spread it to others in our community. It is a word I despise as much today, as the day I heard it for the first time. It is a word so ugly and pervasive, it should required to carry a bar of soap when using it. 

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | The word you shouldn’t utter Comments 0 Comments

Dear Mom . . .

Thank you for always making the edges of my fried eggs crispy. Thanks for letting me read an entire Heathcliff book to you in one sitting – and do it each day – because I needed to practice my comedic timing at age 7. Pretending you didn’t notice I was watching Saturday Night Live in my bedroom, when I should’ve been in bed asleep. For giving my 3 awesome siblings...the time you allowed me and my friends to . . . wait a second!. 

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Posted: may. 08, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Dear Mom . . . Comments 0 Comments

Who’s comin’ to dinner?

In anticipation of the upcoming Manteca Hall of Fame dinner, I was perusing the Hall of Fame website last Friday night.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Who’s comin’ to dinner? Comments 0 Comments

The Entitlement Kid rides again...

If you are a lifelong Mantecan then undoubtedly you’ve developed a little Manteca Entitlement along the way, whether it’s riding the slides at Oakwood for free because you knew the right people … or that you can turn left onto Yosemite when leaving MHS if you really, really need Taco Bell … or the expectation that your coffee will be on the house at Johnny’s (Ed’s Patio for you pre-East Union Baby Boomers). These entitlements are part of the wonderful nuance of being raised in a small town, but when you begin to rely on these entitlements and ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:02 a.m. | | The Entitlement Kid rides again... Comments 0 Comments

Six Degrees of Manteca

The list for Manteca’s newest Hall of Fame inductees is out and I was excited to see that not only did I recognize every name but I have broken bread with more than a few of them. I’m no spring chicken and have had that short internal dialogue we have from time to time – am I getting old? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” But as I perused the list of 2015 inductees, I felt something besides old. I felt lucky; lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to have had several of these inductees in my life ...

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:33 a.m. | | Six Degrees of Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Spring has sprung

Spring is for lovers, or in a recent case I encountered, spring is for high school kids to park in orchards, and spend a little quality time with their sweetheart. Is there a more time honored Manteca tradition than a good old “spring orchard fling” when you are 17?

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 12:30 a.m. | | Spring has sprung Comments 0 Comments

It’s baseball time . . .

The grass is green, (at least for now) and the kids are taking to the field. It’s baseball time, folks, our national pastime. Is there anything more relaxing than taking in a day game? Watching a group of 5- to 6-year-olds bumble and stumble along? Turning a routine ground ball into a comedy of errors?

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | It’s baseball time . . .  Comments 0 Comments

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