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In attempting to write a column in regards to the homeless ordinances that have been passed – and its subsequent backlash, I realized that even written with kid’s gloves – made of angels’ wings and butterfly kisses – someone is going to be unhappy with it. So I’m just going to take the gloves off, and say some of the things nobody apparently wants to hear.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:03 a.m. | | IT’S METH, FOLKS Comments 1 Comment

Remember, thank a veteran . . .

I went to the Raiders game over the weekend with a couple of old friends, Steven Strawser (U.S. Army veteran) and Jess Grande (U.S. Marines veteran). The Marines celebrated their 239th Birthday on Monday and Veterans’ Day was Tuesday. 

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Remember, thank a veteran . . . Comments 0 Comments

Steve to a ‘T’

It is 5:47 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and I am on Day 5 of a heated argument. Not with a girlfriend – I've learned long ago to cut my losses short in that department. Not with a member of my large Portuguese Catholic family – I've watched the show Game of Thrones and choose to keep my head. But with a group of people I hardly know and in a place that doesn't matter.

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Posted: nov. 07, 2014 10:27 a.m. | | Steve to a ‘T’   Comments 0 Comments

Walnuts, pennies, and Dogth Vader ...

Let the candy grab begin. Kids will spend the night filling bags. Adults will spend the next week sneaking into those bags – and don’t for a second act like you won’t. 

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Walnuts, pennies, and Dogth Vader ... Comments 0 Comments

Enough horsing around...

You would think after a life spent on a farm, I would have developed an affinity for all types of livestock. 

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 12:58 a.m. | | Enough horsing around... Comments 0 Comments

Oh MAMA, not again...

Tuesday night saw the 15th Annual MAMA Awards come and go. The Modesto Area Music Awards are the 209’s version of the Grammy’s with all the pomp and circumstance to boot. 

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 12:57 a.m. | | Oh MAMA, not again... Comments 0 Comments

The MOEmorial...

On Oct. 25, inside the St. Anthony’s gym, a memorial alumni basketball game honoring the memory of Maureen “Moe” Iorio will take place.

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Posted: oct. 09, 2014 12:57 a.m. | | The MOEmorial... Comments 0 Comments

Some say you can’t go home again

EDITOR’S NOTE: Manteca to a T columnist Chris Teicheira is stuck on a tractor somewhere, so he commissioned Jacob Lile, a Golden West and East Union graduate, to guest write this week’s column.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 12:34 a.m. | | Some say you can’t go home again Comments 0 Comments

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

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