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Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona

Do not get teary-eyed or enraged thinking about how Joseph R. Wood III died.

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Congress hides its debt to lobbyists

When I heard our Congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: gratitude and anger.

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FBI: Gone fishin’ in SF

The FBI’s motto is “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity.” But given the FBI sting against Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow — a convicted felon who was freed from prison in 2003 because the feds got him to testify against a confederate — I suspect that a more apt motto might be “Fuggedaboutit.”

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Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

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Reveries of an old man

I dream of being Roger Federer. I always watch his matches and cheer out loud as if it would make a difference in his play.

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How do poor children travel 1,200 miles?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

The City of Manteca is the biggest water waster by far.

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Manteca needs facility for homeless

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Purchase old winery for homeless shelter

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

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Israel wasn’t the aggressor

The “crossfire” mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle. I’ve been saying for years that it might be just as entertaining, and certainly more productive, to see where ideological opposites find common ground. But until someone actually attempts it, we will keep spiraling down into extremism and incivility. 

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Combined flea market, yard sale set for Saturday

The Manteca Senior Center Advisory Committee and Manteca Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police combined flea market and yard sale is this Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 30 vendors selling garage and new items, from arts & crafts to collectibles inside the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, and SHARP will host the backyard sale directly behind the senior center building. Up for grabs will be items including furniture, sporting goods, household items, toys, electronics, to name a few. Don’t miss it!

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For the love of the column

Happy 26th column everyone! That may seem like an arbitrary number to celebrate, but it means I’m halfway through. No, this column hasn’t been some court-mandated punishment handed down for years of bad behavior on the mean streets of Manteca. It means my goal of doing this for a year is halfway complete. I don’t often set goals for myself, or as I call it “Life Pacing,” but I’m finding there have been many ancillary benefits to striving for these things people call goals.

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Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

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Prostitution & the Internet

The news that Google executive Forrest Hayes died on a yacht after being injected with heroin by a “date” he met on a website that connects “sugar daddies” with “sugar babies” has prompted not only charges against the woman, 26-year-old Alix Tichelman, and an investigation of a similar death (ruled accidental) involving Ms. Tichelman in 2013, but also questions about the website that brought the dead husband and father into contact with the woman who literally killed him. 

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