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Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry

The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry Comments 0 Comments


Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power is 10th

SONOMA — Scott Dixon patiently stalked race leaders Graham Rahal and Mike Conway over the closing laps of Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma before blowing by Conway with just three laps to go in the 85-lap race to capture his second Verizon IndyCar win of the season.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 10:26 p.m. | | Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar  win; Power is 10th  Comments 0 Comments


Manteca’s season opener moved

Manteca was supposed to help break in Levi’s Stadium next Friday, Aug. 29.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:03 a.m. | | Manteca’s season opener moved Comments 0 Comments


Hoping for early fall, rain

The other day while driving home from work I saw a truck towing a trailer with a couple snow mobiles on it. 

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | Hoping for early fall, rain Comments 0 Comments


Perhaps NJ Gov. Christie should issue a pardon

I recently got an email forwarding an article about a woman from Pennsylvania who appears to be in the process of being railroaded into prison by the justice system in New Jersey.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2014 10:55 p.m. | | Perhaps NJ Gov. Christie should issue a pardon Comments 0 Comments


Karts owned the streets of Modesto

The sounds of high revving go-karts continued all weekend long on the temporary street circuit in the heart of downtown Modesto at the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix for the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals.

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Posted: aug. 03, 2014 9:59 p.m. | | Karts owned the streets of Modesto Comments 0 Comments


Throwback: using a black powder replica

If you’ve never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod You had to let the smoke cloud blow away before you could see if you hit your target! 

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 11:14 p.m. | | Throwback: using a black  powder replica Comments 0 Comments
Doss wins Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125

Doss wins Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125

Using his front row starting position to maximum advantage, Upper Lake’s Jeremy Doss was able to snatch the early lead in Saturday’s Spears Manufacturing SRL Southwest Tour Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125 at the Stockton 99 Speedway where he spent the rest of the race fending off multiple challengers to earn the checkered flag.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2014 11:05 p.m. | | Doss wins Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125 Comments 0 Comments


Value of life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat, but lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 11:14 p.m. | | Value of life jackets Comments 0 Comments


Consider safety when towing boat

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.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | Consider safety when towing boat Comments 0 Comments


Chicago crazy: $940K 2nd Amendment lesson

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?

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Posted: jul. 13, 2014 8:58 p.m. | | Chicago crazy: $940K 2nd Amendment lesson Comments 0 Comments


World Cup killed ‘beautiful game’

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.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 10:23 p.m. | | World Cup killed ‘beautiful game’ Comments 0 Comments

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