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Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared

He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 1:31 a.m. | | Stanislaus unkind to the unprepared Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 12:24 a.m. | | Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona Comments 0 Comments

Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2014 12:27 a.m. | | Is City of Bell to big to govern? Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 25, 2014 12:27 a.m. | | Reveries of an old man Comments 0 Comments

Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

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

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 1:09 a.m. | | Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:49 a.m. | | Combined flea market, yard sale set for Saturday Comments 0 Comments

Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 11:53 p.m. | | Navy blue frames then skydiving? Comments 0 Comments

Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered

There is no middle ground with Jack Snyder. You either like him or you don’t.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 1:05 a.m. | | Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered Comments 0 Comments

Breaking up California is so hard to do

Perhaps splitting California into six states wouldn’t be all that bad.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2014 12:05 a.m. | | Breaking up California is so hard to do Comments 0 Comments

Bottlers tap into baseless fears to sell you water

“You’re going to get sick!”

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | Bottlers tap into baseless fears  to sell you water Comments 0 Comments

Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision continues to offer its employees health insurance coverage for contraception including birth control pills.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | Doing back alley political hatchet job on Hobby Lobby Comments 0 Comments

Time to talk about use of that four-letter word: ‘lawn’

Water use is down 20.4 percent in Manteca in June compared to June of 2013.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | Time to talk about use of that four-letter word: ‘lawn’ Comments 0 Comments

Ignoring youth refugees fleeing from violence in American homes

Go down Yosemite Avenue after the bars close.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 12:58 a.m. | | Ignoring youth refugees fleeing from violence in American homes Comments 0 Comments

Stockton may become Venice but at least LA gets water

It is nice to know that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan has taken into account potential sea level increases in designing the Twin Tunnels to “avoid water supply disruptions and protect water quality.”

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Posted: jul. 14, 2014 12:24 a.m. | | Stockton may become Venice but at least LA gets water Comments 0 Comments

Placement of levee can stop growth flood

Go south along Union Road, Tinnin Road, and Airport Way just a little south of Woodward Avenue where narrow country roads carry names such as Fig, Sedan, Nile and others crisscross the south-north roads.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Placement of levee can stop growth flood Comments 0 Comments

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