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Keep those letters (and laughs) coming

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:06 a.m. | | Keep those letters (and laughs) coming Comments 0 Comments

He’s not your father’s school board member

Out of sight and out of mind.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:11 a.m. | | He’s not your father’s school board member Comments 0 Comments

Pelosi’s ploy versus Boehner’s invite

“I don’t believe I’m poking anyone in the eye,” House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about “the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.”

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:06 a.m. | | Pelosi’s ploy versus Boehner’s invite Comments 0 Comments

The greatest ‘Babe’ in sports

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: “Who was your sports hero growing up?”

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:10 a.m. | | The greatest ‘Babe’ in sports Comments 0 Comments

Now playing . . .

I went to the movies twice this week – and watched the same movie.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 1:07 p.m. | | Now playing . . .  Comments 0 Comments

Manteca needs to repave Pestana

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Manteca needs to repave Pestana Comments 1 Comment

Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal

Captain Kangaroo.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | Toe the line? My feet aren’t exactly normal Comments 0 Comments

Police need to enforce traffic laws

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Police need to enforce traffic laws Comments 1 Comment

City creating problems on Woodward

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Selma snub vs. Eastwood eclipse: Who’s the victim of discrimination?

Where’s the Clint Eastwood Million Cowboy March on Hollywood? The case for bias against Eastwood is far stronger than that of the alleged “snub” of the movie “Selma.” “American Sniper,” a new film directed by Clint Eastwood, set box-office records for a film opening in January. Yet he was “shut out” of the director category. Was Clint Eastwood, a white, unabashed George W. Bush-supporting Republican, a victim of political discrimination?

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | Selma snub vs. Eastwood eclipse: Who’s the victim of discrimination? Comments 0 Comments

JANUARY IN MANTECA

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on cat’s feet.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | JANUARY IN MANTECA  Comments 0 Comments

Want some crab? No problem in Manteca

St. Anthony’s School is holding its 6th annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. in the school gymnasium located at 323 N. Fremont Ave., with dinner beginning at 7. Wine & cheese tasting is from 6 to 7 followed by marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, music and dancing. You may purchase tickets in the school office for $50 per person. This is an adult-only event and you must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, please call the school at 209.823.4513.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 12:38 a.m. | | Want some crab? No problem in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution

Got an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning smoker or a pizza oven?

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New math on campuses

The New York Times published a provocative news story called “The New Math on Campus.” No, it’s not about the failure of Common Core to teach arithmetic; it’s about the changing ratio of males to females on most college campuses.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 11:59 p.m. | | New math on campuses Comments 0 Comments

Some common sense on cannabis

Until recent years, marijuana prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as “soft on drugs.”

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:03 a.m. | | Some common sense on cannabis Comments 0 Comments

You can’t outwork your diet

EDITOR’S NOTE: Susan McCreath was selected to participate in the inaugural Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath kept a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her final thoughts and feelings.

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Going Digital means poor students may get left behind

There is a fundamental flaw in the Manteca Unified School District’s Going Digital undertaking.

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Manteca school trustees: 2 wrongs don’t make a right

It’s really a simple equation when you boil it all down. 

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Manteca school trustees: 2 wrongs don’t make a right Comments 1 Comment

Selma, 50 years later

On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? 

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Posted: jan. 19, 2015 7:15 p.m. | | Selma, 50 years later Comments 0 Comments

Who polices the pay police?

One difference between top executives and worker bees is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below while simultaneously raising their own.

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Who polices the pay police?

One difference between top executives and worker bees is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below while simultaneously raising their own.

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MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime — believe it or not — is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2015 10:24 p.m. | | MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca Comments 1 Comment

The other ‘racial’ cop stories

In 2012, according to the CDC, 140 blacks were killed by police. That same year 386 whites were killed by police. Over the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011, the CDC reports that 2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.

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Thoughts about toilets & curfew

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MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca

Crime — believe it or not — is down over the last 12 years in Manteca.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:38 a.m. | | MCOPS, cheap housing & crime trends in Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Thoughts about toilets & curfew

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | Thoughts about toilets & curfew Comments 1 Comment

The other ‘racial’ cop stories

In 2012, according to the CDC, 140 blacks were killed by police. That same year 386 whites were killed by police. Over the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011, the CDC reports that 2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | The other ‘racial’ cop stories Comments 0 Comments

Reduce issues with homeless by switching to lockable Toters

It reduces identity theft.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2015 1:13 a.m. | | Reduce issues with homeless by switching to lockable Toters Comments 0 Comments

Takes Baca to task over letter

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Still lying about communists

Ask anyone under 40 to identify Paul McCartney or “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and the odds are you’ll get a blank look in return. Ask someone under 30 to describe the Soviet menace and you may well get the same response. The first one is harmless ignorance, and some might argue the second one is as well. After all, it’s over and we won, right?

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Some random thoughts...

Ladies, if you take the time to dress your cat or dog in little costumes, this is why you are single…

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Someone should tell Manteca’s school leaders that it’s 2015

Manteca Unified School District’s much ballyhooed Going Digital – breathlessly proclaimed by the district’s upper echelon management as bringing classrooms into the 21st century – starts next week.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Someone  should tell Manteca’s school leaders that it’s 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Issues with Going Digital contract

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Dismissing the attack in France

When America was hit on 9/11, the world united around us. France just had its 9/11, and again the civilized world has come together, all except the United States. Where were America’s leaders as the rest of the world united? 

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Getting back into playing volleyball

EDITOR’S NOTE: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath has kept a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her latest thoughts and feelings.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 1:54 a.m. | | Getting back into  playing volleyball Comments 0 Comments

Susan McCreath’s columns have been inspiring

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Game changer: ‘Free’ education at Delta & MJC

California community colleges once were free when it came to class units.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 1:52 a.m. | | Game changer: ‘Free’ education at Delta & MJC Comments 0 Comments

Obama hasn’t stopped terrorist attacks

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Fortunate to have Waterford, Dillman

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Worry about schools & terrorist attacks

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The emerging reality: Manteca & ‘tiny’ houses

My 21-year-old granddaughter is a realist.

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Paranoia or scary made-up story?

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Stuff the Bus effort was a big success

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Low gas price open door for higher gas tax

Gas prices at the Sinclair station and Quick-Kleen Car Wash on East Yosemite Avenue at noon Friday matched the Manteca Costco for the lowest prices in town – a $2.27 a gallon.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 8:06 p.m. | | Low gas price open door for higher gas tax Comments 0 Comments

For the love of women

I love women. I’ve always loved women.

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Get wild but stay smart

Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.

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Raindrops aren’t falling on your head

How real is the drought?

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Great Wolf trumps public safety?

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Say Islam is violent . . .

Here’s what I love about the French: They’ve long understood the dangers presented by radical Islam. French President Francois Hollande swiftly called the deadly Wednesday shooting at Paris’ Charlie Hebdo magazine “an act of exceptional barbarity,” without doubt a terrorist attack. There was no hedging. The Socialist leader didn’t engage in the sort of blather White House spokesman Josh Earnest offered on MSNBC shortly after the shootings. Earnest called the attack a “terrible act of violence,” but not necessarily terrorism.

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Are we going to limit freedom of speech?

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