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$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca homeless encampments grow

"Don't come back here in our spot."

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


GRIEVING MANTECA FAMILY

The Carrillo family of Manteca is praying nine daily rosaries for the mother and three children killed in an accident on Interstate 5 in Kern County near Coalinga.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hires firm to plan for more growth

The Public Facilities Finance Plan is an outline of a comprehensive strategy for cities to manage costs of capital facilities, maintenance, and services that provide an impact on new development.

February 25, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


$1 rides tonight at carnival

By now, setting up a carnival that's the size of what one would find at a large county fair is second nature to Kevin Tate.

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


News flash: Farming is dirty & not a 9 to 5 job

If you bought a home in Manteca during the past 30 years or so, you signed a bunch of documents at the close of escrow.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COLOR MANTECA PURPLE

The first urban use for recycled wastewater in Manteca could be for landscaping for the proposed 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort and nearby man-made lake that's part of Manteca's envisioned 210-acre family entertainment zone.

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAROLD IS HOME

Harold the Blue Heron scrambled out of an eagle's travel cage Friday afternoon and took to the air over an almond orchard in bloom to the delight of his rescuers and the couple who found him over two months ago stranded in their roof after the bird had been shot.

February 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STEM IN KINDERGARTEN

Lincoln Van Houten tried to picture what type of structure would best keep an ice cube from melting on the warmest daytime spot at Colony ...

May 02, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead and tell me to take a hike

The mountains call.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The criminal homeless 2: Manteca: 0

Manteca is about to lose another round to the criminal homeless.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Credits for MUSD students

College prep is a big component of secondary education.

April 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Workshop on MUSD budget on Tuesday

The Manteca Unified board will conduct a study session Tuesday on the proposed preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ELECTION FRAUD CHARGE

The third Manteca Unified school board trustee to be charged with election fraud in the last 12 months is claiming that it's an attempt ...

April 23, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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