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Job market forces pay raises at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart workers are getting a pay raise.

February 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Central Valley Beat debuting today

"Welcome to the very first episode of the Central Valley Beat. I am Nina Frisby and…"

February 20, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


It’s Almond Blossom time! (plus more crab)

Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.

February 19, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Family City’s can-do attitude is for Bay Area housing needs

There is no affordable housing problem in Manteca.

February 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Born to be wild: Black & white high tops

White Converse All-Star high top basketball shoes.

February 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca & the coming water crisis

It was a beautiful day Monday.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E wants you to pay for them to profit from chargers

PG&E wants the state to give them permission to take money from you so they can make even more money.

February 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City Council posed to jack up future rents

The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is likely to vote to increase future apartment rents, make it more difficult for young people entering the workforce to rent let alone buy a home in Manteca, and widen the housing gap between the haves and have nots.

February 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Love is in the air as is smell of crab

The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.

February 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca comic on stage in Modesto

They call it the green room.

February 11, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ultimate one-stop business for Manteca

Bert Fuller was fuming.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High's modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon? Volunteer this Saturday

If you want to give Ripon a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ANONYMOUS NO MORE

They are anonymous no more.

April 16, 2018 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


FIRE DESTROYS APARTMENTS

The four-alarm fire Sunday morning that destroyed a third of the 164 apartment units being built at Atherton Drive and Van Ryn Avenue is expected ...

April 16, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why not have an open house at police station?

What is more secure: A 24-hour gas station near the foot of the Grapevine in the middle of nowhere on Interstate 5 or the Manteca ...

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking a whip to Caltrans in governor’s race

John Cox wants to be governor.

April 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Easing the impacts of homeless

So how goes Manteca's efforts with the homeless?

April 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commerce, culture & cuisine capitol

The last column I wrote in this space had to do with planning for an upcoming trip to New York.

April 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA supports turning Delta into Owens Lake 2.0

Los Angeles water pirates like referring to the myopic Twin Tunnels as the Delta Water Fix.

April 11, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brand new stove that’s 10 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

April 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colony Oak utility work is completed

The underground utilities for Phase 1 of the Colony Oak Elementary School Reconstruction Project have been completed.

April 09, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Delta College taxpayers saving $20M

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College will save taxpayers more than $20 million by paying off the college's last installment of Measure L bond money ...

April 09, 2018 | | Local Columns


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