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Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


What those ‘free’ lunches actually cost

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

March 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putrid salmon shouldn’t be official color of Manteca

Bill Goodwin dislikes graffiti.

March 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WALKING ABOUT RIPON

Step into "Spring" right out your front door – there's nothing like it before the sun's up. Many a pickup truck will pass you on the street as farmers are headed out to their ranches and you might even find a dog that wants to walk at your side for several blocks.

March 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Bloomberg to the American people: Let them eat tofu cakes

Every had roasted stuffed goose, papardelle with tomato and stewed pancetta, or truffle tagliatelle?

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texas and barnyard sex education

In 2009, an interim Texas school superintendent declared that sex-education classes were unnecessary in his rural district. Most of the area's school kids live on farms, he explained, therefore: "They get a pretty good sex education from their animals."

March 19, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political Columnist | Local Columns


KIDS ON THE RUN

Michelle Crippen watched them spin circles around campus, plodding through an open field and skipping across the blacktop.

March 19, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Fiefdoms & high paying jobs win out over providing higher education

Just 36.4 miles separate Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texas, Utah, Iowa, et al: California here they come

Here are three news tidbits from the past week:

March 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why should the deaths of 8,358 be more important than 10,839 lives?

Mark Leno is an interesting politician.

March 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ‘Make Everyone but the Larry Ellisons of the World Live in Smaller Houses Act’

Call it the McMansion Death Act of 2006.

March 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An astounding life of prayerfulness, humility

The Holy Spirit has spoken.

March 14, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


One-size-fits-all makes no sense for seismic safety or education rules

It was an icon.

March 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Birdbrains’ pour billions into economy

Have you thanked a bird today?

March 12, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms?

The battle for the classroom is about to begin.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rina’s Run in Ripon taking off on May 13

Rina's Run benefiting the completion of the Ripon High stadium is set for May 13 starting from the Ripon High School track.

January 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon man overcame handicap that started with mosquito bite

Jeffrey Kincaid – now 63 years old – has made his family proud with his spirit and tenacity that went against all odds in the life of ...

January 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Council deciding on how they will fill vacant seat

It has been nearly a month since newly-elected councilman Ruben Sandoval passed away unexpectedly just two days after he took the oath of office.

January 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


More business park space in works for Spreckels Park

A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REPEATING LOUISE MISH MASH

Manteca's mish mash approach to major arterials continues unabated.

January 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon doing indoor soccer better than Manteca?

Big League Dreams won't be the only show in town anymore when it comes to providing a quality indoor soccer facility.

January 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...

January 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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