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Ripon High rolling out Winterfest

We are all familiar with Homecoming, the longstanding tradition at every high school that allows for a week of dress up and a taste of being among the local royalty.

January 19, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns


675,000 reasons why flu vaccines are nothing you should sneeze at

So how good do we have it today?

January 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Despair & confusion hound Sleepy Hollow residents

Startled, the dog tore down the driveway and around the corner, ignoring his owner's commands.

January 18, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca’s fatal school shooting & the gun debate

A gunman enters an elementary school.

January 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Those on Moffat have fallen off the fiscal cliff

Down along Moffat Boulevard there are those who don't live the way most Californians do. They don't live in McMansions. They don't live in modest, traditional single-family homes. They don't live in apartments.

January 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking things for free that aren’t is still stealing even if it is the Internet

Information on the Internet should be free.

January 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legal beagles will rejoice if they can sue for emotional loss for pet owners

How much is that doggie in the window?

January 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RILEY IS ALL SMILES

Riley Simmons - the Colony Oak Elementary School fourth grader waging a battle with brain cancer - was all smiles.

January 14, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Brown’s legacy could be saving California from splurge spending

Jerry Brown's legacy awaits. And so does the future of California.

January 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scouting still lingers in the Victorian Age

There is little argument that gay teens have been in Scouting since the movement started a century ago.

January 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Spending $19,999 on a TV set takes lunacy to new level

The consumer electronics gadget show in Las Vegas is wasted on me.

January 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands survives best intentions of government

The revolution - or more accurately, the rebirth of sound urban planning - will start bearing fruit this year.

January 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re not dead until government says you’re dead

I used to laugh when I heard someone say, "You're not dead until the government says you're dead."

January 08, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Ammiano wants to give homeless keys to Manteca

California could soon become one big toilet.

January 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How does bloody landing feel after avoiding fiscal cliff?

So how does avoiding the fiscal cliff feel?

January 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home's aging sewer pipes were corroded to ...

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities ...

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a "business friendly" community.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High teens spread safety word

They took their message of promoting safe driving Thursday to Sequoia Elementary School.

March 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There's something called the law of diminishing returns.

March 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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