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IT’S ‘RIPON’ FIRST

Ripon loves its high school sports teams.

January 28, 2013 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


Texting: Modern babbling but its done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

January 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Rotary makes a difference in the community

Serious community cheerleaders like the Ripon Rotary Club members need your support in making a difference.

January 26, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


A bullet train aimed at heart of SJ Valley

A century ago, the tentacles of the old Southern Pacific Railroad – the infamous octopus that strangled the San Joaquin Valley economy – were being pulled back.

January 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Photos don’t build community, trustees do

It was a reasonable concern.

January 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He’s definitely no longer Gov. Moonbeam

Jerry Brown.

January 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps EPA will try to invade Mexico next

The Environmental Perfection Agency is finally having its wings clipped.

January 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SLICE OF SUCCESS

Arturo Cardenas swivels in his seat, peaking over the partition to spy the first wave trickling in.

January 20, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Uncle Sam is tough with dopers but not with those who steal billions

I confess.

January 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HE’S KAEPERNICKING

I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago.

January 19, 2013 | By DALE BUTLER The Bulletin | Local Columns


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


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Atherton gap, loss of Kmart, & council will

The best way for Manteca to counter the pending loss of Kmart sales tax dollars by snaring more retailers is two words: Follow through.

June 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s one thing we really don’t want to be like Pleasanton

A lot of people look toward Pleasanton - along with Dublin and Livermore - and sigh about how great it would be to like one of the ...

June 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lies, damned lies & the Twin Tunnels

In the Ohlone Wilderness south of Pleasanton is a 220-foot tall reminder that the past may catch up with California.

June 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Elliott on tap to serve as Ripona principal

Ripon Unified is getting a new elementary school principal and a director of student service.

June 26, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Bass Pro donates 500 rods to help Kids Matter effort

Herman Beer is doing his part to get youngsters to enjoy the outdoors.

June 26, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca lands $3M grant for food to fuel

Manteca is setting a new standard in forward thinking when it comes to diverting garbage from landfills.

June 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Price, offerings luring new members

The Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club is enjoying a surge in first-time membership.

June 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DRIVING MANTECA

Manteca's build-as-you-grow approach to major roads makes sure that development pays the tab.

June 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca’s council allows public safety to be jeopardized

The Manteca City Council is inadvertently placing the safety of the public and police at risk.

June 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Point a finger & three fingers will point back

Every so often something pops up on Facebook that is thought provoking. Recently, a posting by Facebook caused me to do something I do not ...

June 24, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop Road is about to ruffle a few feathers

Last week the Lathrop City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a proposal that widens Lathrop Road to four lanes from the Westerly grade ...

June 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Defying ‘death’ & making water bottlers wealthy

Twenty-four times a year I spend upwards of two hours with a needle in my arm donating platelets at what is now the Red Cross ...

June 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you call a 61-year-old man a ‘dude’?

"Dude, you read my mind."

June 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does downtown matter as much as the big deals?

Is the future of downtown Manteca - or any part of the existing city for that matter - worth the resources, time, and money that has been ...

June 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon cuts May water use 26.4%

The drought isn't quite over.

June 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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