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These moms are happy to have their kids back in school

Welcome back, kids.

August 08, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


City dedicates new ‘community meeting hall’

"The city isn't dedicating a transit station; they're dedicating a community meeting hall."

August 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Transit tidbits: A Rose (Motel) by another name

The Rose Motel is no more. The Moffat Boulevard standard for decades has a new name: Inn by the Station. It's a nod to the fact the motel is located across the street from the City of Manteca's new $8.3 million Manteca Transit Center.

August 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $8.3 million view in downtown Manteca & what to do about it

Dilapidated trailers. Debris stacked in piles. A rundown picket fence. And on some days there are more shopping carts than at a Dollar General Store.

August 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Founding Fathers, the SR71, the IRS, NSA & Snowden

Thirty years later, I still remember the presentation.

August 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neighbors watching out for neighbors is effective crime fighting strategy

Twice neighbors have prevented me from becoming a crime victim.

August 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saving the water tower: Confusing historical significance with sentimentality?

Just because something is old doesn't make it historical.

August 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cad of San Diego: Is he serial sexual harasser?

There was a time before color TV and princess phones that prehistoric creatures such as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner would simply be called a cad for his transgressions.

August 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


George H. W. Bush was right; That vision thing is pretty important

I can see these words as I type them.

August 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Distracted driving & speeding: Buildings fare better than pedestrians

About 12 years ago on West Ripon Road, just east of Austin Road, a dairy manure truck plowed into the front door of a home, spilling part of its contents.

July 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moonies, Zimmerman et al: We have nothing to fear but fear itself

She wouldn't leave me alone.

July 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The IRS, unlike you or I, can opt not to produce documentation

\The Internal Revenue Service has turned over less than 1 percent of the documents Congressional investigators have asked for to determine whether there was intentional targeting of political groups in the auditing process.

July 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would Pilgrims slam modern farm practices?

Thank modern farming practices and other bogeyman of the environmental perfectionists such as chemicals and fossil fuels for helping provide you with 27.5 more years to protest modern farming practices, chemicals, and fossil fuels.

July 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What Doc Obama ordered: Full-time jobs start at 30 hours per week

What is more important - having health insurance coverage or feeding, clothing and housing your family?

July 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Union Ranch’s wishful thinking elementary school

Union Ranch East is in a twilight zone.

July 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon city worker benefits costs up 4.9 percent for year

Ripon City Council members are eligible for the same benefits as city employees.

November 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


2 Lathrop parks get rubberized playing surfaces

Lathrop taxpayers have already been enjoying new rubberized play surfaces at some of the city's most heaviest used parks thanks to proceeds from Measure ...

November 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon tradition: Cal Crush Clydesdales rides

The sound of Cal Crush Clydesdales hoofs clicking against street pavers in downtown Ripon will return Saturday, Dec. 2.

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURIED WITH HONORS

All of Manteca's fallen in World War II have now been accounted for and buried with military honors.

November 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


$112.2M PENSION SHORTFALL

Manteca's elected leaders facing a daunting unfunded pension liability could get a better handle on future debt and bring stability to city finances down ...

November 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca

The uproar this past week over a city coding error that sent Janis Music a $700 bill for false alarms that turned out to actually ...

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school ...

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He was one of the good ones

I admit that I didn't know Fred Millner all that well.

November 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taste of Ripon set in downtown area

The Taste of Ripon Wine Stroll can be a warm and romantic way to start the Christmas season in the historic Ripon business district on ...

November 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Safer streets: Lathrop seeks to improve sidewalks

The City of Lathrop is hoping that they'll get at least a piece of the $19.8 million of Measure K funds that is ...

November 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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