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Texas governor is California dreaming just like a lot of folks

Everything is bigger in Texas.

February 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weighty debate: Is being heavy a sure sign of an early demise?

Can we stop being fixated with Gov. Chris Christie's weight?

February 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area more restrictive than Manteca in public forum free speech

Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep Manson disciple behind bars for his part in two murders

If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judge blocks IRS from helping H&R Block squish the competition

There is nothing more dreadful than the IRS in terms of confusing heavy-handedness.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A penny for your thoughts costs 2.41 cents

The odds are you are swimming in pennies.

February 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strangers lend a helping hand for strangers

A scruffy-looking man and woman were asking for help with a cardboard sign Saturday afternoon at Yosemite and Commerce avenues.

February 04, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Clambake part of 30-year Super Bowl party tradition

There are Super Bowl parties.

February 02, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cursive writing going the way of the slide rule?

Here's a shocker.

February 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49er DIEHARDS

You say you got spirit … that the team colors course through your veins?

February 01, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


CBS gets special treatment from city while Manteca firms get the shaft

The rich and powerful.

January 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The rich lecture us, want to tax us & then pocket every last dime they earn

There's a lot that Al Gore says that makes sense.

January 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put downtown on equal traffic footing with the rest of Manteca

Downtown, who needs it?

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun control & the tale of two senators from Nevada & Calif.

Dianne Feinstein called it right.

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S ‘RIPON’ FIRST

Ripon loves its high school sports teams.

January 28, 2013 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


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It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an ...

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable ...

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s Hat Mansion will be no more

I know that this isn't going to be a popular opinion, and I'm okay with that.

July 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca

Here's a novel idea.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to protect its $12M Moffat investment

Manteca has spent close to $12 million since 2004 cleaning up Moffat Boulevard as well as pumping new life into the corridor.

July 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high speed rail

California high speed rail will not die.

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kill interchange at Raymus & 99; slap $5,000 job fee on new homes

The 10-year foot dragging over the major road fee component of the Public Facilities Implementation Fee (PFIP) is becoming a bit overwrought even for City ...

July 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tracy & Lathrop are cleaning Manteca’s clock

So why is Tracy, Stockton, Lathrop cleaning Manteca's clock when it comes to landing distribution jobs?

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rotarians serve 150 youth breakfast

One young lady – a teen attending be.tech academy – stood out at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club breakfast Thursday as some 150 children were being ...

July 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop welcome signs before council

In 2014, the "Welcome to Lathrop" sign on Lathrop Road was struck by a vehicle for the third time.

July 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City manager contract is a bit less sweet

Manteca's next city manager - Tim Ogden - will make $800 less in his first year of employment than his predecessor Elena Reyes.

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MPD makes 4 arrests in armed robberies

Four suspected armed robbers were arrested less than three hours apart for holding up the Express Food Mart at gunpoint in the 2100 block of ...

July 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


WHO’LL SINK CONTRACT?

Council members Gary Singh and Richard Silverman earlier this month believed the Manteca municipal staff did a solid job screening three competing proposals to take ...

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WILL FEES KILL RETAIL?

A major supermarket chain wants to build a store on the southwest corner of Main Street and Woodward Avenue in South Manteca

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City violates Manteca rules on water; will city manager live in Manteca?

Manteca's municipal ordinance is clear that if you discover water leaks, breaks, or malfunctions in your plumbing and irrigation system that it "shall be ...

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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