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Manteca needs to address Moorhead’s charge of underage drinking at BLD

Big League Dreams - when all is said and done - is owned by the City Of Manteca.

January 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam basically decided Manteca needed $6.9 million transit station built

How would you feel if you and 59 other neighbors were assessed $50 apiece to improve your neighborhood but only someone 2,700 miles away could determine how that money would be spent?

January 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The verdict is in: Manteca must relax business-choking parking requirements

San Joaquin County back in the early-1990s used eminent domain to force an elderly Manteca woman out of her long-time home in the 200 block of North Sherman Avenue.

January 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Express health service for prisoners, slow boat for veterans

It is the $900 million question that more than a few veterans are asking: Why is it taking Uncle Sam so long to build a 120-bed Veterans Administration nursing home and outpatient medical clinic in French Camp?

January 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEATHERED FRIENDS

They are feathered friends and, on some occasions, foes.

January 15, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What about going after the CPUC and its failure to protect the people?

These are not fun days for PG&E.

January 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State spends 8 times more than counties to jail juvenile offenders

Fear is expensive.

January 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE 1997 FLOODS

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

January 12, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What do hernias, fear of electrocution & gardening have in common?

Pain is relative.

January 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme court case obscenely out of step with the times

What is obscene cussing and should the government regulate it?

January 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs different path for code enforcement

It is obvious a city doesn't adopt rules just to adopt rules.

January 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Question: When is it OK for teens to get too much UV rays?

Sacramento can't control its urge to spend more money than they collect but they can tell the rest of us how to go about living our lives.

January 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Color me pink: No more car payment to BofA

I'm seeing pink today.

January 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Family tragedy hits close to home for principal

Lathrop Elementary School Principal David Silveira knows what the stricken Chavez family is going through.

January 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Changing lives of 2,100 people through HOPE

A Manteca success story can be found at 528 West Yosemite Avenue.

January 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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

James Waterman 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


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon moving to outlaw growing pot outdoors

California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

January 09, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 362 housing units

Manteca issued permits for the building of 362 housing units in 2016.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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