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Why require some hospitals to withstand an unlikely quake?

It's the $110 billion question plus financing costs: How likely is a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake in Manteca or places like Alturas in Modoc County?

March 03, 2013 | | Local Columns


Almonds: One & a half trees a year is all growers ask

That wonderful elixir of almond blossoms filling the air these days is the scent of spring to many.

March 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going from nation of risk takers to sue-happy nation

A baseball fan turns away from the action at a minor league game in Idaho to chat with a friend. Suddenly, the crowd around him starts yelling. He turns back toward the field and is hit in the eye with a foul ball. Ultimately he loses vision in the eye. He sues.

February 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Growing wrong way means Manteca can dig itself into long-term financial hole

Manteca is growing itself to death.

February 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Penalizing those who obey laws to go after those who break laws

How do you fight lawbreakers?

February 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The SJ Valley awakes from winter slumber

There is something delightfully sinful about jogging this time of year.

February 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ENJOYING RIPON TRADITION

Walking the parade route – before and after – was a new approach for me at writing a column about the Almond Festival on Saturday. You have to admit I had the best seat in the house, never stopping longer than to chat for a few minutes with old friends, or those folks I had never met. After all, a friend is often only a smile and a handshake away.

February 24, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The new math: 49 + 29 = fewer full-time jobs

A side effect of more healthcare insurance coverage is becoming painfully apparent - a less robust economy for those struggling to stay afloat.

February 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Potomac myth: More taxes are good for economy

Taxes - according to more than a few folks in positions of power - stimulate the economy.

February 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A way Manteca can help homeless & clean up the city

Manteca's panhandling ordinance is a bust.

February 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are the rich different? Check out their closets

"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me." - a line written by Scott Fitzgerald in the 1926 short story, The Rich Boy

February 20, 2013 | | Local Columns


Should Delta College sell the farm?

Delta College is mulling over an offer by a developer to buy 160 acres the district owns just northwest of the Highway 99 and Lathrop Road interchange.

February 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to fight back with Ethel Merman at full tilt

I was jogging down Van Ryn Road when I heard Mick Jagger belting out "Satisfaction".

February 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to abandon downtown

It's time to think out of the box that has been downtown Manteca.

February 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember Owens Valley: Fake Delta concern over smelt

Amazing, isn't it?

February 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Sales tax helps pay for park upgrades

Two years ago, the City of Lathrop used funds generated from Measure C – the one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters to supplement public safety ...

October 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA CALENDAR GIRLS

The "Centennial Calendar" unveiling party at the Manteca Senior Center Friday night was a blockbuster hit.

October 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Will Manteca get it right?

The most controversial block in Manteca - the 100 block of North Main with its much maligned bulb outs - is part of three major road improvement ...

October 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


County’s Manteca deals would make Dutch West India Company envious

Not since the Canarsie Indians accepted $24 in beads, cloth, trinkets, and Dutch guilders from the Dutch West India Company in exchange for Manhattan Island ...

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we really that angry? Probably

One of the joys of spending any sort of time working in a media capacity is that sooner or later, your email address is going ...

October 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Pool builders group argues against water conservation

If during a future drought water supply conditions got so precarious your city insisted that you not flush your toilet every time you urinate or ...

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Suit-mail’ is driving price of new housing up in California

Why is housing so expensive in California as well as the cost of doing business?

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon is almost done with parking lot work

The Stockton Avenue parking lot just reopened.

October 16, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space

Buy a typical new home in Manteca and you'll be paying at least $3,880 for preserving open space.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car show raises $6,700 for food bank

He thought she wanted a classic Jaguar sedan.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PREPARING FOR WORST

As part of ongoing disaster preparedness drills on Thursday at 3:19 p.m. the city will pretend that an "earthquake" will cause the collapse ...

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you spare $30M?

Manteca wants to break ground on two freeway interchange projects along the 120 Bypass in the next two years.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnels key to keeping LA humming at others’ expense

The Twin Tunnels aren't really about water.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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