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Manteca safety: Here’s 5,000 or so pennies a year for your thoughts

Pennies are rather worthless things when they standalone.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teens show how indomitable spirit conquers all

Siblings Weley and Wendy Lin did not speak a word of English when they started school in first grade. Mandarin was the only language they knew. Their parents did not understand English either, so the young girls didn't have the luxury of receiving any help at home with their homework.

April 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Call it the ‘close- a-school-&-make- Ripon-Unified- even-better’ plan

It's not every day parents – even if they are educators – suggest to a school board they should close a school especially when all are performing more than decently on state test scores.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Now if only my IQ could match the phone I use

My IQ just dropped.

April 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Healthcare cost battle: Switching sticks for carrots

Get ready for the real healthcare crisis.

April 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sheriffs vowing to ignore the law is a scary trend

The next time someone takes an oath of office they might want to read the first 15 words in the constitution they're swearing to uphold.

April 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom never tried to cash in her chips for anything

"Dancing With the Stars" has lost one its biggest fans. Late last month at the age of 96 my mother passed away.

April 05, 2013 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


High speed rail folks sue me & you & a dog named Boo

The $68 billion train wreck in the making – California High Speed Rail – continues rumbling down the tracks with all of the subtlety of General Sherman's march to the sea.

April 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


So what is it? Jobs, jobs, jobs or houses, houses, houses?

There's an election for mayor coming up in less than two years.

April 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton attains real world All America City status

Stockton is a two-time All America City recipient.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brother, can you spare a dollar store?

There was a time when there was a gas station on every corner.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting ready for egg-citing time today

Miniature chocolates mixed with taffy collect in piles on table tops, waiting to be stuffed into eggs.

March 30, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


To those who are 20: Life gets better, a lot better

There's only one gift I want as I turn 57.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the Wii bowling urinal challenge

Enough is enough.

March 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thigh busting challenge: Conquering ‘The Wall’

You got this. You got this. ... C'mon, man, you got this.

March 28, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


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Andy Taylor results better than Robo Cop

Perhaps the most effective initiative undertaken by the city in the past decade to improve Manteca was the council decision 18 months ago to hire ...

December 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Climate change & the myth it is increasing number, intensity of wildfires

Christmas is 10 days away and California is burning.

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Social media grumblings perplexing

People are a funny bunch sometimes.

December 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Thirteen months & no movement on city crosswalk

Imagine, if you will, if the traffic signals at Union Road and Center Street did not function for 13 months.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead: Manteca is not just surviving

The last 10 years have been good for Manteca from where Debby Moorhead sits.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Chamber office moving to new locale

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce office is moving to a new location in the historic downtown from its present site in the 900 block of ...

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop Manteca Fire remodeling J Street station

The City of Lathrop is expected to undergo steady growth over the course of the next decade.

December 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Restuccia in line to serve as next Ripon mayor

It's Michael Restuccia's turn to take the helm at the Ripon City Council.

December 11, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tests pivotal in how far $40M will go at Manteca

Key tests to determine Manteca High's future have nothing to do with what goes on inside classrooms.

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TASTE OF RIPON

True to its name, the 22nd annual "A Taste of Ripon" wine stroll gave revelers a taste not of just wines made from grapes grown ...

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


RURAL CRASH KILLS 2

Two Manteca men in their early 30s were killed Saturday afternoon in a grinding collision that split their northbound 2011 Hyundai Sonata in half with ...

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The kid playing with power tool in a restaurant

Seconds after we walked into an older Stanislaus County drive-in on Saturday where soft serve cones are still called a frosty, we were unable to ...

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We need to protect those who protect us

Manteca does not need a gleaming, new police station.

December 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf, Manteca & the $7M question

Free market purists are absolutely right that Adam Smith and Milton Friedman would likely disapprove of municipal deals such as the one Manteca's elected ...

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America — & the world — changed 76 years ago today

Bummed about the economy?

December 07, 2017 | | Local Columns


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