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SJ Valley: The new (high speed rail) dust bowl

High speed rail, we are told, will not pollute our air.

August 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$120,000 question: Why educate part of our future and then deport it?

You invest 15 years educating someone.

August 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Compassionate slaughtering? Give me a break

Central Valley Meat Co. on Hanford has been shut down - at least temporarily - putting 500 employees out of work.

August 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t find a job? Might want to learn Spanish

Sarah is frustrated.

August 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the ashes of fire — rebirth

It's an eerie feeling standing in the middle of a fire-scarred forest.

August 23, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Fiona Ma, I-80 carpool lanes & ‘Animal Farm’

What's wrong with Sacramento?

August 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta council is the big threat to Lathrop’s future

The biggest threat to the future economic viability of Lathrop isn't the remnants of the foreclosure meltdown. Nor is it a future recession that could eclipse the dive we just took.

August 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Good times during bad times

The 7-year-old boy stayed close to his brother. Concern was etched all over his face. He was trying hard to hold back his tears. His backpack, looking more bulky than his slight frame, was slung over his shoulders. He wouldn't let go of his brother's own backpack, deploying its wheels and holding on to it by its handle. His small red and white bicycle was lying on the street corner. His brother's own wheels were in the middle of the street, just a few feet away, its front wheel pinned under the right front tire of the ...

August 21, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Special education is costly proposition for struggling schools

Education funding in California is like a Rubik's Cube.

August 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sugar taxes: The real goal to fatten government more

Sugar taxes are not about health.

August 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we getting ruder? Well, excuuuuse me!

Supposedly America as a whole is turning into a mass of rude people.

August 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposition 30: The new math, Jerry Brown style

Pity the governor. The money is not there. The man is dealing with a legislature that's controlled by his own party but is suffering from full-scale denial. Special interest groups are doing full-court presses to protest cuts. And the general population wants more services but doesn't want to pay for them.

August 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to four SJ supervisors: Eight is enough

Odds are you don't know who Steve Bestolarides, Larry Rushstaller, Carlos Villapudua, and Ken Vogel are.

August 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid - I’m definitely not athletic

It was one of those twilight zone moments.

August 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why reflect when you can just push the send button?

Remember the good old days when silence was golden?

August 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca High stages alumni college panel

Manteca High students will get a chance to hear about college life firsthand Wednesday from those who attended the school.

August 21, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop may spend $123K for study on recycling wastewater

Last month the Lathrop City Council approved a plan to come up with a recycled water master plan to outline safe and efficient ways to ...

August 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca pot growers must have permits starting Sept. 14

Anyone growing marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes in Manteca starting Sept. 14 will be required to obtain a permit from the City of Manteca.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA CAMPING IS ILLEGAL

A year ago homeless were bedding down for the night even before the sun went down in front of the Chase Bank and beneath the ...

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Avoiding the total eclipse of the heart

A miracle of sorts is happening today at 10:17 a.m.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hoping prep players show respect for National Anthem

As a wee tyke playing Pop Warner football for the Anderson Wildcats, I would get so excited when my dad took me to an Anderson ...

August 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots

Friday's colossal back-up on northbound Interstate 5 offered a peek of what lies ahead for the Tracy-Lathrop-Manteca region.

August 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca on verge of major economic splash

The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco has 802 rooms.

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do ...

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Timelines before board for work at Colony Oak

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will review the preliminary timelines for the Colony Oak Elementary School reconstruction project at tonight's 7 p ...

August 14, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop firm adds 95-foot tall crane

The nearly 100-foot tall crane that is on the corner of D'Arcy and Murphy Parkways?

August 14, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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