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When things just don’t make sense

For those who long for a universe that's fair, things haven't been going so well. Why Gulf oil rig Deepwater Horizon's meltdown in leadership and accountability in April led to a deadly explosion and environmental disaster will be better understood with time. But what's hard to understand is how millions of innocent human beings and other forms of life should suffer so much irreparable loss at the hands of companies who simply don't comply.

June 06, 2010 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Pombo & what ails those who wish to lead us

Richard Pombo is a political lightning rod.

June 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IRS tax ruling part of same-sex union debate

The Internal Revenue Service has now created another marriage penalty to the benefit of California's registered domestic partners - primarily same-sex couples.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paper or plastic may soon become phrase of the past

I am a firm believer in using reusable tote bags at the grocery store.

June 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E doesn’t care about taxpayers

When a tsunami hits, first there is an earthquake. Then, the ocean recedes only to recoil with a massive surge that devastates everything in its path.

June 03, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Erasing individual values to counter gangs: Is it worth it?

It is open season on rosary beads in a growing number of school districts across the United States.

June 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin One Voice trip

Every year officials from county, cities, agencies and community leaders embark on a journey to Washington, D.C., to meet with federal officials and elected representatives to advocate for funding for local transportation and infrastructure projects.

June 02, 2010 | By Leroy Ornellas San Joaquin County Supervisor Fifth District | Local Columns


Deport honors student, cuddle drug dealers

Before the federal government starts suing Arizona over immigration law, maybe Uncle Sam should get his own house in order.

May 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What greater purpose is served knowing details of 8-year-old’s death in light of guilty plea?

Do we really need to know the sordid details of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu's death?

May 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5,800 crosses: A solemn reminder of freedom’s price

A slight drizzle had turned into a steady rain following the cracking of thunder while I was on an early afternoon run down Wellington Avenue on Thursday.

May 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop School gets A+ for its eighth grade promotion

Lathrop Elementary Principal David Silveira gets extra credit for going against the grain.

May 28, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon Farmers’ Market: Working together

Last year, the Ripon City Council explored the idea of developing a farmers' market in our historical downtown sector. The plan was to collaborate with downtown businesses, farmers' market vendors and the community to revitalize our downtown businesses. Unfortunately, due the multitude of regulations and to a late start, it was decided to postpone it until this year.

May 28, 2010 | By CHUCK WINN Mayor of Ripon | Local Columns


If that is what a hippie Republican is, then I‘m guilty as charged

The caller didn't waste any time.

May 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here is a bit of unsolicited advice for Class of 2010

It's pomp and circumstance time again.

May 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A day in Manteca: Me & my shadow on various assignments

It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.

May 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Atherton heading south

Atherton Drive will soon extend south of Woodward Avenue.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UPGRADING STREETS

The days of cracked pavement and potholes on segments of two of Manteca's most traveled streets are numbered.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation

Ripon High is requesting a change in graduation requirements.

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums

Now that the Manteca Unified board has given its blessing to artificial turf and an all-weather track at Weston Ranch High, they will seek input ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Boys & Girls honor outstanding youth

Francisco Lopez Jr. arrived to Thursday's annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop Youth of the Year awards ceremony in time to accept his ...

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Railroad crossing closures start today

Traveling between Manteca and Lathrop will be a little bit difficult over the course of the next month.

February 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away

Would you feel comfortable if there was a business next door that kept large sums of cash on hand - often into the tens of thousands ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School

A career day at an elementary school can be fulfilling when you get responses from the students on your presentations.

February 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa!

It's been 25 years since I came home to a place I'd never been before.

February 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Oakland to Burns, Ore.: There is no big difference

You've got to love Left Wing - and Right Wing - hypocrites.

February 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They’re paying thugs protection money not to commit crimes

Richmond is a hotbed of "progressive" ideas lately.

February 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world they want isn’t real

In the year 4545

February 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Worrying half your life away

Millie Wyatt was a worrier.

February 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$39K for roof over trash

The homeless apparently are breaking into the trash enclosure at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Avenue to look for everything from food to recyclables.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code violations: Manteca handles 2,500 annually

Scott Cunningham drove down the 400 block of California Avenue.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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