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A one, and a two: Who was Lawrence Welk?

Talk about bursting my (champagne) bubble.

August 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In search of Brian’s loving family

On this heavily-traveled stretch of rural road, amid thorny bushes, broken glass and snake holes, lays a memorial for Brian Niederbrach.

August 10, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


People’s Republic of Richmond goes from soda taxes to property seizure

I am underwater.

August 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Comrades, are you going to next Manteca council meeting?

Question: What do the now defunct Soviet Politburo and the Manteca City Council have in common?

August 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lies, damn lies, and the Twin Tunnels

The Twin Tunnels propaganda is a classic case of double talk.

August 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


These moms are happy to have their kids back in school

Welcome back, kids.

August 08, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


City dedicates new ‘community meeting hall’

"The city isn't dedicating a transit station; they're dedicating a community meeting hall."

August 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Transit tidbits: A Rose (Motel) by another name

The Rose Motel is no more. The Moffat Boulevard standard for decades has a new name: Inn by the Station. It's a nod to the fact the motel is located across the street from the City of Manteca's new $8.3 million Manteca Transit Center.

August 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $8.3 million view in downtown Manteca & what to do about it

Dilapidated trailers. Debris stacked in piles. A rundown picket fence. And on some days there are more shopping carts than at a Dollar General Store.

August 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Founding Fathers, the SR71, the IRS, NSA & Snowden

Thirty years later, I still remember the presentation.

August 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neighbors watching out for neighbors is effective crime fighting strategy

Twice neighbors have prevented me from becoming a crime victim.

August 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saving the water tower: Confusing historical significance with sentimentality?

Just because something is old doesn't make it historical.

August 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cad of San Diego: Is he serial sexual harasser?

There was a time before color TV and princess phones that prehistoric creatures such as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner would simply be called a cad for his transgressions.

August 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


George H. W. Bush was right; That vision thing is pretty important

I can see these words as I type them.

August 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Distracted driving & speeding: Buildings fare better than pedestrians

About 12 years ago on West Ripon Road, just east of Austin Road, a dairy manure truck plowed into the front door of a home, spilling part of its contents.

July 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Financial pitfalls on horizon for MUSD

The Manteca Unified School District can meet its financial obligations for at least the next three years.

April 23, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Man feared drowned in Stan River

Darkness forced the search on Sunday for a man feared drowned in the Stanislaus River near the Highway 99 foot bridge in Ripon to be ...

April 23, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Genius Hour: Turning passions into life lessons

Stella Brockman teacher Christina Hansen has created a junior high version of the hit reality series "Shark Tank".

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SUMMER FUN COMING!

Manteca Parks & Recreation has a wide repertoire of classes, day camps, sports programs, and special events planned that they will share during the Summer Season ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CYCLIST KILLED BY BOAT TRAILER

A bicyclist riding along Yosemite Avenue into traffic turning onto the northbound Highway 99 on ramp shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday rode directly into ...

April 23, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming back looking like I was in a cat fight & not on a hike

I stepped gingerly over a fallen tree of about four feet in diameter that had been weakened by a fire years ago about a mile ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ray of Hope plans diaper drive from May through June

Ray of Hope's annual Diapers and More Drive will kick off on May 1.

April 21, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scammers using Lathrop Police number

Getting complaints about spam phone calls from fake IRS agents trying to pilfer money from residents isn't out of the ordinary for Lathrop Police ...

April 21, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


7TH GRADERS GO MEDIEVAL

Ripon Elementary School seventh graders received a taste of medieval history.

April 21, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


That guy on The Tonight Show? You saw him first in Manteca at String’s

When you think of the best places in America to catch a live comedy show, a number of cities and locations instantly come to mind.

April 20, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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