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Frank Sinatra had it right: That’s life & you can’t deny it

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.

July 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California dream still going strong after 167 years

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in May of 1999.)

July 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.)

July 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The real future of California farming is along Highway 33

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in June of 2003.)

July 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Summer beckons with the little pleasures of life

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column originally ran in June of 2010.)

July 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fred Millner has stirred up a debate about Manteca street names.

In a letter to the Manteca Bulletin last week, he expressed his opinion that Moffat Boulevard should be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. His rationale was the city has transformed Moffat from an ugly, rundown corridor with almost $12 million in improvements including the transit station, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, Tidewater Bikeway, Spreckels Park MBX course, the Industrial Park Drive extension, and repaving the roadway. The city also aggressively cleaned up depilated buildings and chased out overnight truck parking and stopped the practice of people using city property as a makeshift dump

July 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must avoid a repeat of the Nightmare on Elm Street

The biggest embarrassment of the Manteca park system is also a monument to political expediency and prejudice.

July 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re not a pony, you’re a stallion

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." - Mathew 11:28

July 05, 2013 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Stop treating higher ed as spoiled rich kids

Higher Education 101: Follow the money.

July 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


Ugly in Union Ranch: School site, promises

The fate of Union Ranch School is in limbo. It is a victim – just one of many – of the mortgage meltdown and foreclosure tsunami whose life-changing path of fiscal devastation continues to ripple today.

July 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Does it make sense that Toters can only legally come out after the sun goes down?

Sunset tonight is 8:31 p.m.

July 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop. 8 ruling: A marriage made in hell for Californians

Jerry Brown was governor in 1978.

July 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A ‘shoot out’ with a 14-year-old grandson

Spending much time with our six grandchildren is difficult because of where they are all located on the map – from Texas to San Diego and south of San Jose.

July 02, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lake Manteca: Out-of-the-box thinking for the next big city park

Lodi has Lodi Lake. Stockton has Oak Grove Park.

July 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do pedestrians count in Manteca? The answer may come on Tuesday

What opinion weighs more with the Manteca City Council: Those of neighborhoods or consultants?

July 01, 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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