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Beheaded teen & why I drive ‘too’ defensively

The Angel of Luck was hovering over Manteca a few months back.

March 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy it: Life is meant to be a journey

A California Blue Oak with a canopy that for some reason reminded me of a tree I'd seen in a black and white photograph taken in 1931 that dwarfed the barn on my grandmother's ranch in Nevada County caught my eye 28 years ago as I was cycling down Highway 120 after passing Don Pedro Reservoir.

March 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca waters down appeal of Library Park’s $1.4M makeover

Want to see Manteca's most expensive art work?

March 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is government about fiefdoms or getting most bang for buck?

Are you made of money?

March 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joint-use Manteca library?

Manteca Unified in the next five years could use Measure G bond money to build a replacement campus for Calla High - an alternative secondary school - on 40 acres along Tinnin Road south of Woodward Avenue that the district owns for the next comprehensive high school.

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 RESTAURANTS CLOSE

Mr. Biggs Smoke House & Custom Cake. Closed.

March 28, 2016 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


R-rated films get OK for high school

Film students in Manteca Unified could end up being able to watch R-rated movies after all.

March 28, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon low income count surprises some

The City of Ripon will again update its Housing Element.

March 28, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Free tickets to hear Benghazi hero speak

A limited number of free tickets are still left to hear Mark "Oz" Geist speak on Saturday.

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme Court unanimous on gun right ruling

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - The Second Amendment, the Constitution of the United States of America

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren't economists and tend to lean toward socialism: Raising the minimum wage raises everyone's lot in life.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca only needs Raymus Expressway if it wants 200,000 plus residents

The battle for Manteca is on.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP’S SWEET SPOT

The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend's Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

The notes from Sammy Davis' harmonica broke the silence.

May 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Main Street bulb-outs going bye-bye in spring

The much maligned bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca are going to be around for a little longer but ...

May 31, 2016 | | Local Columns


Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Families volunteer to place crosses

Sacha Avila and her young children lent three pairs of hands to help install the 7,000 plus white crosses at Woodward Park in Manteca ...

May 31, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

May 30, 2016 | By JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn't felt the "Bern."

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TANGLED MUSD WEB

What a tangled web we weave at times.

May 27, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you'll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $4,794.80 fridge for those that need 24/7 food surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg would be busing tables at Olive Garden if he relied on people like me to make him rich.

May 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel

Want to see what a classic political hit piece looks like?

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless can do the crime and not do the time

Welcome to San Joaquin County, Homeless Haven USA.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn't such a thing as an unsafe road.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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