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Uecker on tap for Ripon mayor post

Dean Uecker is scheduled to become the next mayor for the City of Ripon.

December 12, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop leaders nix jump for City Hall fees

The cost of living in the Northern San Joaquin Valley is going up.

December 12, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Three Christmas musical treats - one by Del Webb at Woodbridge residents and two offered through the combined efforts of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - are being staged over the next 10 days.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID: Look at the data

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River - the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state - have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $16.1 million pool dilemma

As a policy document the new City of Manteca Parks and Recreation master plan is flawed big time.

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheo Pass.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Welcome to the new normal

When I speak to friends of mine from other parts of the country, they always make digs about how California is this liberal bastion where everybody eats vegan and nobody owns guns and saying something remotely controversial is punishable by jail time.

December 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Orange joining Manteca’s solid waste rainbow

Sometime in the next decade the City of Manteca will likely stop weekly "garbage" collection.

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea to spawn . . ." - A passage From David Carle's book, "Water and the California Dream".

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police officers on LA to Sacramento run

Raising funds for officers killed in the line of duty across the country is the goal of two Los Angeles Police officers who are running in full street gear from L.A. to Sacramento.

December 05, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


City Council condemns ‘genocide’ against Sikhs

The passage of a resolution by a government entity, be it a city, state or national level, is usually a cause for jubilation by all concerned.

December 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock today at the Civic Center.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


75 YEARS OF LOVE

George and Violet Perry's smiles are brighter than usual these days. And there's a very good reason for it. They have just arrived at life's pinnacle that only a few are blessed to reach. That's their diamond anniversary - 75 years of marital togetherness.

December 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a bit unnerving. There was a section of Class 3 scrambling before I could reach the summit. I studied the ascent, the rock formations, and compared it to other challenging spots I've been in during the past several years on peak hikes much higher in the Sierra.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

February 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting Lathrop Road onto the right path

Lathrop Road is a mess and is likely to get a loss worse.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Greed: Is it factor for river flows?

Is it all a cash grab gone terribly wrong?

February 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much as its culture

Pity a University of California peace officer, especially those assigned to double-standard campuses such as Berkeley and Davis where unrestrained free speech is reserved for ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California's future?

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop supports bid to fix roads

California's aging roadways have long been a problem – plagued by overuse and an antiquated gas tax that doesn't generate nearly as much money ...

February 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


ACE cancels passenger service today, Tuesday

Heavy rains that have triggered a rapid snow melt have created unsafe track conditions prompting Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) to cancel all passenger service today ...

February 13, 2017 | | Local Columns


Woman hit in head with baseball bat

A baseball bat assault to the head left a woman in her late 20s unconscious and bleeding at the edge of the 200 block of ...

February 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


188,000 FLEE DAM

OROVILLE - At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway at Oroville was in danger of ...

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local Columns


BLAST FROM THE PAST

As 10,000 plus people waited for Manteca's most visible landmark to come tumbling down in March of 1997, then Mayor Bill Perry stood ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In the Year 2525, if Boy Scouts are still around . .

Let's just cut to the chase and mandate that people from this day forth can only have unisex babies.

February 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9th District, Uncle Sam & illegals

Manteca Police do not go looking for illegal immigrants.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Left or Right? It’s crazy across the board

It's been a little bit over a week since I decided to take a step back from online politics.

February 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Making city more responsive to Mantecans

Is there a new dawn in Manteca?

February 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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