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SSJID conserving water could hurt those relying on groundwater

Flood irrigation of the endless almond orchards surrounding Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon is an inefficient use of water. That is especially true when compared to the pressurized irrigation system that South San Joaquin Irrigation District made possible in District 9 south of Manteca and west of Ripon.

August 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Manteca has a memorial to those from the greater community who gave their lives while serving America in wartime.

August 08, 2017 | | Local Columns


Manteca Unified schools gear up for solar eclipse

It's called the Great American Total Solar Eclipse.

August 07, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Bright idea to cut power costs: Switch to LED

All of the City of Ripon could one day have LED in all street lights.

August 07, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


WATER PARK TORTURE

Former City Manager Steve Pinkerton back in 2010 placed a wristband on his wrist while touring a Great Wolf Resort in the State of Washington.

August 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 120 Bypass; A bird in hand vs. 2 in the bush

Councilman Mike Morowit is right about the severe impacts Manteca would have to deal with if access to Highway 99 is eliminated at Austin Road.

August 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Barebones Maple Avenue Plaza ideal for community partnership

Manteca does a lot of things right.

August 04, 2017 | | Local Columns


So you say you want a Manteca aquatics center

Everybody wants something.

August 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From dictator to Pulitzer Prize

Surprises never cease – especially in Ripon – from the finding of a cannon ball years ago near Caswell State Park on the Stanislaus River to the surfacing of very large oil portraits of Argentinian dictator Jorge Rafael Videla and his wife two years his junior, Alicia Raquel Hartridge, in the Magpie Antique Shop on First Street.

August 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Stockton in the spotlight again — this time over sanctuary city controversy

For reasons that nobody can quite figure out, the Trump administration has decided to name Stockton as one of the four American cities it is targeting by withholding funds in retaliation for being a "sanctuary" for suspected illegal immigrants.

August 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Just what the doctor ordered: Universal car insurance

There are 218 million licensed drivers in the United States.

August 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca encouraging gang graffiti art along Moffat

10.08.120 Removal of vehicles authorized when.

August 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flash floods, locking kids in cars & opioids

People need to be more paranoid.

August 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


#NoFreeSpeech is growing goal of social media

One wonders whether Samuel Clemens would have written any of his classics if social media had been around in the mid-19th century.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nothing says welcome to Manteca like festering blight

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for finally installing concertina wire on top of the fencing surrounding the air conditioning unit at the Manteca Veterans Center at 580 Moffat Boulevard.

July 31, 2017 | | Local Columns


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Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon is almost done with parking lot work

The Stockton Avenue parking lot just reopened.

October 16, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space

Buy a typical new home in Manteca and you'll be paying at least $3,880 for preserving open space.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car show raises $6,700 for food bank

He thought she wanted a classic Jaguar sedan.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PREPARING FOR WORST

As part of ongoing disaster preparedness drills on Thursday at 3:19 p.m. the city will pretend that an "earthquake" will cause the collapse ...

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you spare $30M?

Manteca wants to break ground on two freeway interchange projects along the 120 Bypass in the next two years.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnels key to keeping LA humming at others’ expense

The Twin Tunnels aren't really about water.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."

October 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An entire neighborhood gone overnight?

When I first heard about there being a fire raging through Wine Country, my initial thought was some high-end wineries were in danger of losing ...

October 13, 2017 | | Local Columns


An illegal minor, abortion, & our dysfunctional immigration enforcement

How bizarre is political discourse in America today?

October 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps Page should ‘Google’ social host laws

Google, Facebook, et al say they are just conduits - much like the proverbial public square - so that they can't be held legally responsible for ...

October 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My George of the Jungle hike routine

Falling into a tree is one of those things I'm placing on a list of stuff I never want to do again.

October 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring ...

October 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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