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Motorist dies in collision

An elderly motorist was killed and two others received moderate to minor injuries in a Saturday evening T-bone collision in the 200 block of North Union Road just north of West Center Street.

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA NOISE & SAFETY

If you live in the far western section of Del Webb at Woodbridge and you believe traffic noise on Airport Way is a bit loud, it's not your imagination.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CITY BROKE ITS OWN LAW

The popular city sponsored monthly Food Truck Mania events conducted in 2016 at Woodward Park weren't legal under Manteca municipal law.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a year-old Chevy Monza.

September 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City needs to keep eyes on Library Park

It was perhaps one of the all-time bonehead decisions ever made by Manteca elected officials.

September 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do you believe in Santa, unicorns & tax reform?

Unicorns. Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. Tax Reform.

September 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’re loving Yosemite to death

It's time to save Yosemite from us.

September 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless issues aren’t just problem for central Manteca

Running errands Sunday - as well as jogging - took me over a fair wide swath of Manteca on Sunday.

September 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to shame opportunistic state legislators

The nine scariest words in the English language?

September 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why would SF want facts to get in way of war on soda?

Imagine, if you will, the City of San Francisco requiring Starbucks et al to place warning labels on their cappuccino and latte cups stating that caffeine in coffee can lead to an early death, raise blood pressure, increase the risk of gout attacks, and cause indigestion.

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Friday night lights finally upon us

It's time.

September 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Quakes, hurricanes & more: Nature will always win

The Tracy-Stockton Fault.

September 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


As California Aqueduct sinks Sacramento fiddles with Twin Tunnels

It is 131 miles from Never Never Land to Chowchilla.

September 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop honors city’s police & fire responders

When Michelle Anderson set out to come up with an impromptu way to thank local law enforcement and first responders for their dedication and their bravery last year, the turnout was far greater than even she anticipated.

September 18, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Proposal may save Manteca $2.6 million

Oakwood Lake Shores - the gated 480-home community built where the Manteca Waterslides once stood - is overtaxing the Oakwood Lake Water district's ability to treat wastewater from the neighborhood.

September 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Climate change & the myth it is increasing number, intensity of wildfires

Christmas is 10 days away and California is burning.

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Social media grumblings perplexing

People are a funny bunch sometimes.

December 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Thirteen months & no movement on city crosswalk

Imagine, if you will, if the traffic signals at Union Road and Center Street did not function for 13 months.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead: Manteca is not just surviving

The last 10 years have been good for Manteca from where Debby Moorhead sits.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Chamber office moving to new locale

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce office is moving to a new location in the historic downtown from its present site in the 900 block of ...

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop Manteca Fire remodeling J Street station

The City of Lathrop is expected to undergo steady growth over the course of the next decade.

December 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Restuccia in line to serve as next Ripon mayor

It's Michael Restuccia's turn to take the helm at the Ripon City Council.

December 11, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tests pivotal in how far $40M will go at Manteca

Key tests to determine Manteca High's future have nothing to do with what goes on inside classrooms.

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TASTE OF RIPON

True to its name, the 22nd annual "A Taste of Ripon" wine stroll gave revelers a taste not of just wines made from grapes grown ...

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


RURAL CRASH KILLS 2

Two Manteca men in their early 30s were killed Saturday afternoon in a grinding collision that split their northbound 2011 Hyundai Sonata in half with ...

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The kid playing with power tool in a restaurant

Seconds after we walked into an older Stanislaus County drive-in on Saturday where soft serve cones are still called a frosty, we were unable to ...

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We need to protect those who protect us

Manteca does not need a gleaming, new police station.

December 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf, Manteca & the $7M question

Free market purists are absolutely right that Adam Smith and Milton Friedman would likely disapprove of municipal deals such as the one Manteca's elected ...

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America — & the world — changed 76 years ago today

Bummed about the economy?

December 07, 2017 | | Local Columns


Making tips an entitlement for entire staff

If I tip whoever cuts my hair, I don't expect them to share it with the janitor or the owner.

December 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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