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Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh

Forget Paris - or Pittsburgh for the matter. I'd rather have Bakersfield.

June 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A modest plan to make Manteca a better place

Manteca's future is too important to be left to bean counters.

June 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Buying into $400B health care plan without funding it

If you signed a contract to buy an $89,000 Cadillac Escalade with no idea of how you were going to pay for it you'd be branded financially reckless not to mention stupid.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car takes out power pole in rural Manteca accident

The driver of a car that crashed in rural South Manteca left a bouquet of red roses on the front seat of the vehicle where two air bags had deployed.

June 05, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Firefighters knock down Lathrop market blaze

Multiple calls from citizens late Sunday afternoon brought four engines from the Lathrop-Manteca and Manteca fire departments to the La Reina Supermarket due to fire and heavy smoke was coming from the rear of the building.

June 05, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop takes look at levee efforts for 200-year protection

Last year the City of Lathrop received the necessary "finding of adequate progress" that will allow them to continue to develop within the 200-year flood plain as long as they follow the plan that will lead to a massive levee overhaul to protect the city's new housing.

June 05, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


½ cent sales tax covers 30 of 108 police, fire positions

A half a cent is making it possible for Manteca to hire 15 police officers and 15 firefighters when the next fiscal year starts in 25 days.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may make citizens’ water board permanent

Manteca municipal leaders have declared water conservation is here to stay even with the end of the most recent drought.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Ongoing urban renewal in the 600 and 700 blocks of Grant Avenue and Lincoln Avenue could get a $17 million boost.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you realize the latest solution for congestion woes is woefully inadequate.

June 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why is it a given state will reopen California 1?

This may sound a tad blasphemous but why reopen Highway 1 through the Big Sur Wilderness where a mudslide earlier this month added 13 acres to California?

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City improves Library Park conditions, issues still remain

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for efforts so far at addressing issues at Library Park in downtown Manteca.

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thinking about hitting the river?

School is now out, and the weather is turning warm, and it's only a matter of time before kids start heading out to the Stanislaus River to float, to play, to swim, and to have the kind of summer fun that Central Valley kids do when there isn't anything else going on.

June 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Political humor needs to get out of the proverbial gutter

I like a good political joke even if it lampoones a position or politician I support.

June 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca don’t need no stinkin’ Atherton Drive missing link

Debbie Moorhead was adamant at the last Manteca City Council meeting that she wants the infamous missing link on Atherton Drive between Airport Way and Union Road built. The councilwoman said she wanted it discussed when the council adopts the budget next month.

May 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do ...

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Timelines before board for work at Colony Oak

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will review the preliminary timelines for the Colony Oak Elementary School reconstruction project at tonight's 7 p ...

August 14, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop firm adds 95-foot tall crane

The nearly 100-foot tall crane that is on the corner of D'Arcy and Murphy Parkways?

August 14, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Tim Ogden means business.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


St. Patrick’s church set for $200,000 plus remodel

Ripon's St. Patrick's Catholic Church on East Highway 120 at Carrolton Road is planning a major interior remodeling at a cost in excess ...

August 14, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Doctors Hospital CEO departing Manteca

Editor's note: This is Glenn Kahl's column " Thru Kahl's Kaleidoscope", A look at people & things in the South County

August 14, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Complaining isn’t going to solve the problem

Okay – I get it.

August 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Would SJ leaders jump at chance for legal brothels?

Let's say California voters in their infinite wisdom legalized prostitution.

August 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Dennis Rodman, Dr. Strangeglove & duck and cover

Remember Bert the Turtle?

August 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dennis Rodman, Dr. Strangeglove & duck and cover

Remember Bert the Turtle?

August 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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