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It’s no sweat to stay cool in valley summer

Sweating is highly underrated.

May 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let your neighbors know about your loved one’s service

We bellyache a lot.

May 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


NOTRE DAME

President Obama's planned commencement address today at Notre Dame has re-opened wounds still festering since last November's presidential elections. There, the Catholic Church split in half (that is, with 70% of registered Catholics voting, 45% chose McCain, 54% voted for Obama.)

May 17, 2009 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Paying the price Tuesday for class size reduction

Manteca Unified – and much of California – took the bite out of the forbidden fruit and are paying for it big time.

May 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s ‘hasta la vista’ time, California

Pssst. Wanna buy San Quentin Prison?

May 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Admittedly it was a bad choice of words for a sensitive story

It wasn't one of my finest moments.

May 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is $1M justified for staffing an aerial fire truck?

Does Manteca really need nine firefighters to man the 100-foot aerial platform fire truck 24/7?

May 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It is time to pull the plug on California’s government

Santa Barbara is burning.

May 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I still listen for the pitter-patter of paws

It all started when John Grogran first got the idea to publish his tales about life with a young Labrador that instantly captured the heart of America. And for those of us who grew up with a lab in our house, the pages that Grogan filled in that book became almost a verbatim recount of the things encountered with the wiry but outrageously loyal animals. But there was a darker tinge in that story – something that lies just beneath the surface in just about everything that we do and more often than not we try to avoid.

May 10, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


This is your Mother’s Day card, mom

Dear readers:

May 10, 2009 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Sweet words: ‘Due to inactivity on your account we are canceling your card’

Shortly after I turned 18 I got my first two credit cards from Mervyn's and Chevron.

May 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Did liar home loans also attract criminal element to Manteca?

Has Manteca's crime rate gone down because some of the "right" people are losing their homes?

May 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weatherford Woods may ultimately help Manteca sewer woes

Weeping willows take on more water than the Titanic.

May 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Purpletie.com proved the fallacy of many high tech based businesses

Remember Purpletie.com?

May 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The downtown bulbs and debunking 8 myths about them

The traffic bulbs downtown don't exactly give everyone the warm fuzzies.

May 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 ...

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick ...

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services - police, firefighters, street maintenance and such - and don't want to pay more taxes then you'd best root for ...

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . . ..

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colony Oak update before board tonight

The Ripon Unified school board tonight will receive an update on the Colony Oak Elementary Modernization Project.

February 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop decides tonight on how to spend $6,724

The City of Lathrop has $6,724 to give away.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes

Manteca is pushing its city limits further south to Sedan Avenue.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1 MILLION SERVICE CLUB

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair is more than just the festival that the City of Manteca is known for every October.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


EU DROP-OFF ZONE BIG CONCERN

East Union High's athletic facilities and the general campus layout get high marks.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees

Fear of a levee collapse during a major Northern California earthquake from a yet-to-be-found fault in the Delta is hawked as the moral high ground ...

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: A place 78,000 call home

I came home 27 years ago this month.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop looks to ban parking on Lathrop Road

Now that Lathrop Road has two lanes in each direction, the city has one more small item of business to take care of before the ...

February 10, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure

Manteca's water use shot up 25 percent last month compared to January 2017 as much of the state including the Northern San Joaquin Valley ...

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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