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Why Republicans should like Jerry Brown as governor

Jerry Brown was right.

June 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Missing the boat in the letter tug-of-war

Reading the endless back-and-forth between Republicans and Democrats in these pages is often good for a few minutes of low-cost entertainment.

June 11, 2009 | Brandon Petersen | Local Columns


The high cost of celebrating our liberty

The price of liberty is high.

June 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Old Man River’ versus a ‘Younger Girl’

"Hotel California" was playing on the Escape's CD stereo as I turned down Yosemite Avenue headed for Staples Sunday with my 16-year-old granddaughter Ashley riding shotgun.

June 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The unfairness of de facto boarding houses

Manteca creates neighborhoods designed for single family homes.

June 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Managing risk in the mission field

The increase in trafficking, violence and kidnappings along the northern Mexican border is adding new impetus to stricter immigration policies, and heightened urgency to controlling illegal movement into the United States.

June 07, 2009 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Five months that will shape Manteca for years to come

"The first five minutes are critical for what happens in the next five hours in a fire. (It is the same principle as) the next five months and how they impact the next five years." – Franco Torrice, Manteca firefighter

June 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to rethink eighth grade ‘graduation’

Lathrop School is on to something.

June 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police physically & fiscally protect Manteca

Let's face it.

June 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Random acts of kindness multiply fast

Random acts of kindness and compassion come in all shapes and forms.

June 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


As goes General Motors, so goes the nation

As much as I don't like the idea of Uncle Sam nationalizing General Motors regardless for how short of a time period it might end up being, it is tough to argue against the move.

June 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The burden of a 90% public safety retirement benefit

It did in Vallejo.

May 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State should take advantage of Hyundai offer

Too bad Gary Coleman wasn't governor.

May 30, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Caswell State Park: Going, going, gone for years to come?

A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaiting those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road may soon be off limits.

May 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State strings cost plenty of money & dilutes tax dollars

My senior year at Lincoln High in Lincoln in Placer County in 1974 there were 720 students in the school.

May 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Financial pitfalls on horizon for MUSD

The Manteca Unified School District can meet its financial obligations for at least the next three years.

April 23, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Man feared drowned in Stan River

Darkness forced the search on Sunday for a man feared drowned in the Stanislaus River near the Highway 99 foot bridge in Ripon to be ...

April 23, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Genius Hour: Turning passions into life lessons

Stella Brockman teacher Christina Hansen has created a junior high version of the hit reality series "Shark Tank".

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SUMMER FUN COMING!

Manteca Parks & Recreation has a wide repertoire of classes, day camps, sports programs, and special events planned that they will share during the Summer Season ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CYCLIST KILLED BY BOAT TRAILER

A bicyclist riding along Yosemite Avenue into traffic turning onto the northbound Highway 99 on ramp shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday rode directly into ...

April 23, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming back looking like I was in a cat fight & not on a hike

I stepped gingerly over a fallen tree of about four feet in diameter that had been weakened by a fire years ago about a mile ...

April 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ray of Hope plans diaper drive from May through June

Ray of Hope's annual Diapers and More Drive will kick off on May 1.

April 21, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


SSJID could help reduce groundwater use by adding more farmland & city deliveries

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District could prove critical to the South County's ability to meet state mandates regarding groundwater management by annexing farmland ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scammers using Lathrop Police number

Getting complaints about spam phone calls from fake IRS agents trying to pilfer money from residents isn't out of the ordinary for Lathrop Police ...

April 21, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


7TH GRADERS GO MEDIEVAL

Ripon Elementary School seventh graders received a taste of medieval history.

April 21, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


THE FINAL RAIL LINK

The final link in the transcontinental railroad was not at the much-celebrated meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific on May 10, 1869 at ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freeloading via non-taxed Internet sales

Say Manteca residents buy $50,000 worth of clothes, office supplies, home accessories and such each day from Internet firms such as Wayfair, small independents ...

April 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Energizer Bunny salesmen keep pounding the drum

If you live in an older neighborhood there's a parasite you have to worry about and it's not termites.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


That guy on The Tonight Show? You saw him first in Manteca at String’s

When you think of the best places in America to catch a live comedy show, a number of cities and locations instantly come to mind.

April 20, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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