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The green, green grass of homes

Call this a tale of a city divided.

October 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic angels donning bright safety vests

I've been jogging down Alameda Street from Powers Avenue twice a week for the better part of three years to go to CalFit Manteca.

October 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ Valley: Owens Valley 2.0 via Twin Tunnels

A little over a century ago Owens Lake was 12 miles long and 13 miles wide. It covered 108 square miles with average depths fluctuating between 23 and 50 feet. There were teeming wetlands.

October 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to bet they’ll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Panhandler: ‘What’s your problem, dude?’

I pulled up outside the 7-Eleven and there he was.

October 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Adult cyclists: They’ll wear helmets if they have half a brain

Should adults be required to wear helmets when they bicycle?

October 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to take conservation of water to next level in Manteca

Pray for rain.

October 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 12, 2015 | | Local Columns


Once upon a time it was clear plastic

I was my washing my microwave food cover Saturday when I realized something - it was once made out of clear plastic.

October 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Giving PG&E more control over wallets

What happened to the Jerry Brown of old?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to make library a real City of Manteca priority

Why does Manteca - a city of 73,000 – still have a library that was designed for a community of 36,000?

October 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paying taxes not same as paying for cost of service

"I pay taxes."

October 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Air may be biggest SJ Valley challenge

Water - or the periodic lack thereof - isn't the biggest threat to the San Joaquin Valley's economic vitality. It's air quality.

October 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hired gun tries to make it all about the smelt

Steve Martarano is a hired gun for the Bay-Delta Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

October 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Is school board buying candy when there isn’t enough for food?

Since when did football fields become more important than functional and safe classrooms?

February 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Swinging a bat, Three Strikes & Manteca crime

A whack with a wooden baseball bat twice to the head of a 52-year-old woman then slamming her face three times into the hood of ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local Columns


Free condoms for 13-year-old boys and girls

If you discovered someone in your neighborhood was handing out condoms to 13 year-olds, what would you do?

February 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State water strategy: Crush the little guy

The water wars in California are getting uglier.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Atherton heading south

Atherton Drive will soon extend south of Woodward Avenue.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UPGRADING STREETS

The days of cracked pavement and potholes on segments of two of Manteca's most traveled streets are numbered.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation

Ripon High is requesting a change in graduation requirements.

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums

Now that the Manteca Unified board has given its blessing to artificial turf and an all-weather track at Weston Ranch High, they will seek input ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Boys & Girls honor outstanding youth

Francisco Lopez Jr. arrived to Thursday's annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop Youth of the Year awards ceremony in time to accept his ...

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Railroad crossing closures start today

Traveling between Manteca and Lathrop will be a little bit difficult over the course of the next month.

February 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away

Would you feel comfortable if there was a business next door that kept large sums of cash on hand - often into the tens of thousands ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School

A career day at an elementary school can be fulfilling when you get responses from the students on your presentations.

February 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa!

It's been 25 years since I came home to a place I'd never been before.

February 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Oakland to Burns, Ore.: There is no big difference

You've got to love Left Wing - and Right Wing - hypocrites.

February 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They’re paying thugs protection money not to commit crimes

Richmond is a hotbed of "progressive" ideas lately.

February 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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