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CPUC fiddles with PG&E as California burns

This is not a good time to be a PG&E stockholder - or a California Public Utilities Commission apologist for that matter.

October 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thanking Comcast for getting me to cut the cable

I haven't watched TV now for four weeks and I'm loving it.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop leaders urge safer teen driving

It beats out every other disease and external factor as the leading cause of death for 15-18 year olds across the country.

October 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca cuts water use 14% during Sept.

Manteca is not doing as an effective job at conserving water based on 2013 consumption than its neighbors in terms of straight percentage.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Louise Ave. target for sewer work

Two years ago crews finished work upgrading Louise Avenue between Main Street and Airport Way.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


46 Ripon students perfect in state proficiencies

Forty-six Ripon Unified School District students earned perfect scores on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

October 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


KYOTO-RIPON EXCHANGE

Forty-five Japanese exchange students from the Kyoto, Japan's Gakven High School spent four days attending Ripon High classes and living with host families.

October 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Atherton: ‘We got it done’

Mike Atherton recalls what everyone was saying about him and his partners Bill Filios and Bing Kirk 20 years ago this month.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax helps pay for park upgrades

Two years ago, the City of Lathrop used funds generated from Measure C – the one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters to supplement public safety and other community projects – to overhaul three of the city's most heavily-used parks.

October 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA CALENDAR GIRLS

The "Centennial Calendar" unveiling party at the Manteca Senior Center Friday night was a blockbuster hit.

October 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Will Manteca get it right?

The most controversial block in Manteca - the 100 block of North Main with its much maligned bulb outs - is part of three major road improvement projects the city is seeking public input on during a community meeting Wednesday.

October 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


County’s Manteca deals would make Dutch West India Company envious

Not since the Canarsie Indians accepted $24 in beads, cloth, trinkets, and Dutch guilders from the Dutch West India Company in exchange for Manhattan Island has anyone got such a short end of the stick in a deal.

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we really that angry? Probably

One of the joys of spending any sort of time working in a media capacity is that sooner or later, your email address is going to end up on mailing lists that you never knew existed.

October 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Pool builders group argues against water conservation

If during a future drought water supply conditions got so precarious your city insisted that you not flush your toilet every time you urinate or take two-minute showers you'd expect them not to allow people to top off their swimming pools and spas.

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Suit-mail’ is driving price of new housing up in California

Why is housing so expensive in California as well as the cost of doing business?

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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‘Two’ roads better than one for Raymus Parkway

It started out more than a decade ago as a four-lane expressway designed to move a high volume of cars around the ultimate southern edge ...

January 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly

Twenty-seven miles east of Hollister in the heart of earthquake country is where California High Speed Rail could meet its Waterloo.

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


One man’s crumbs is another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miracle on Moffat

Mention Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago and terms like "armpit", "sleaze, "trash" and "eye sore" would often pop up in conversations.

January 16, 2018 | | Local Columns


‘Hungry, please make payment via WeChat app’

Get ready for the future.

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E will do all in its power not to return’ windfall’

PG&E is getting what could be a $195.5 million windfall this year.

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High plans ‘Black Out Game’ for heart association

Look for a "black" out in Winter Gym on Wednesday.

January 15, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Train strikes, kills homeless man on tracks

A 28-year-old Manteca homeless man died after being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks between Powers Avenue and the BMX course.

January 15, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Alleys before council again

Three aging and deteriorating downtown parking lots - along with three alley segments riddled with cracks and potholes - may at least finally have plans drawn up ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Looking for arts? Then drive out of Manteca

Every two years when Manteca City Council elections roll around the arts somehow become a cornerstone issue.

January 15, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


50 YEARS & STILL SELLING

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steve DeBrum versus Ben Cantu: The 2.0 version

Ben Cantu - after debating whether to make his fifth run for elective city office in Manteca a race for the council or for mayor - has ...

January 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The myth legal pot will rain $$ on government

If you really believe legalizing marijuana will reduce black market sales substantially the obvious question is "what have you been smoking?"

January 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neglecting real world for digital one

Is social media ruining America?

January 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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