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The deals: Great Wolf vs. Amazon

The deal of the century - at least from the perspective of the City of Manteca at this point in time - is in what apparently are the final stages of negotiations.

January 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon cuts water use in December by 15 percent

Wet weather has pelted the area with more rain in the forecast.

January 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Truck traffic prompts rehab of Harlan Road

Travelers along Harlan Road over the course of the next two months might be subjected to delays as the city works to repair the extensive damage that has been done to the frontage road from heavy truck traffic.

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month

The big decision about whether Manteca Unified will go ahead with all-weather tracks and a new Bermuda-hybrid style grass playing surface at each of its high schools will have to wait until next month.

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


A HERO FOR THE AGES

He always said was just a farm boy from Kansas.

January 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let there be light

Is downtown too dark when it comes to public parking lots after the sun goes down?

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns


Gentlemen: We need more of them today

The world needs more gentlemen.

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns


‘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 of Manteca's city limits connecting future southeast Manteca development with the future interchange at the 120 Bypass and McKinley Avenue.

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 the second they stepped out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to let the world know about the President's tendency to use coarse and vulgar language behind closed doors that biographers politely called colorful language.

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


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Teacher hunt: MUSD stays ahead of rest

Manteca Unified has many solid teachers including a healthy number of "home grown" educators.

April 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Higher ed tries to turn students into dodo birds

Higher education at one time exposed you to new ideas and challenges, encouraged you to take risks, step out of your comfort zone, and equipped ...

April 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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