Want to see the future of the Delta? Take Highway 99 to the Standiford Avenue exit in Modesto. Turn right onto Sisk Road and then into the parking lot of the shopping center on the left. Then get out of your car and walk south for a few dozen yards. You will soon come across a river flowing water at an average of 2,213 cubic feet per second. That compares to the San Joaquin River ...
Life is taken best in a bunch of small steps. You understand that when you're perched 9,900 feet up gingerly stepping across loose granite boulders on a razor thin spine with a drop-off on one side of 5,000 feet with another 2,000-foot or so drop on the other side. I'd been focused on hiking to Cloud's Rest in the Yosemite high country for close to six months. I had even arranged to take my 15-year-old ...
Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.
(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in May of 1999.)
(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.)
(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in June of 2003.)
(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column originally ran in June of 2010.)
In a letter to the Manteca Bulletin last week, he expressed his opinion that Moffat Boulevard should be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. His rationale was the city has transformed Moffat from an ugly, rundown corridor with almost $12 million in improvements including the transit station, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, Tidewater Bikeway, Spreckels Park MBX course, the Industrial Park Drive extension, and repaving the roadway. The city also aggressively cleaned up depilated buildings and chased ...
The biggest embarrassment of the Manteca park system is also a monument to political expediency and prejudice.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." - Mathew 11:28
Higher Education 101: Follow the money. It's a course you need to take to understand why college education costs keep escalating. There are two major components. There is the education establishment that has no overriding need or desire to pursue innovations in how they do business to reduce expenses. Then there are the students who, for the most part, are pursuing a degree in order to make more money and those who bluntly have no ...
The fate of Union Ranch School is in limbo. It is a victim – just one of many – of the mortgage meltdown and foreclosure tsunami whose life-changing path of fiscal devastation continues to ripple today.
Sunset tonight is 8:31 p.m. If this is your collection day for City of Manteca refuse service then your Toters legally can't be placed curbside until then. And once they're emptied you are required to take them off the street and put them away from public view during the same day the collection takes place. Bruce Lownsbery is well aware of this requirement. That's because he was paid a visit by the Manteca Toter cops ...
Jerry Brown was governor in 1978. He - along with the Democrat-controlled legislature - were adamant opponents of Proposition 13 to reform how property was assessed for taxation. In high growth areas such as San Jose, people were being forced out of their homes. Those homes' assessed value was based on comparable selling prices within roughly a two block area. If someone sold a house for an amount 10 times above what it was last ...
Spending much time with our six grandchildren is difficult because of where they are all located on the map – from Texas to San Diego and south of San Jose.
"Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more." - from Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon"
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Remember the good old days?
Before I met Robbie - a lanky, shy sixth grader who attended Sequoia School - I did things like raise money for the Boys & Girls Club because I thought it made sense. It was the right thing to do. It made me feel good. That type of thing.
Last year when I made my annual pilgrimage to my mom's house to watch the New Year's college bowl festival at her neighbor's house, I told her that for the first time in recent memory I was not counting down the days until the calendar could be turned to start a new year because I was anxious to shed myself of the last one. I told her that for once, things had not been too bad and life was all right.
Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.
Get ready for PG&E rate hike Armageddon.
Clean air, or perhaps more precisely, environmental perfection is the killer of blue collar head-of-household jobs in the San Joaquin Valley.