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Megan’s Law style website for potentially dangerous dogs

There were almost 4.5 million dog bites in the United States during 2012.

November 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Be very, very frightened if I ever again play a Sousaphone

Daniel Baughman was a saint.

November 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs big splash with water tank color & graphic design

Sacramento has Sleep Train Arena.

November 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom, the impromptu hunchback

Halloween wasn't really my thing as a kid.

October 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to cut to the chase: We need to tax Halloween candy

San Francisco is the latest city to contemplate sin taxes on soda.

October 30, 2013 | | Local Columns


The new world ruled by social media zombies

We have come a long way since Flight 90.

October 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AK-47 era: Play time is no longer cops & robbers

•Seventy law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty during 2012 in the United States. Forty-nine of them were gunned down.

October 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Psst. Want some street grade Oreos?

The latest abuse of rats comes from Connecticut College.

October 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Insurance isn’t meant to be a lottery ticket

Why are insurance rates so high?

October 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firms believe it is better to take from Manteca than to give

Giving isn't a two-way street for some corporations.

October 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To wear a tie or not wear a tie: That is the question

Barack Obama is no Richard Nixon.

October 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stupid streaking stunt leads to horrific tragedy

We were bicycling over Daggett Pass when a semi-truck passed us.

October 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A sure thing set aside to go after Great Wolf deal

How Great Wolf Resorts came knocking on Manteca's door three years ago is the result of what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford might describe as a blown opportunity.

October 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The story of ‘The Good Capitalist’

Toni Raymus isn't a writer by trade.

October 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does growth or existing Manteca residents ‘pay their own way’?

Here's a shocker. Unless you own a home that has an assessed taxable value of $825,000 you aren't paying enough property taxes to cover the City of Manteca's cost of extending day-to-day services ranging from police and fire protection to parks and street maintenance for a household of three people.

October 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Nature’s drought is over but not the ‘real’ drought

Take a drive out to Stewart Road.

April 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shed your tears for Mary Phillips & Stacy Errickson

I do not cry for Jack Jones. Nor do I shed a tear for Marcel Williams.

April 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California's green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is - the biggest rip-off of ...

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon seeks volunteers for projects

Ripon is looking for people who love their community and are willing to spend three hours with neighbors this Saturday morning working to make it ...

April 24, 2017 | | Local Columns


Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn -a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Predawn crash on 99 in Ripon kills 20-year-old

A 20-year-old Tracy man was killed in the predawn hours Saturday at 4:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near the Main Street overpass ...

April 24, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


VIETNAM WAR MURAL

Manteca is dedicating its 30th mural - a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War - on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at ...

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


43 townhouses for Manteca

Manteca's first townhouse project designed to create owner occupied units is being proposed on 2.10 acres between Grant and Lincoln avenues and north ...

April 24, 2017 | Doreen Wynn | Local Columns


Mathis & Huerta help save the Delta farm

Delta College trustees Cathy Mathis of Manteca and Carlos Huerta of Stockton have saved the farm - the Delta College Farm that is.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Police make arrest in robbery at massage parlor

A lone gunman held up a massage parlor on North Main Street at Lancaster Drive shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday making off with an ...

April 22, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Where will elementary classroom capacity go?

The first step Manteca Unified will make in addressing a tidal wave of enrollment growth in the coming years is to determine options that maximize ...

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cajun Spot brings New Orleans taste to Manteca

When Linh Ma moved to New Orleans to experience the culture, she had no idea that she would fall in love with the food that ...

April 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


TOWERING RESTAURANT

Ripon's newest restaurant shouldn't have any water pressure problems - or pose a problem for patrons trying to find it.

April 22, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca traffic drives general plan talk

Of the seven mandatory elements that will make up Manteca's General Plan, those who came out to the third visioning workshop Thursday night at ...

April 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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