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Teens show how indomitable spirit conquers all

Siblings Weley and Wendy Lin did not speak a word of English when they started school in first grade. Mandarin was the only language they knew. Their parents did not understand English either, so the young girls didn't have the luxury of receiving any help at home with their homework.

April 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Call it the ‘close- a-school-&-make- Ripon-Unified- even-better’ plan

It's not every day parents – even if they are educators – suggest to a school board they should close a school especially when all are performing more than decently on state test scores.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Now if only my IQ could match the phone I use

My IQ just dropped.

April 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Healthcare cost battle: Switching sticks for carrots

Get ready for the real healthcare crisis.

April 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sheriffs vowing to ignore the law is a scary trend

The next time someone takes an oath of office they might want to read the first 15 words in the constitution they're swearing to uphold.

April 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom never tried to cash in her chips for anything

"Dancing With the Stars" has lost one its biggest fans. Late last month at the age of 96 my mother passed away.

April 05, 2013 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


High speed rail folks sue me & you & a dog named Boo

The $68 billion train wreck in the making – California High Speed Rail – continues rumbling down the tracks with all of the subtlety of General Sherman's march to the sea.

April 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


So what is it? Jobs, jobs, jobs or houses, houses, houses?

There's an election for mayor coming up in less than two years.

April 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton attains real world All America City status

Stockton is a two-time All America City recipient.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brother, can you spare a dollar store?

There was a time when there was a gas station on every corner.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting ready for egg-citing time today

Miniature chocolates mixed with taffy collect in piles on table tops, waiting to be stuffed into eggs.

March 30, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


To those who are 20: Life gets better, a lot better

There's only one gift I want as I turn 57.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the Wii bowling urinal challenge

Enough is enough.

March 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thigh busting challenge: Conquering ‘The Wall’

You got this. You got this. ... C'mon, man, you got this.

March 28, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca-Lathrop’s next economic boom is coming down the tracks

They've been working on the railroad – and for good reason.

March 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

James Waterman keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...

January 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon moving to outlaw growing pot outdoors

California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

January 09, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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