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Weighty debate: Is being heavy a sure sign of an early demise?

Can we stop being fixated with Gov. Chris Christie's weight?

February 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area more restrictive than Manteca in public forum free speech

Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep Manson disciple behind bars for his part in two murders

If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judge blocks IRS from helping H&R Block squish the competition

There is nothing more dreadful than the IRS in terms of confusing heavy-handedness.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A penny for your thoughts costs 2.41 cents

The odds are you are swimming in pennies.

February 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strangers lend a helping hand for strangers

A scruffy-looking man and woman were asking for help with a cardboard sign Saturday afternoon at Yosemite and Commerce avenues.

February 04, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Clambake part of 30-year Super Bowl party tradition

There are Super Bowl parties.

February 02, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cursive writing going the way of the slide rule?

Here's a shocker.

February 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49er DIEHARDS

You say you got spirit … that the team colors course through your veins?

February 01, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


CBS gets special treatment from city while Manteca firms get the shaft

The rich and powerful.

January 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The rich lecture us, want to tax us & then pocket every last dime they earn

There's a lot that Al Gore says that makes sense.

January 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put downtown on equal traffic footing with the rest of Manteca

Downtown, who needs it?

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun control & the tale of two senators from Nevada & Calif.

Dianne Feinstein called it right.

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S ‘RIPON’ FIRST

Ripon loves its high school sports teams.

January 28, 2013 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


Texting: Modern babbling but its done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

January 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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All I Want For Christmas Is “A Few Kind Words And A Place To Lay My Weary Head”

When I was younger I used to ask my father what it is he wanted for Christmas, and his answer was always simple:

December 02, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Acosta family picks up Marty’s Christmas Trees long tradition

Marty's Christmas Trees is back.

November 29, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Lathrop approves plan to build 6,800 homes

LATHROP - Big changes are on the horizon for the City of Lathrop.

November 29, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca tree lighting set for Thursday

Manteca's traditional lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday kicks off an evening of holiday fun at the Civic Center.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HAS MAIL

Manteca's Post Office on Maple Avenue was built 77 years ago.

November 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


de Graaf leads in race for council seats

According to the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, Daniel de Graaf, Leo Zuber and Jake Parks continue as the leaders for three seats on ...

November 29, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


3-mile pursuit called off for safety of the public

A three-mile-long police pursuit was called off about 10:30 Monday morning as it was going over the Highway 120 Bypass when the red Dodge ...

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Detectives investigating drowning in home swimming pool

Manteca police detectives are investigating the 1 p.m. Monday drowning of a 54-year-old woman in a backyard swimming pool while family members were away.

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Chamber, Hospice of San Joaquin join forces for tree lighting

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce shared its annual Christmas tree lighting event with San Joaquin Hospice at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Veteran ...

November 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Take it from the lopsided kid — I’m definitely not athletic

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Joaquin County’s most flood prone area

Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Beck’s Holiday Specialties back for 17th year

Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season.

November 28, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Christmas in the Park to feature ice skating rink

Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.

November 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon replacing garbage trucks lost to fire damage

A few months ago, the City of Ripon lost a pair of garbage trucks to fire damage.

November 28, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Doctors Hospital volunteers in search of new recruits

The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are working overtime to recruit new members to their 50-strong group that assists hospital staffers in non-critical duties ...

November 28, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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