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Election may be decided before Nov. 6

The presidential debates start October 3 and extend to October 22. But who wins or scores in the debates will have no influence on tens of thousands of Americans who will have already cast their votes for president and are not permitted to change their minds.

October 07, 2012 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns

Well-meaning hospital visits can be stressful to patient

Those sound like cruel words at first blush. But Grace will be the first to tell you that's a wise piece of advice. She knows what she's talking about.

October 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Highway robbery: Blame partners in crime in Sacramento

Pull into a gas station these days and you get the feeling you're being mugged.

October 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Seventh trip to a doctor in just over 50 years

It had been eight years.

October 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obama won.

October 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

SF may finally follow Manteca’s lead on social issue

You do not have to worry about naked people over the age of 10 gathering at Library Park without police taking action.

October 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Common sense scores two wins up in Sacramento

Big Valley Christian High in Modesto wanted to build a press box for its football field.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Brown proves he is a governor, not just a political hack

You may not like Jerry Brown's politics at times but he has proven once again he's not a political hack.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Once upon a time when princess phones were extravagant

Ma Bell is probably having a good laugh right about now.

October 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

FEZ is promising but pitfalls exist with competition

The next big thing is already here - families traveling to youth sports events.

September 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Much ado about nothing in Lathrop council campaign?

LATHROP – Its election season in Lathrop again.

September 28, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Despite Greek chorus Manteca has never flirted with bankruptcy

Manteca has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy three to four times in the past 40 years.

September 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Parking spaces are not the problem for downtown Manteca

Common sense is dead.

September 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Slam Stockton on subjective quality of life lists but don’t poke fun at its bankruptcy

Geez, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

September 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.

August 30, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Rule changes keep $500K in flood insurance savings in place

Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop is using 20% less water

Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...

August 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Kaepernick is right about injustice

"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

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