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Poignant words left on voicemail on that fateful day

It was a well organized reflection in time that briefly memorialized several of those lost in planes and the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 when John Freeman of Ripon staged what appeared to be a scripted but yet candid recollection at a morning service club meeting Friday.

September 11, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

A few things to consider before voting on Prop. 34

Your son and his 16-year-old best friend are celebrating the fact he just got his driver's license.

September 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Prefer lower taxes? Then you ought to be in (movie) pictures

The real rich - the ones lining the pockets of politicians with campaign donations - are definitely treated different than you and I up in Sacramento.

September 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Parents gone wild: Potty training kids at restaurant table

Potty training your twins in the middle of a packed restaurant?

September 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ins & outs of outstanding customer service


September 08, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Code enforcement: Spitting into the wind Manteca-style

Spitting on public sidewalks in many cities such as in Daytona Beach is illegal.

September 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Common sense & code enforcement? Here’s your sign

Make your way down Industrial Park Drive and you may find one of the most egregious examples of illegal sign placement in Manteca.

September 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Get money for schools today & short change the future of students

You show up for work for a month without an absence.

September 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Getting paying customers to do the dirty work

Walter Reuther - a labor leader if there ever was one - was once given a tour of a modernized Ford assembly plant.

September 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Democrats honor labor with exception of farm workers

Honor labor.

September 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Blue moon rising over dairy will soon be just a nostalgic memory

Driving home Thursday evening in rural south Manteca, I was struck by the sight of black foliage atop a pair of tall dead trees in the middle of a field. I noticed the leaves moving, darting to and fro which I found puzzling. As it turned out, they were not leaves at all. They were little black birds looking for a crepuscular place to roost for the night. At least, that's what I thought they were doing.

September 02, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

The high cost of building temples at Texas schools

There's high school football and then there is Texas high school football.

September 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Gillette likes the fact I’m a living Chia Pet

AskMen did a survey of 4,600 American males earlier this month.

August 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A marquee firm? Give me Simplot any day over Facebook or Apple

Facebook, Apple and the likes of Intel and Oracle are firms that many of us fawn over.

August 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Take our water and give us your garbage

Give us your garbage, your hardcore felons, and your air pollution.

August 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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