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Will Sierra grad stay alive tonight on ‘The Voice’?

It started with her sharing a bench with clown-mask clad dancers as smoke rolled over the stage.

April 03, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Buy more than you can afford? Uncle Sam will cover the tab

Your word should be good.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Of pink slime, lower food costs & longevity

Get ready for higher beef prices and enjoying more fat in your diet if you eat hamburger.

April 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Tired? Yes, when it comes to giving away our future

I write best when I am tired. I am really tired tonight. This should have been a heck of a good column…but it isn't. I don't have much to write about. I am tired beyond creativity. Do you ever get that way? Tonight I am at that tiredness that pulls your heart into your stomach and makes you sick to your soul. I am so tired of what is happening to our children…and to our teachers…and to our schools…

March 31, 2012 | By MICK FOUNTS San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns

Turning 56 is a great feeling to be able to enjoy

How does it feel to be older?

March 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Laurence Turner and Jessica Munoz glided across the stage of the Dorothy Mulvihill Theater with the ease and the carefree comfort of seasoned Broadway veterans.

March 30, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Phil Waterford: Doing what he can to write the history of good

The good. The bad. And the ugly.

March 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Give young people a sign of hope by encouraging more human sign jobs

It's tough out there.

March 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

La Estrella, Starbucks & McDonald’s: Manteca’s leading economic indicators

Forget the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ.

March 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The biggest joke in Manteca might just be enforcing the sign ordinance

With all due respect, what is the point of modifying the Manteca municipal sign ordinance when it comes to temporary signs, A-frame signs, flag banner signs, and human signs?

March 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bum, bum bumble bee

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me" – Jeremiah 29:13

March 24, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns

The trigger for an economic boom: Lower power via SSJID

A plentiful and stable water supply was responsible for a real and sustained economic boom 100 years ago in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon.

March 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

When will council decide it is worth saving Mantecans $480,000 a year?

City of Manteca staff needs to listen to Councilman Vince Hernandez when it comes to alternative energy.

March 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tim Kemptner stepped up to the free throw line, eyed the basket, and dribbled the ball.

March 22, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

It’s time for state university leaders to take Reality 101

Want to get all warm and fuzzy about the prospect of voting for a half cent sales tax to support California education?

March 21, 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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