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So who’ll join the race to replace Weatherford as Manteca’s mayor?

Manteca's Willie Weatherford Era comes to an end in two years and nine months.

February 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

More people, less snow can add up to California disaster

Clear skies are spelling trouble for California.

February 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Uncle Sam worries more about sports cheating than about Wall Street cheating

Perhaps if Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens were Wall Street bankers defrauding investors in such a manner that they sent the economy to the cusp of ruin they would not have had to spend money on lawyers.

February 08, 2012 | | Local Columns

Alex & Mary Costa: Valentine sweethearts in love 60 years later

It had been months since I last saw Alex and Mary Costa when I saw them walking hand-in-hand toward me in the parking lot of In-N-Out Burger late Monday afternoon. They were smiling like young kids totally involved in their conversation with each other.

February 07, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

These are bad times? Those who lived thru World War II would say we never had it so good

Gas is pushing $4 a gallon again.

February 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Obama essentially decrees that Catholics can’t be Catholics

I am not Catholic.

February 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Remembering Valentine’s Day back in elementary school

I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.

February 04, 2012 | By Mick Founts, Ed.D. SJC Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns

If new agency can’t walk on water it’ll walk over us

Fear can be a wonderful thing.

February 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is little birdie saying Emken lacks depth?

I don't Twitter.

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Rocky Mountain high: Regulating pot like alcohol not what it seems

Question: Should marijuana be treated the same as alcohol?

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

PJs in classroom? If it is OK for Google why not 12th graders?

Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos wears shorts, polo shirt, and spat-style shoes to Lathrop City Council meetings.

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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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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