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A Christmas miracle: Mantecans helping Love I.N.C. play Santa

Stephen Parsons firmly believes nothing is impossible with God. That He is someone who miraculously turns desperation into something "unbelievable" and "phenomenal" to the "wow" degree especially at Christmas time.

December 15, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Time to wean house flippers off government loan assistance

In early 2007 the San Francisco Chronicle carried a front page story quoting a couple from The City frustrated with dropping home prices in Las Vegas.

December 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Retail power move paints bigger election target on SSJID board members

It is not in the individual interests of South San Joaquin Irrigation District board members for the district to enter the retail power business.

December 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Occupy participants looking more like brats than protestors

It's getting tougher to figure out who is more clueless: Obscenely compensated CEOs of publicly traded companies or the Occupy Movement.

December 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Legislative hopefuls should say whether they favor allowing high speed rail revote

Democrats and Republicans finally agree on something in California: Kill high speed rail.

December 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Eminent domain card holds no moral advantage for PG&E

The moment of truth is about to arrive.

December 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

City employees step up to help fellow workers

Brotherly love – it's the best.

December 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Rewarding criminals with privileges of US citizenship

Francisco Cortez Lopez is receiving dialysis.

December 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Smart phones make a lot of folks dumb in public settings

Alec Baldwin got kicked off an American Airlines flight.

December 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Brown’s middle-of the-road proposal to raise more green

Jerry Brown may have come up with a boat that may float.

December 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

California’s real growth industry is in SJ Valley

California's future can be found around the Rodney Dangerfield cities of the San Joaquin Valley of Bakersfield, Fresno, Tulare, Modesto, and Stockton plus everywhere in between.

December 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Americans cheer on many members of the vilified 1%

The highest paid state "employee" in California isn't Jerry Brown.

December 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Dora Mortensen loved helping her community

Dora Andersen Mortensen left her mark on Manteca during her 93 years in the community. She was born in the 400 block of West Yosemite in 1918.

December 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Lawmakers drive away with tax loot

Get ready for Taxpayer Car Abuse II.

December 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ronald McDonald proves a clown is smarter than SF political ruling class

Here's today's riddle: Who is smarter - the world famous corporate clown Ronald McDonald or the San Francisco Board of Supervisors?

December 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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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

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

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