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Personal videos can enhance Manteca Police transparency

The gang-related stabbings that occurred in the parking lot outside of Big League Dreams after the Fourth of July aerial fireworks involved just a few individuals.

July 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Courts: We need reform, not just slice & dice

The economy is producing a bumper crop of lemons yet the government isn't making lemonade.

July 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Bike Hut: An oasis for cyclists

You never know what you'll find in the middle nowhere.

July 20, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Does new law elevate sexuality in our schools?

Was Aristotle gay? And what about speculation that Leonardo DiVinci was also gay?

July 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ultimate in distracted driving sins

A small but growing number of motorists seem unable to comprehend what an emergency vehicle - especially a fire engine - coming at them on a road with lights flashing and sirens wailing means.

July 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Stockton-Lodi Board of Supervisors redistricting plan

Out of touch pretty much describes the majority of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors when it comes to the South County.

July 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The power of intention

Being a news junkie, I'm glued to the cable networks. Wedged between the peccadilloes of badly behaving starlets and inappropriately tweeted photos, the anchor brings in two political panelists to discuss the upcoming election (Already? Really? Oy!) To feign "balance" he has a GOP strategist and his Democratic counterpart (as if there are only two sides to a story – but don't get me started). I don't remember the first question, and frankly, it doesn't matter; but what I do recall was once the argument commenced, it became animated without delay. Lots of energy and of course ...

July 17, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Giving ex-cons ‘protected class’ over law-abiding Californians

More than 40,000 prisoners are having their sentences reduced in California either due to a decree by the U.S. Supreme Court or as a cost saving move by the state legislature.

July 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The government cost of pursuing risky business

One's heart goes out to the families of the seven men missing from the fishing boat tragedy on July 3 in the Sea of Cortez.

July 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


12% tuition hike underscores need to rethink higher education system

It will now cost $5,742 a year in tuition to attend a California State University campus full-time.

July 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you want your kids to run wild, go to Chuck E. Cheese

If I'm ever in Monroeville in Pennsylvania, I intend to stop at McDain's Restaurant.

July 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Overkill from the environmental perfection folks

Environmental perfection will be the death of the Middle Class.

July 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What would Manteca be like today had Brown killed RDAs off 15 years ago?

They were not just the tallest structures in Manteca as they soared 15 stories above the ground.

July 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vernalis: The epicenter of farming & water wars

The future of agriculture can be found a few miles south of Manteca.

July 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Complain, complain, complain…

My, but we've become a grouchy lot, haven't we? Maybe it's climate change, or the economy; who knows? It could be the alignment of the stars for all I know, but we've got our cranky pants hitched on and we're wearing 'em a little too snug around our sensitive parts.

July 10, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


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Celebration for 6 Ripon centenarians

Six women now in their second century were lauded during a celebration at Bethany Homes.

August 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Police plan community meeting

Ripon Police want to learn about neighborhood issues as well as arm residents with information on how they can help combat crime.

August 08, 2016 | | Local Columns


Revving up for Project HERO opening

Duke Cooper revved up his supped up 1969 Camaro Friday in front of the Manteca Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign War Post 6311.

August 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Developers push Manteca closer to year round schools

The party is almost over.

August 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City is risking Manteca High student safety with Garfield

Garfield Avenue between Moffat Boulevard and Yosemite Avenue is a symbol of what ails Manteca.

August 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Handcuffing: It helps avoid deadly force

About 15 years ago I took a phone call from an angry citizen.

August 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca faces non-fulfilling growth ahead

The 3.9 percent growth cap doesn't matter any longer. With its rollover feature of unused sewer allocations builders - if they so desired and ...

August 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S NUMBER: 3.9%

Manteca set the trend when it comes to controlled growth in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2,852 homes built during past 8 years in Manteca

It took Escalon 164 years to reach its current population of 7,388.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Did Eggman violate federal donation law?

The Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Congresman Jeff Denham may be in hot water after a series of campaign contributions with an embattled Sacramento Congressman ...

August 01, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


No challengers so far for 3 SSJID seats

All three board members up for reelection for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board of Directors are seeking another term.

August 01, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


California Connection boasts 879 students

About four years ago, the Ripon Unified School District welcomed the California Connections Academy Virtual Charter School to its educational family.

August 01, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca grade for affordable housing: ‘D-‘

Classes start Thursday.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Truck stop flap: 1,100+ voters threaten to shoot themselves in foot

Perhaps the San Ramon-based political action committee known as California Future Fund should step up its campaign to make Lathrop safer and pressure the City ...

July 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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