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Inland California’s woes The Neil Diamond factor

The concert that cost taxpayers $1 million to book Neil Diamond to christen the Stockton Arena back in 2006 has been used as a punch line in numerous stories chronicling the city's bankruptcy.

August 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SJ Valley keeps getting the short end of the stick

What did the San Joaquin Valley do wrong?

August 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $300K question: Why do some deer get killed crossing California freeways?

Why are deer getting killed by a car crossing the freeway?

July 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does it hurt giving platelets? A lot less than it does to have cancer

I have never met Joseph Greenwood.

July 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Those in power seek to punish political speech they don’t like

Political correctness is getting a bit dangerous.

July 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The economy: Most of us still have it pretty darn good

Experts say the recession ended nearly three years ago.

July 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Brown Bore is too expensive plus too disruptive to Delta ecology

There is a much less expensive alternative to the Brown Bore - the twin tunnels that the governor wants to drill to allow Sacramento River water for Los Angeles and corporate farmers to bypass the Delta.

July 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The reason you pay more taxes than GE

Let me tell you how it will be

July 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council’s respect for state constitution has cost city $10M

Does the Manteca City Council ignore the California Constitution?

July 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning Delta into the next victim of LA’s insatiable thirst

Want to see the future?

July 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area tax on miles traveled will place burden on northern SJ Valley

Beware of unintended consequences.

July 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three reasons not to vote for state tax hike this November

Manteca's police and firefighters - just like many other municipal and private sector workers - have gone without a pay raise for three to four years. And in many cases, people have had their pay cut over the past three to four years either through a reduction in what they earned per hour or having hours cut back. Even those paid via set salaries have had their compensation slashed while being expected to work more.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sam: Effective advocate for Ripon business community

RIPON - It's easy to write about someone in business who is always there for you when you call, or go by their office in need of help or direction.

July 20, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Delta protection: A modern day Trojan horse?

They just don't get it.

July 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca sets up big guys to compete with little guys such as Mike & Jeff

Mike Morwit is a nice enough guy.

July 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Lathrop targets illegal fireworks

Those who use illegal fireworks in Lathrop will no longer have the advantage when it comes to ducking citations from police and fire personnel that ...

April 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


ANSWERING THE CALL

It was a spirited First Responders' Day Saturday in Ripon with a crowd of some 300 community members gathering at the Ripon Consolidated Fire Station ...

April 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


29 SEEK 15 POSITIONS

A record 29 people want to play a role in helping shape Manteca's blueprint for growth through 2040 when the city is projected to ...

April 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


108 Sycamore & what ails downtown

Want to know what is stopping Manteca from getting the downtown everyone says they want?

April 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


At age 61: I’m gonna live until I die

I'm gonna live till I die! I'm gonna laugh 'stead of cry,

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commitment to exodus? Sounds about right

A few months ago, I wrote an antagonistic column calling on fans of the Oakland Raiders to do one simple thing if their beloved franchise ...

March 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


They all live in big boxes behind walls & they all look the same

Little boxes on the hillside,

March 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sanctuary cities & illegals

Does anyone really want California to be a sanctuary state for illegals?

March 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steal checks from grandma & receive get out of jail card

Who said crime doesn't pay?

March 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


One drink could cost teen driver 10 years

Superior Court Judge Richard Vlavianos laid down the law to Ripon High's junior and seniors.

March 27, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon council meets to work out details for spring collection

The Ripon City Council has called for a special meeting on Tuesday, in part, to hammer out details on the residential large item pick-up program.

March 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Blockbuster success: Four classes a term in high schools

Minutes add up under block scheduling.

March 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GOLDEN BEAR GROWS PHYSICALLY

When Bobby Ismail was an athlete at Downey High School he spent his fair share of time at a physical therapy clinic near the Modesto ...

March 27, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


GOAL: ID TRUCK ROUTES

Manteca wants to keep on trucking when it comes to landing distribution centers.

March 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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