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Should I call my car Betsy?

The 1924 Ford Model "T" has finally gotten revenge.

February 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City workers kill thousands of gophers

If Manteca ever needs a city mascot may I suggest the gophers?

February 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making highway rest stops safer & pay their own way along I-5

Twenty-eight miles south of Lathrop where vehicle speeds start pushing into the 80s and the CHP picks off the low hanging fruit of clueless folks who jet past those who are already topping the speed limit by 10 mph sits the West Wesley Rest Area.

February 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 was passed by the state legislature.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick to them to obtain amenities.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services - police, firefighters, street maintenance and such - and don't want to pay more taxes then you'd best root for the City of Manteca and Great Wolf Resorts to strike a final deal.

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . . ..

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colony Oak update before board tonight

The Ripon Unified school board tonight will receive an update on the Colony Oak Elementary Modernization Project.

February 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop decides tonight on how to spend $6,724

The City of Lathrop has $6,724 to give away.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes

Manteca is pushing its city limits further south to Sedan Avenue.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1 MILLION SERVICE CLUB

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair is more than just the festival that the City of Manteca is known for every October.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


EU DROP-OFF ZONE BIG CONCERN

East Union High's athletic facilities and the general campus layout get high marks.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees

Fear of a levee collapse during a major Northern California earthquake from a yet-to-be-found fault in the Delta is hawked as the moral high ground for tunneling under the key ecosystem on the Pacific Flyway so not a drop of water Los Angeles has commandeered from the Sacramento River watershed is lost in a conjecture of catastrophic proportions.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Wake up and smell the Prop. 65 warning

I admit. I was among the 63 percent of California voters in 1986 who supported Proposition 65 - the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

April 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A promise I failed to keep for Mom

It is one of the few times in my life I have ever felt guilty for letting someone down.

April 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Land of Oz & downtown Manteca

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to approach downtown Manteca a bit differently.

April 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High transformation may take 5 years

Manteca High's modernization and expansion to ultimately educate 2,200 students will likely take more than five years to complete once construction starts.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon? Volunteer this Saturday

If you want to give Ripon a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ANONYMOUS NO MORE

They are anonymous no more.

April 16, 2018 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


FIRE DESTROYS APARTMENTS

The four-alarm fire Sunday morning that destroyed a third of the 164 apartment units being built at Atherton Drive and Van Ryn Avenue is expected ...

April 16, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why not have an open house at police station?

What is more secure: A 24-hour gas station near the foot of the Grapevine in the middle of nowhere on Interstate 5 or the Manteca ...

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking a whip to Caltrans in governor’s race

John Cox wants to be governor.

April 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Easing the impacts of homeless

So how goes Manteca's efforts with the homeless?

April 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commerce, culture & cuisine capitol

The last column I wrote in this space had to do with planning for an upcoming trip to New York.

April 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA supports turning Delta into Owens Lake 2.0

Los Angeles water pirates like referring to the myopic Twin Tunnels as the Delta Water Fix.

April 11, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brand new stove that’s 10 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

April 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colony Oak utility work is completed

The underground utilities for Phase 1 of the Colony Oak Elementary School Reconstruction Project have been completed.

April 09, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Delta College taxpayers saving $20M

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College will save taxpayers more than $20 million by paying off the college's last installment of Measure L bond money ...

April 09, 2018 | | Local Columns


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