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No yolk. Uncle Sam may require $11.2B chicken cage investment

QUESTION: If a chicken rancher has 50,000 chickens and he has to pay $40 a hen for new roomier cages to meet a state mandate how much of the cost are consumers going to absorb?

August 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother nature’s secret plan to kill us: Cow moo-thane

Got gas?

August 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The disconnect between student debt & Zombie food picks

John Carney is a 31-year-old pursuing a master's degree in fine arts at the University of Maine.

August 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Give up all hope ye who enter?

"Manteca today finds itself in a position which is hardly unique in California. Population is exploding, while the Downtown remains worn out and outmoded, without the qualities which will maintain it as the prime shopping center of the community."

August 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S DEADMAN’S CURVE

Drive eastbound on the 120 Bypass long enough and you know the drill: Grip the steering wheel, get ready to hit the brakes, and fear for your life.

August 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flap over flags: Manteca says flags are still in good shape

No red flags here.

August 14, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


RoosterJuice crows about improvements

Manteca's cozy lounge bar was locked up and put behind bars on Monday.

August 13, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Thomas the Tank Engine versus Slick the Runaway High Speed Train

Thomas the Tank Engine was sad.

August 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A one, and a two: Who was Lawrence Welk?

Talk about bursting my (champagne) bubble.

August 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In search of Brian’s loving family

On this heavily-traveled stretch of rural road, amid thorny bushes, broken glass and snake holes, lays a memorial for Brian Niederbrach.

August 10, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


People’s Republic of Richmond goes from soda taxes to property seizure

I am underwater.

August 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Comrades, are you going to next Manteca council meeting?

Question: What do the now defunct Soviet Politburo and the Manteca City Council have in common?

August 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lies, damn lies, and the Twin Tunnels

The Twin Tunnels propaganda is a classic case of double talk.

August 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


These moms are happy to have their kids back in school

Welcome back, kids.

August 08, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


City dedicates new ‘community meeting hall’

"The city isn't dedicating a transit station; they're dedicating a community meeting hall."

August 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Ripon project clears way for restaurant & more stores

Work is underway installing water and sewer lines on five acres at the northeast corner of Ripon at River Road and North Ripon Road where ...

April 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


A CENTURY AGO

Manteca biggest growth spurt wasn't in 1985 when 1,400 new homes brought by a tidal wave of Bay Area Transplants prompted the establishment ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOLAR IS HOT TREND

In the coming months Manteca will reach a milestone no one would have thought possible less than a decade ago - the 1,800th home in ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Russia with fear: Adventures in a SF Lyft

"Should we walk to dinner, or should we take a cab?"

April 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Anyone for a March 17, 2020 primary vote?

Trying to get the elected leaders in the small states that hold sway other the Electoral College to abandon it is the textbook definition of ...

April 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ticking time bomb driving cost of government

California's minimum wage has some significant collateral damage that advocates failed to factor.

April 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘That’s what the police officer keeps asking’

As I was jogging down Cowell Avenue to cross Moffat Boulevard to reach the Tidewater to head south toward Sedan Avenue Monday at noon, a ...

April 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maybe call it the ‘Homeless Highway’

It may go down as the biggest unintended consequences in Manteca history.

April 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hit the Streets for Hunger run, walk April 30

A fundraising walk and run along the banks of the San Joaquin River on Sunday, April 30, will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.

April 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MUSD rolling out Delta classes at high schools

Manteca Unified high school students starting next fall will be able to take Delta College classes after school at Weston Ranch High and Sierra High.

April 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vick ended up steering Manteca football

Walker Vick didn't know quite what to expect when he came to Manteca in 1959 for his first teaching job at Manteca High School.

April 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


LATHROP HIGH SAYS GOOD-BYE

It was a solemn assembly in the Lathrop High School gym where a funeral was staged honoring the memory of those students "killed" in an ...

April 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA’S ‘CRACK’ EPIDEMIC

Manteca has a crack epidemic.

April 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca City Council getting ready to make $1 million mistake

There is no other way to say this.

April 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, we are the land of fruits & nuts

It's the same old slam.

April 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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