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Ken Hafer & his true blue love affair with Manteca history

Ken Hafer is the Dean of Manteca History.

July 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I have not loved the world, nor the world me’

Virginia Garrett - my high school English teacher who also happened to live across the alley when I was growing up - stopped me one day on the street.

July 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Willis Carrier’s hot idea: Has it cheated us of enjoying the heat of summer?

Old Man Sol has the Northern San Joaquin Valley in a Half Nelson.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should non-citizens with gang tattoos be allowed entry into United States?

Do you believe the wearing of a gang tattoo is an indication one might be a gang member?

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paying it forward: Small gestures lead to big things in life

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

July 11, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The tower: Is it visual pollution or equivalent of background noise?

Visual pollution is a buzz word that is growing in use.

July 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t afford to pay day-to-day bills? Splurge on bullet train

Spend a few hours or so each week day over the course of a month at San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose airports.

July 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cable cars as well as hypocrisy climb halfway to the stars in San Francisco

"Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man." - John Muir

July 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Young high tech zombies walking around on streets

There are a minimum of three sign wavers dancing along the stretch of Yosemite Avenue sidewalk I use to jog home from In Shape.

July 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Intense spiritual, prayer experience in Medjugorie

Dear Friends, Greetings from Medjugorje, where the Virgin Mary (the Gospa, in Croatian) is reported to have been appearing daily since June 24, 1981. I arrived here overnight by bus on Thursday morning. Like my experience in Chenslohova (the central pilgrimage shrine of Poland, in Krakov (Poland's former capital), and Vienna (the very heart of Europe), this experience is an intense one of prayer and of visiting places of great spiritual power, of healing, and of new life through our Catholic Faith.

July 07, 2012 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Train Armageddon: Crossing Manteca will become a test of your patience

Frustrated by having to wait for a train at a track crossing in Manteca?

July 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Del Webb residents, city soon may have a towering problem

Get ready for what could become the first big issue of the November 2012 Manteca City Council election.

July 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Consider yourself blessed to be an American citizen

Take a close look at the flags you see flying today.

July 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Cussing no longer shocks me - or most of us for that matter

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for a meeting of minds in Manteca to combat gangs

Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford is right.

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan

Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dry levee decision

A proposed alignment for the controversial dry levee in southwest Manteca that is a critical element to meet the state mandate to provide 200-year flood ...

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMEGROWN CITY MANAGER

Manteca City Manager Elena Reyes recalls her first day in the City Council chambers.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Police arrest 2 for mail theft

Ripon Police - with information provided by two alert residents - arrested two women on suspicion of stealing mail.

August 15, 2016 | | Local Columns


Ripon High grad is now the top Indian

Keith Rangel has experienced his fair share of back-to-school first days at Ripon High.

August 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Boys & Girls Club reopens for school year

The Boys & Girls Club of Manteca-Lathrop opens today for the new school year after a week of annual clubhouse maintenance.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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