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The price of freedom: 6,000 white crosses

Twenty-two years ago this weekend Charles Palmer was looking forward to wearing the Buffalo Green gown and mortar with pride as part of the Manteca High Class of 1989.

May 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hanging out with a better class of people

For the majority of presentations I conduct, I administer an on-line anonymous survey to get a better feel for what's going on inside the organization. Question number one is, "On a typical day, how would you rate your attitude?"

May 29, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Need a smoke? Then just take a spray or two

Philip Morris is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to product development.

May 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The wolf at the door & the future of Manteca’s fire services

Manteca - at least for the past 30 years if not longer - has always under spent surrounding jurisdictions and similar-sized cities when it comes to what residents pay per capita for fire services.

May 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jerry Springer: The ring master of ‘reality’ TV

I am at a loss to understand why any person in their right mind - gee, that thing might be a clue - would ever agree to go on the Jerry Springer Show and similar boob tube genre.

May 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put high speed rail back on the state ballot

Make no doubt about it. High speed rail is sexy.

May 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steal cars galore & get out of jail free as a bird ruling

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

May 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s really fight crime & create legalized drug dens

I'm all for legalizing drugs - with just a couple of conditions.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For those of us left behind

If you're reading this, you didn't make the cut.

May 22, 2011 | FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Budge Brown: The farmer who wed Manteca with waterslides

Robert "Budge" Brown didn't simply leave his mark on Manteca.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fantasy of perfection

I am a perfect-o-holic.

May 22, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Manteca plays cards that it was dealt by Sacramento

"There just isn't any money." - Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firefighters still do the job despite layoff notices

Three of those 15 full-time Manteca firefighters rushing to battle a house fire in north Manteca Wednesday had been given layoff notices just hours before. It didn't make a difference to them knowing they had a job to do and they did it while off duty and responding from home.

May 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The big lie: $80 a year will save our schools

It is perhaps the most dishonest line in the entire California budget debate: It will only cost a typical family $80 a year to keep tax extensions in place to save the schools, public safety, parks, and anything else you might happen to care about that Sacramento touches.

May 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Class of 2011: Here is a bit of unsolicited advice

It's pomp and circumstance time again.

May 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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BOND WORK STARTS

Now that work crews have started ground work on the first project in the initial wave of Measure G bond projects, the Manteca Unified School ...

January 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ master plan before planners

The next step in moving forward Manteca's much ballyhooed 210.7-acre family entertainment zone anchored by a 500-room resort with an indoor waterpark as ...

January 25, 2016 | | Local Columns


Buff cheerleaders performing at Pro Bowl

The National Football League's Pro Bowl on Sunday is something Manteca High fans can cheer about.

January 25, 2016 | | Local Columns


Five shots fired into occupied dwelling

Five gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a dark colored sedan in the 400 block of East Woodward Avenue at about 7:45 ...

January 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Uber doesn’t care about labor, environment, or rights of others

The Young Turks in the Silicon Valley like to brag about creating "disruptive innovation."

January 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trade homeless encampments in Stockton for mini-storage units

Solving the homeless problem is a bigger challenge than inventing a perpetual motion machine.

January 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to elect our president as if it were 21st century

It is absurd how we elect the President of the United States.

January 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code enforcement Del Webb style: Is it what city needs?

Del Webb gets it.

January 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Semi’ gated community

Shadowbrook - the largest new neighborhood ever to be built east of Highway 99 - will have a neighborhood park that everyone in Manteca can access.

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developer fees help expand MHS campus

New home buyers in 2014-15 helped the Manteca Unified School District purchase a small parcel at 419 Moffat Boulevard for the future expansion of the ...

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon reduces water use 32% in December

The water conservation efforts for the City of Ripon experienced a slight dip from the previous month.

January 20, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Candidate wants career helping others

Michelle Pappas wants to work as a psychologist helping young adults.

January 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Be careful what you pray for when it comes to rain

Been enjoying the pitter patter of rain drops on your roof?

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High grad earns promotion to sergeant

Tim Kahl, formerly of Ripon, was promoted to the rank of sergeant recently with the Chula Vista Police Department in Southern California located near San ...

January 19, 2016 | | Local Columns


The Delta Smelt more important than SJ Valley

The devastating California drought officially ended Friday for a handful of federal bureaucrats and the Delta Smelt.

January 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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