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End county’s role as dumping ground for SF Bay Area

Michael and Jeannie LaForge are not NIMBYs as in not in my backyard.

May 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Keep water tower, get rid of Mayor Weatherford

I thought the Manteca water tower belonged to the people of Manteca and not Mayor Willie Weatherford. It stood there for 50 years and now all of a sudden it is in the way.

May 06, 2012 | | Local Columns

Frank Guinta: The definition of a real man

The true measure of a man is not on how much wealth he amasses.

May 04, 2012 | | Local Columns

Political expediency could cost Manteca taxpayers $207,000

Scorched earth politics.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pavao’s amazing run on ‘The Voice’ comes to an end

Lindsey Pavao's amazing run on NBC's "The Voice" came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night.

May 02, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Transit station: prelude to rebirth coming down the tracks to downtown?

What came first: The transit station or the train?

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is Manteca’s very own still in hunt to be ‘The Voice’?

Lindsey Pavao came full circle Monday night.

May 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Of water towers, Manteca icons & gigantic flags

Evelyn Burton has a point.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

No one should fight cancer alone

My wife and I suspected some slight regression in our 7-month-old son's development.

April 30, 2012 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns

Surefire way to counter rotten behavior: Be sweet

Be sweet.

April 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Entitlement 101: Cheat in honors class & sue school to stay in the class

A sophomore at Sequoia High in Redwood City in an English honors class is caught cheating and is kicked out of the class. His parents sue as it may hurt his chances of getting into an Ivy League school.

April 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Good songs make good prayers

I love listening to Mega 100 on the radio because they play all the old songs I used to sing, dance and listen to when I was younger and thought I was the coolest girl in town (and I really was you know). As a matter of fact, if you see me driving my car through town, you just might catch a glimpse of me bobbing my head up and down and side to side to a few of those Mega 100 hits. Yep, there's nothing like a good song to get your head bobbing and bring back good ...

April 27, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith columnist | Local Columns

Health care reform won’t address what ails us as Americans

You want real health care reform?

April 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop made sure there is a morning after housing debacle

What a difference four years make.

April 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The real story behind Manteca High School’s Pennebaker Softball Field

Manteca High School's softball field does not have any connection at all with the former Pennebaker Apartments in Manteca.

April 24, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

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Ripon, growth & the candidates

Ripon is a town with a population of slightly over 15,000.

October 17, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Living beyond our needs: When will we ever learn?

The houses that dropped the most in value - and took the longest to bounce back - during the Great Recession triggered by liar loans were the ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Proposition 62: Rabid dogs & rabid people

When I read Proposition 62 on the Nov. 8 ballot, I don't see it as a "yes" or "no" issue or even as a ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ignore scary messages: We’ve never had it so good

The scariest time of the year is almost upon us.

October 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Delta College wants to sell out Manteca

Some educational elitists frame it as "just selling the farm."

October 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Trick or treat: Californians propositioned

First comes Halloween. It's just a warm-up for the real scary event - Election Day.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Candidates touch on water, ACE & Ripon homeless

Questions on everything from water supplies and retaining law enforcement officers to how the city should handle homeless were fielded by Ripon City Council candidates ...

October 10, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Food + biogas = fuel

Manteca's food waste combined with methane gas from the municipal wastewater treatment plant could generate enough compressed natural gas to power properly-equipped vehicles averaging ...

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On paper the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over.

October 10, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

MUSD funding bounces back 39% in 8 years

It was arguably the darkest hour in the 50-year history of the Manteca Unified School District.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon spending $620K on streets

Streets in Ripon and other cities can develop wear and tear over time from the elements and extensive use.

October 10, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Manteca Rec mother-son dance Friday

Manteca Parks & Recreation's first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Advice from a former ‘fat’ kid

OK. I confess. I was 5-foot-10 and weighed 260 pounds in the seventh grade.

October 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Drive by shootings & the Manteca council race

Jeff Zellner doesn't want other Manteca families to go through what his did.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Social media hasn’t changed the world

Living your life in real time on social media is not wise.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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