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Uncle Sam basically decided Manteca needed $6.9 million transit station built

How would you feel if you and 59 other neighbors were assessed $50 apiece to improve your neighborhood but only someone 2,700 miles away could determine how that money would be spent?

January 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The verdict is in: Manteca must relax business-choking parking requirements

San Joaquin County back in the early-1990s used eminent domain to force an elderly Manteca woman out of her long-time home in the 200 block of North Sherman Avenue.

January 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Express health service for prisoners, slow boat for veterans

It is the $900 million question that more than a few veterans are asking: Why is it taking Uncle Sam so long to build a 120-bed Veterans Administration nursing home and outpatient medical clinic in French Camp?

January 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEATHERED FRIENDS

They are feathered friends and, on some occasions, foes.

January 15, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What about going after the CPUC and its failure to protect the people?

These are not fun days for PG&E.

January 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State spends 8 times more than counties to jail juvenile offenders

Fear is expensive.

January 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE 1997 FLOODS

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

January 12, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What do hernias, fear of electrocution & gardening have in common?

Pain is relative.

January 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme court case obscenely out of step with the times

What is obscene cussing and should the government regulate it?

January 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs different path for code enforcement

It is obvious a city doesn't adopt rules just to adopt rules.

January 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Question: When is it OK for teens to get too much UV rays?

Sacramento can't control its urge to spend more money than they collect but they can tell the rest of us how to go about living our lives.

January 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Color me pink: No more car payment to BofA

I'm seeing pink today.

January 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Family tragedy hits close to home for principal

Lathrop Elementary School Principal David Silveira knows what the stricken Chavez family is going through.

January 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Changing lives of 2,100 people through HOPE

A Manteca success story can be found at 528 West Yosemite Avenue.

January 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why Pepsi products never appeared in the movie “Ben”

Decon apparently has a competitor.

January 04, 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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