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The $2M annual question: How will Manteca staff next two fire stations?

It is tough to forget 1985.

November 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Retired columnist Charley Reese, his ‘545 People’ editorial, and taxes

Someone sent me an e-mail a while back about a column that was supposedly penned by Charley Reese, formerly of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel where he worked for three decades – from 1971 to 2001 when he retired. During that time, he wrote three columns a week for the newspaper which were also distributed to other publications nationwide by King Features Syndicate.

November 14, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The $150 million- plus question for the City Council

Can Manteca afford to build an interchange at McKinley Avenue and the 120 Bypass?

November 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cinco de Mayo trumps American flag in court ruling

The judge has spoken.

November 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State workers making $95K a year going on strike

College is not the real world.

November 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E using money saved from paying no taxes to help send Tom Berryhill to Maui

It's a bit cold and dreary today.

November 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turkey prices soar as corporations gobble up pork in form of ethanol subsidies

Having turkey sticker shock?

November 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EPA blesses corporate polluters while putting screws to the little guys

The Environmental Protection Agency has a cow over methane gas in the San Joaquin Valley.

November 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How bad is it? Soup kitchen lines vs Black Friday lines

It's the Great Recession, right?

November 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miracle on Oak Street

Imagine a 12-ton pile of garbage.

November 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The grass isn’t any greener on this side of the hill

Using self-serve check-outs is like walking into quick sand.

November 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tuesday Rotarians early to rise, early to serve

Jay Holmes – a retired principal of a California Youth Authority school for boys – holds court every Tuesday as president of the Manteca Morning Rotary Club that meets at the Doctors Hospital conference center.

November 06, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


‘A Modest Proposal’ to help homeless

How do you help the homeless?

November 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hitting the big banks where it hurts: Shifting demand deposits

Frank Capra made it clear in 1946.

November 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $10.11 you spend annually for your good health

It's the time of year when flies make robo calls seem like pleasant interludes.

November 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Rules proposed for Manteca’s new dog park

Manteca's dog park - due to open by the end of November - won't be a free-for-all.

September 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon ups water saving goal to 30%

Ripon will set its water conservation goals at 30 percent.

September 19, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Stockton beats Modesto but even so . . .

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

September 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca has less than stellar record of being water visionaries

Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Accusing Brown of ‘mansplaining’ when he’s acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colleges don’t need coddling, indoctrination

I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Too far to walk? Don’t complain to Joshua Cowell

Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his ...

September 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GETTING IN SHAPE

The days of getting home, grabbing two bags of chips to snack on while playing video games, and downing a 12-pack of soda a day ...

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may buy $577K in wetland credits

Manteca is posed to buy $577,000 worth of wetlands credits in the Consumnes River floodplain in Sacramento County in order to develop the proposed ...

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon home builders will soon have new landscape guidelines

When it comes to residential landscaping, the City Ripon is seeking to maintain its historic character while using less water as new homes are being ...

September 12, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Custom jewelry store thrives in Ripon

There is a small cottage-style jewelry store in the 100 block of Main Street in downtown Ripon that specializes in creating custom new pieces from ...

September 12, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


There’s a roundabout way to slow traffic along Woodward

Speed kills.

September 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must kill Raymus expressway

It's time to do the honorable thing. It's time to do the right thing. It's time to do the fiscally wise thing ...

September 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What about the lies public colleges feed students to cover tuition tabs?

No one should find joy in ITT Technical Institute pulling the plug on its 130 plus campuses including the Lathrop location that has been around ...

September 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACE Forward deals Manteca a winning hand

The infamous "Train to Nowhere" - the first segment of the California High Speed Rail Authority line to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco - has changed ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Columns


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