I admit to having plunked down $8 back in 1975 to buy the ultimate gag Christmas gift - The Pet Rock.
It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.
There is something delightfully sinful about jogging in the fog
Bah humbug might be the attitude on Wall Street but not on Main Street.
The folks who run Chipotle Mexican Grill apparently are convinced that it is not worth the effort to hire only from the pool of people who can legally work in the United States.
When Johnny comes marching home again,
The Occupy Du Jour protestor was adamant.
I remember a story shared by a former co-worker in the Manteca Bulletin newsroom several years ago. One evening, she found herself being pulled over by a police car. She was not speeding. Her car's sticker was not expired. She couldn't think of any reason why a cop would want to talk to her.
Let's see, the federal government purposely sells guns to the Mexican drug cartels that are used to maim and kill law-abiding citizens of the United States and Mexico.
Is your kid overweight?
We live in a George Jettson world regulated by a National Transportation Safety Board from the Fred Flintstone era.
Stephen Parsons firmly believes nothing is impossible with God. That He is someone who miraculously turns desperation into something "unbelievable" and "phenomenal" to the "wow" degree especially at Christmas time.
In early 2007 the San Francisco Chronicle carried a front page story quoting a couple from The City frustrated with dropping home prices in Las Vegas.
It is not in the individual interests of South San Joaquin Irrigation District board members for the district to enter the retail power business.
It's getting tougher to figure out who is more clueless: Obscenely compensated CEOs of publicly traded companies or the Occupy Movement.
Manteca police detectives are investigating the 1 p.m. Monday drowning of a 54-year-old woman in a backyard swimming pool while family members were away.
The Ripon Chamber of Commerce shared its annual Christmas tree lighting event with San Joaquin Hospice at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the Veteran ...
Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Aug. 15, 2012.
Spanish explorers climbing to the top of Mt. Diablo in the early summer of 1776 thought they had stumbled onto a great inland lake.
Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday season.
Ice skating is coming to downtown Manteca this Friday and Saturday.
A few months ago, the City of Ripon lost a pair of garbage trucks to fire damage.
The Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers are working overtime to recruit new members to their 50-strong group that assists hospital staffers in non-critical duties ...
Two Modesto men died from their injuries following a collision with a tow truck on Moffat Boulevard Saturday noon - the driver, 24, reportedly passed away ...
Editor's note: Denis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Feb. 20, 2011.
Betty Rhea Newman, 93, of Manteca was the one and only woman veteran from the U.S. Marine Corps from World War II who was ...
LATHROP – Residents in Lathrop used almost 30 percent less water in October of this year than they did in the same year in 2013, continuing ...
It's the end of an era on the Manteca Unified School District Board of Education.
Wheat - and not almonds, pumpkins or even grapes - is what attracted farmers to the Manteca region in a bid to make a living after the ...
Students from Ripon High are earning college units for taking an automotive class.