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Alex & Mary Costa: Valentine sweethearts in love 60 years later

It had been months since I last saw Alex and Mary Costa when I saw them walking hand-in-hand toward me in the parking lot of In-N-Out Burger late Monday afternoon. They were smiling like young kids totally involved in their conversation with each other.

February 07, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


These are bad times? Those who lived thru World War II would say we never had it so good

Gas is pushing $4 a gallon again.

February 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obama essentially decrees that Catholics can’t be Catholics

I am not Catholic.

February 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remembering Valentine’s Day back in elementary school

I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.

February 04, 2012 | By Mick Founts, Ed.D. SJC Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


If new agency can’t walk on water it’ll walk over us

Fear can be a wonderful thing.

February 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is little birdie saying Emken lacks depth?

I don't Twitter.

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky Mountain high: Regulating pot like alcohol not what it seems

Question: Should marijuana be treated the same as alcohol?

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PJs in classroom? If it is OK for Google why not 12th graders?

Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos wears shorts, polo shirt, and spat-style shoes to Lathrop City Council meetings.

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alex Hildebrand labored to make California better

Alex Hildebrand could have taught the Occupy folks a thing or two about effective activism.

January 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Release video of fatal shooting of Duenez by police now and not later

It is time to make the Manteca Police Department dash patrol video footage of the fatal police shooting of Ernest Duenez Jr. public.

January 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail is transit system catering to elite

High speed rail: Is it a big enough of a hot button item to determine who will get elected as the 5th District State Senator in November representing Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Tracy, and all of Stanislaus County?

January 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 362 housing units

Manteca issued permits for the building of 362 housing units in 2016.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA GROWTH CAP

Manteca's 29-year-old growth cap will allow almost 1,000 housing units to be built in 2017.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Photo op & the lie about flood control help

It was a sight to behold.

January 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for a reality check for Manteca

Ever look reality in the face?

January 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca planning to fail again

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail."

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

"We" - referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley - supposedly don't get it when it comes ...

January 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FTC’s much ado about nothing over Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops wants to buy Cabela's for $4.5 billion.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I-5 pileup kills two Mantecans

A 30-vehicle pile-up north of the Grapevine on Interstate 5 killed two people from Manteca.

January 02, 2017 | | Local Columns


Murder takes place in first few minutes of new year

A suspected gang shooting shortly after midnight on New Year's Day left two men injured and one dead at the Southland Mobile Home Park ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


2016: LIFE GOES ON

The big news in Manteca in 2016: Life goes on.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High at crossroads

How $30 million in Measure G bond receipts is spent to modernize Manteca High has the potential to reverberate far beyond the 98-year-old campus.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Driver runs down man on purpose

Manteca Police described it as a violent event - not an accident - when a motorist ran down a pedestrian in the 400 block of Jessie Street ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon warns of $250 fines for fireworks on New Year’s Eve

Think twice about ringing in 2017 with a bang.

December 30, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Caltrans adds electronic sign along 120 Bypass

An electronic message sign for eastbound 120 Bypass traffic approaching Airport Way is the latest effort by Caltrans in a bid to reduce carnage on ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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