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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


So how’s electing, same-old, same-old to serve in Congress working out for you?

It is what one would call a whispering campaign.

April 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress needs to quit the Sybil act when it comes to the Postal Service

How much are you willing to pay - and sacrifice convenience - to save the Postal Service?

April 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Northern SJ holding bag for Bay Area

Why do poor people struggling to make ends meet leave job rich Bay Area to head east over the Altamont Pass?

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca can be a good neighbor

Marty Harris is right.

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon plan for parent involvement

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will receive information on the Parent Involvement Plan for the District-level English Learner Advisory Committee.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


2 retire from MPD after combined 50 years

Two members of the Manteca Police Department retired with more than 50 years of combined service on Friday – Dispatcher Kim Thomas and Detective Armen Avakian.

March 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon council looks at fee waiver policy for city facilities

The City of Ripon has an established rental fee schedule for its facilities.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop steps up to protect groundwater

Lathrop officials as they kept a watchful eye on too much water in the San Joaquin River took a step last week toward making sure ...

March 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


CONSERVE IS THE WORD

A record Sierra snowpack and above normal rainfall on the valley floor is unlikely to ease the need for the City of Manteca - and most ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN 2040

General plans - state mandated planning documents designed to serve as a blueprint for a community's growth - are viewed by critics often times as merely ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Be sweet’: Two words easy to Tweet

They've got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do - body shaming.

March 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pension issues, like it or not, will drive the conversation

The debate isn't whether teachers, police officers, firefighters, county hospital nurses or any other public employee works hard and deserves healthy pay raises.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Anthony Silva story heats up

There was an issue with a Manteca organization a few years ago – maybe longer now – where the person who oversaw administering the funds ended up ...

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Sense of being: Ken Hafer’s gift to Manteca

I never saw the iconic Manteca High tower.

March 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cartels, pension costs & saving teaching jobs

Math is a precise discipline.

March 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council needs to help save downtown

Take a walk on the wild side. Go to some spots in the 200 block of West Yosmeite Avenue or even in neighborhoods where long-time ...

March 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drought is just now beginning

Is the drought over?

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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