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Manteca Unified striving for A+ energy savings

The wave of the future when it comes to local government efficiency is coming to a neighborhood near you.

September 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SF buries evidence of it heinous crime against the Delta

'Dam'-ing evidence of one of the most heinous crimes of environmental destruction ever visited upon the San Joaquin Delta in the name of development lies buried in the ground south of the Stanislaus River.

September 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poignant words left on voicemail on that fateful day

It was a well organized reflection in time that briefly memorialized several of those lost in planes and the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 when John Freeman of Ripon staged what appeared to be a scripted but yet candid recollection at a morning service club meeting Friday.

September 11, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


A few things to consider before voting on Prop. 34

Your son and his 16-year-old best friend are celebrating the fact he just got his driver's license.

September 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prefer lower taxes? Then you ought to be in (movie) pictures

The real rich - the ones lining the pockets of politicians with campaign donations - are definitely treated different than you and I up in Sacramento.

September 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parents gone wild: Potty training kids at restaurant table

Potty training your twins in the middle of a packed restaurant?

September 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ins & outs of outstanding customer service

Wow!

September 08, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Code enforcement: Spitting into the wind Manteca-style

Spitting on public sidewalks in many cities such as in Daytona Beach is illegal.

September 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Common sense & code enforcement? Here’s your sign

Make your way down Industrial Park Drive and you may find one of the most egregious examples of illegal sign placement in Manteca.

September 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get money for schools today & short change the future of students

You show up for work for a month without an absence.

September 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting paying customers to do the dirty work

Walter Reuther - a labor leader if there ever was one - was once given a tour of a modernized Ford assembly plant.

September 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Democrats honor labor with exception of farm workers

Honor labor.

September 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Blue moon rising over dairy will soon be just a nostalgic memory

Driving home Thursday evening in rural south Manteca, I was struck by the sight of black foliage atop a pair of tall dead trees in the middle of a field. I noticed the leaves moving, darting to and fro which I found puzzling. As it turned out, they were not leaves at all. They were little black birds looking for a crepuscular place to roost for the night. At least, that's what I thought they were doing.

September 02, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The high cost of building temples at Texas schools

There's high school football and then there is Texas high school football.

September 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gillette likes the fact I’m a living Chia Pet

AskMen did a survey of 4,600 American males earlier this month.

August 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Historical Society backers gather for summer social

It was a congenial mix of 220 plus Mantecans attending the Manteca Historical Society and Museum Sunday afternoon during the organization's annual barbecue and ...

September 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Idling, drive thru windows & SJ air quality

On a billboard heading east on 11th Street outside Tracy toward Interstate 5 you will see a larger-than-life photo of San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob ...

September 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, where the streets are lined with mattresses (& couches)

uDARTS TO WHOEVER is leaving large pieces of furniture such as couches or mattresses in front of their homes available for others to "take for ...

September 12, 2017 | | Local Columns


Fighting crime in Manteca: Enforce property upkeep

Do you want to see a lasting reduction in drug-related crimes, property crimes, and blight?

September 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon VFW Auxiliary rolling out glamour ‘girls’

A comic fashion show is part of the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary evening gala on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Ripon Post located ...

September 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Fire Chief’s Foundation car show set Sept. 23

The Manteca Fire Chief's Fourth Annual Car Show is expecting 60 entrants when it takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to ...

September 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Snow hill coming to Library Park

It's only expected to reach 99 degrees today so that means only one thing - it's time to think about Christmas.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GRIFFIN PARK HOUSING

Manteca's largest ever residential development -1,532 proposed homes on 333.66 acres - builds on promises four local builders made nearly 20 years ago.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High may grow up

Ethel Allen could be the first new school built in Manteca Unified in more than a decade.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When did kids screaming in stores become OK?

I want to make it clear. Just because I'm closing in on 62 doesn't make me an old fuddy duddy. Apparently I was ...

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Case for Amazon’s next headquarters to be in Lathrop

Here's a crazy idea that in reality isn't all that crazy.

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lessons from latest felon & ex-school board trustee

There are more than a few lessons to go around from the 2014 Manteca Unified School Board election that saw two 20-somethings elected and then ...

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A bang-up Thursday is never fun

Consider this my open letter to Fiat Chrysler America.

September 08, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City culture, saving money & the homeless

Mike Morowit was adamant.

September 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shelley Berman, Harry Styles & who we are

"If the plural of radius is radii shouldn't the plural of stewardess be stewardi?"

September 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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