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People do vote for people who are like them

Louis DeArcos served as mayor of Lincoln - the Placer County town I grew up in - 27 years before California's Voting Rights Act of 2002 was passed by the state legislature.

February 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If we want more police it will cost us

It's time we had honest conversations about Manteca, our needs, our wants, and our maddeningly inability to plan and then execute strategies and stick to them to obtain amenities.

February 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento turns farmers & businessmen into criminals

No one can serve two masters.

February 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf & being crazy like a fox

If you want more services - police, firefighters, street maintenance and such - and don't want to pay more taxes then you'd best root for the City of Manteca and Great Wolf Resorts to strike a final deal.

February 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . . ..

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They were Googling Manteca last Friday

The Google car was in Manteca on Friday.

February 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colony Oak update before board tonight

The Ripon Unified school board tonight will receive an update on the Colony Oak Elementary Modernization Project.

February 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop decides tonight on how to spend $6,724

The City of Lathrop has $6,724 to give away.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Annexation will allow building of 1,592 homes

Manteca is pushing its city limits further south to Sedan Avenue.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1 MILLION SERVICE CLUB

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair is more than just the festival that the City of Manteca is known for every October.

February 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


EU DROP-OFF ZONE BIG CONCERN

East Union High's athletic facilities and the general campus layout get high marks.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA Should worry about quakes at dam & not at levees

Fear of a levee collapse during a major Northern California earthquake from a yet-to-be-found fault in the Delta is hawked as the moral high ground for tunneling under the key ecosystem on the Pacific Flyway so not a drop of water Los Angeles has commandeered from the Sacramento River watershed is lost in a conjecture of catastrophic proportions.

February 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: A place 78,000 call home

I came home 27 years ago this month.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop looks to ban parking on Lathrop Road

Now that Lathrop Road has two lanes in each direction, the city has one more small item of business to take care of before the project will be finalized – ban parking along the busy thoroughfare.

February 10, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca water use up 25% as weather forces ski resort closure

Manteca's water use shot up 25 percent last month compared to January 2017 as much of the state including the Northern San Joaquin Valley appear to be slipping back toward drought conditions.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Why not have an open house at police station?

What is more secure: A 24-hour gas station near the foot of the Grapevine in the middle of nowhere on Interstate 5 or the Manteca ...

April 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking a whip to Caltrans in governor’s race

John Cox wants to be governor.

April 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Easing the impacts of homeless

So how goes Manteca's efforts with the homeless?

April 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commerce, culture & cuisine capitol

The last column I wrote in this space had to do with planning for an upcoming trip to New York.

April 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA supports turning Delta into Owens Lake 2.0

Los Angeles water pirates like referring to the myopic Twin Tunnels as the Delta Water Fix.

April 11, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brand new stove that’s 10 years old

Cleaning my stove is a snap.

April 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colony Oak utility work is completed

The underground utilities for Phase 1 of the Colony Oak Elementary School Reconstruction Project have been completed.

April 09, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Delta College taxpayers saving $20M

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College will save taxpayers more than $20 million by paying off the college's last installment of Measure L bond money ...

April 09, 2018 | | Local Columns


‘Catching the bug’ leads to 27 years with MPD

Manteca Police Captain Tony Souza is stepping down after 27 years of serving and protecting the city's residents.

April 09, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA APRIL 21

If you want to give Manteca a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S BASEBALL GREAT

Milo Candini may not be enshrined in Cooperstown but he is arguably the greatest Major League Baseball player ever to hail from Manteca.

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City works to get impromptu dump cleared

The rubble left several months ago after a developer leveled boarded up houses in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue to prepare for the ...

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zuckerberg et al: Foxes guard The hen house

Nasim Aghdam shooting up YouTube headquarters in San Bruno is an unbalanced and inexcusable act by any civilized standard.

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Today’s ‘Dr. Phil’ show: Those Manteca haters

"I'm Dr. Phil, welcome to our show.

April 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why a vehicle emissions waiver for California makes sense

There are 3,794,013 square miles in the United States.

April 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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