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Manteca murder: ‘I’m not going to live in fear’

A murder in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant followed by a carjacking at gunpoint at a red light.

May 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The joys of being on foot & getting hit in a parking lot

He was laughing. And it angered me.

May 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca can go all out to secure trash enclosure but not police station

The Manteca Police Department is a disgrace.

May 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tax debate: Who best can spend your money; Congress or you?

The jury won't be coming in for a while on President Trump's tax plan but I can assure you this: Most taxpayers - read that people that rely on paychecks and not stock options - probably want the tax code simplified and tax burdens reduced.

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop looks to make it clear LM Fire is go to agency

If the Lathrop City Council gives its blessing, the agency that has always provided fire protection for the City of Lathrop will formally become the official agency that enforces the fire code within the city limits.

May 01, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


One Voice asking for $357.8M

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is leading a 42-member delegation that is making the case today through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., for $357.8 million in federal assistance primarily for transportation projects.

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BE. SUCCESSFUL

Dominique Munoz and Shylee Conaway are both culinary students at Be.Tech High School.

May 01, 2017 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Homeless suspect in fire helmet theft

A black, custom made fire fighter's helmet valued at $750 – with the red stripe of a captain's rank – was taken from inside a Manteca Fire Engine sometime Saturday night.

May 01, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Welcome to California, the land of paperwork

If you've spent any time on Facebook in the last year, you've undoubtedly come across the "news" article that talks about how there is a mass exodus of people from California to other parts of the country.

April 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Nature’s drought is over but not the ‘real’ drought

Take a drive out to Stewart Road.

April 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shed your tears for Mary Phillips & Stacy Errickson

I do not cry for Jack Jones. Nor do I shed a tear for Marcel Williams.

April 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California's green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is - the biggest rip-off of the working class and poor in Golden State history.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon seeks volunteers for projects

Ripon is looking for people who love their community and are willing to spend three hours with neighbors this Saturday morning working to make it a better place.

April 24, 2017 | | Local Columns


Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn -a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Predawn crash on 99 in Ripon kills 20-year-old

A 20-year-old Tracy man was killed in the predawn hours Saturday at 4:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near the Main Street overpass in Ripon.

April 24, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Will emotion trump business once again at city golf course?

Manteca's 76,000 residents - whether they are golfers or not - should have a high expectation that the five elected people they have entrusted with ...

July 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave ...

July 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Youth can draw inspiration from Komenich

Hardly a student at Manteca High School knows anything about Kim Komenich today - I know, as I continue to ask those I meet at the ...

July 07, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why shouldn’t jail inmates pay toward the cost of feeding them?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 11, 2014.

July 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Rotarians get educated on safes

Ripon Rotarians were surprised to learn at their noon meeting at Spring Creek Country Club last Wednesday, June 28 that the Tractor Supply Co. – with ...

July 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


2 men sought for gas station theft

LATHROP - Police in Lathrop are on the lookout for two men who vandalized the Chevron Super-K on Lathrop Road last week during a brazen daytime ...

July 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Academy brings youth closer to police, fire depts.

LATHROP - When it comes to building a relationship with the community it serves, Lathrop Police Services wants to start with the youth.

July 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Kiwanis continues Independence Day tradition

Once again, Mantecans flocked to the Kiwanis Club tradition of renewing old friendships over breakfast before the red, white and blue parade down Main Street ...

July 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Young chefs get cookin’ in STEM summer camp

Kierra Blackwell looked forward to preparing a nice, healthy meal for the family.

July 04, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Drought reveals why SJ County will flood again

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Jan. 14, 2010.

July 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did we survive without ACA insurance?

My mother was born on a working cattle ranch in the Nevada County foothills in a setting similar to what Loretta Lynn described as a ...

June 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic fines are the stick while surcharges are the anvil drop

So why are we writing traffic tickets in California?

June 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Better late than never

In 34 years of life I had never sat in a boat with just my father and taken in the splendor of the great outdoors ...

June 30, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Atherton gap, loss of Kmart, & council will

The best way for Manteca to counter the pending loss of Kmart sales tax dollars by snaring more retailers is two words: Follow through.

June 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s one thing we really don’t want to be like Pleasanton

A lot of people look toward Pleasanton - along with Dublin and Livermore - and sigh about how great it would be to like one of the ...

June 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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