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About the GOP debacle, err, debate

Everyone has a story about their worst date ever. Mine was when I was in the military, and although while on that date I met my next girlfriend (that is a story for another time), it ended bad – real bad.

March 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


$30M: DROP IN THE BUCKET

Aaron Bowers looked down Garfield Avenue that splits Manteca High in two and thought of the possibilities.

March 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop may switch to two-year budgets

If the city council gives its blessing tonight, Lathrop could end up passing its budget in two-year blocks.

March 06, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Salon experience for furry friends

Melissa Tenio has loved working with dogs since she was a little girl.

March 06, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


She saw it all: 3 ring circus to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Joann Tilton has had a ringside seat to Manteca history.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook meals and watch episodes of their favorite shows on the roof of the Manteca Marketplace shopping center on West Yosemite Avenue.

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca homeless encampments grow

"Don't come back here in our spot."

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


GRIEVING MANTECA FAMILY

The Carrillo family of Manteca is praying nine daily rosaries for the mother and three children killed in an accident on Interstate 5 in Kern County near Coalinga.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Dalben earns nod for government service

The late Peter Dalben- a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards - is being inducted into ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Adult graduates eight

A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.

May 16, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools

Sixty-two percent of us - according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California - favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dropping the bomb: We never should apologize

The President's plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...

May 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council

It's time to end Manteca's annual budget charade.

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning a lesson from Lincoln Park

It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.

May 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why do we pay almost 2,000 times too much for drinking water?

Go back the Dark Ages, say the 1970s.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Peace unless, that is, I disagree with you then it’s death to you

Hardcore militant vegans - those that eschew animal products in any form to consume not based on health reasons but the morality of killing any animal ...

May 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will ‘line’ seal their fate?

It's arguably be the most expensive and contentious line ever to be drawn in the history of Manteca.

May 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dedication of Korean War mural May 21

America's so-called "forgotten war" - the Korean Conflict - is being remembered in Manteca.

May 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop: Potential for jobs at depot site

It has brought back millions of dollars in transportation funds for San Joaquin County.

May 09, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Community service earns Yepez hall spot

Arnita Marie Montiel Yepez - a tireless Lathrop volunteer who has made it her mission to make sure the community's rich heritage is remembered and ...

May 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The expressway to hell: Why the council is holding on to a disaster

Head south of Manteca beyond where the blue collar pianist swings a hammer tapping out notes created by slamming nails into wood mixing with the ...

May 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Conceding Manteca to the homeless?

Is Manteca losing its mojo?

May 06, 2016 | | Local Columns


Soda sin tax backfires big in Mexico

The difference between you and me and the filthy wealthy is simple. We don't think we can lord over other people by lecturing them ...

May 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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