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Board delays adopting Ripon High grad rules

A change to the graduation requirements at Ripon High was put on hold.

February 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tackling corner lots, fences & frustration

If you own a home on a corner lot in Manteca here's some planner fence jargon that applies to you: "Standard corner lots" versus "reversed corner lots" as well as "key lots" and "interior lots."

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless encampment at Manteca’s front door

February 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca: The new Stockton for homeless?

Spreckels Avenue is teeming with life.

February 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Ghetto High’: The reality & perceptions

Manteca High - the "ghetto school?'

February 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RIGHTS AT SCHOOL

As a kid I fancied myself as kind of a rebel, but in retrospect, I was anything but. The most rebellious thing I ever did was to wear green and yellow tennis shoes under my high-school graduation gown (our school colors were blue and gold) as a way to show my displeasure for how I had been shafted in football and track my senior year. (That is a column for another day).

February 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


T-shirt messages, sexuality, cultural identification & Manteca Unified

What you wear says a lot about you.

February 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s downtown dying? Again?

In two years Manteca as an incorporated city will turn 100.

February 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for watering just twice a week

Manteca currently allows the watering of lawns three times a week.

February 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are men who use most detergents unmanly wimps?

Laundry is gender specific?

February 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stop means that — stop

Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows of one place in Manteca where through much of the work day almost every driver performs a stop according to California law.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MT. DIABLO BECKONS

DANVILLE - Peer to the southeast beyond the toothpicks that dot the Altamont Pass in the form of wind turbines and you could make out Ripon's imposing twin water towers.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GOP Assembly hopefuls push water issues

There is no shortage of people vying to fill the seat that will be open in California's 12th Assembly District when Modesto Republican Kristin Olsen walks away after November.

February 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Mello-Roos taxes come under fire

Manteca Unified Mello-Roos taxes have become a hot topic.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Unified honors educators for effort

Several educators were recognized at last week's Ripon Unified school board meeting for their participation in a staff development day.

February 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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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


Manteca: The little city that couldn’t

Can Manteca deliver on just one water play attraction?

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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