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Remembering Valentine’s Day back in elementary school

I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.

February 04, 2012 | By Mick Founts, Ed.D. SJC Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


If new agency can’t walk on water it’ll walk over us

Fear can be a wonderful thing.

February 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is little birdie saying Emken lacks depth?

I don't Twitter.

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky Mountain high: Regulating pot like alcohol not what it seems

Question: Should marijuana be treated the same as alcohol?

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PJs in classroom? If it is OK for Google why not 12th graders?

Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos wears shorts, polo shirt, and spat-style shoes to Lathrop City Council meetings.

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alex Hildebrand labored to make California better

Alex Hildebrand could have taught the Occupy folks a thing or two about effective activism.

January 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Release video of fatal shooting of Duenez by police now and not later

It is time to make the Manteca Police Department dash patrol video footage of the fatal police shooting of Ernest Duenez Jr. public.

January 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail is transit system catering to elite

High speed rail: Is it a big enough of a hot button item to determine who will get elected as the 5th District State Senator in November representing Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Tracy, and all of Stanislaus County?

January 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On the Internet stealing is OK as long as you don’t do it from Google

The odds are the legislation Congress had been pondering to try to stop the piracy of movies by foreign websites that then use them to profit may indeed not have been the right way to go.

January 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Convicted murder’s death carries more weight with court than average citizen’s death

How many Californians die each week because of not securing medical care or due to malpractice?

January 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to address Moorhead’s charge of underage drinking at BLD

Big League Dreams - when all is said and done - is owned by the City Of Manteca.

January 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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$39K for roof over trash

The homeless apparently are breaking into the trash enclosure at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Avenue to look for everything from food to recyclables.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code violations: Manteca handles 2,500 annually

Scott Cunningham drove down the 400 block of California Avenue.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond prices see big drop in recent months

Almond prices in California have dropped significantly in the past few months, giving environmentalists hope the slump will halt orchard plantings but experts say the ...

January 31, 2016 | AP reports | Local Columns


La Mangonada: Ice cream with a twist

Sometimes you just want ice cream.

January 31, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Taking care of business in San Francisco

I had stopped by my mom's house after finishing an eight-day bicycling trip crisscrossing the Sierra.

January 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weston Ranch, red heads, step kids, school bonds & MUSD fairness

Red-headed stepchild.

January 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘At Least Stockton Isn’t Oakland’

Twenty-five years ago when I first moved to Manteca, one of my bicycle trips took me up Airport Way into Stockton and then Charter Way ...

January 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca USD Going Digital one year later

The Manteca Unified Going Digital effort, in order to succeed, has to be about more than just technology.

January 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward Ave., ‘over planning’ & traffic safety

Walk across Woodward Avenue east of South Main Street any late weekday afternoon.

January 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


600 applicants for 1 job

It's not easy to become a Manteca firefighter

January 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BOND WORK STARTS

Now that work crews have started ground work on the first project in the initial wave of Measure G bond projects, the Manteca Unified School ...

January 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ master plan before planners

The next step in moving forward Manteca's much ballyhooed 210.7-acre family entertainment zone anchored by a 500-room resort with an indoor waterpark as ...

January 25, 2016 | | Local Columns


Buff cheerleaders performing at Pro Bowl

The National Football League's Pro Bowl on Sunday is something Manteca High fans can cheer about.

January 25, 2016 | | Local Columns


Five shots fired into occupied dwelling

Five gunshots were fired into an occupied home from a dark colored sedan in the 400 block of East Woodward Avenue at about 7:45 ...

January 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Uber doesn’t care about labor, environment, or rights of others

The Young Turks in the Silicon Valley like to brag about creating "disruptive innovation."

January 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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