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My name is Captain Scott Souza, United States Air Force (retired), born and raised in our small town of Manteca.

April 03, 2015 | By SCOTT SOUZA Manteca resident | Local Columns

It’s time to stop destructive turf warfare between the blues & the reds

Turf warfare waged by those sporting blue and red are tearing this country apart.

April 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Little water savings can add up to big water savings

If we continue to use water like there is no tomorrow there will be no tomorrow. It's as simple as that.

April 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It's easy to take a sports story, give it the Disney treatment and get an entire theater full of people clapping at the end.

April 01, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Manteca’s heart needs to be healthy

Nico Tejeda is worried about Manteca's long-term health.

April 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jim White walked into the theatre unannounced, starting a quiet corner conversation with Sierra High athletic director Anthony Chapman.

March 31, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns

The Manteca tax that make more homeless

The Inn by the Station is not the Rose Motel of yesteryear or even of five years ago.

March 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

He’s ‘Proud to be MUSD’

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer and the Board of Education have been investing time and money in pushing the slogan, Proud to be MUSD, which is aimed at focusing on all things positive about the district - from students' accomplishments and teachers' innovative instructional approaches, to a slew of progressive-thinking educational programs such as the $30 million Going Digital and the vocational charter school that has shown phenomenal growth in the mere three years it has been open.

March 30, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Assassins: Why teens like game

I get it now.

March 28, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns

Three examples of why education today is effective

Need a custom clock made from aluminum as a wedding gift?

March 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Trustees squander $120,298

What can $298.50 buy for the classroom to support your child's education?

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bob Piccinini: Strong work ethic built grocery empire

Once in a great while, someone crosses your path and leaves such an impression that enriches your view of life and makes you appreciate even more the values that should be held near and dear.

March 26, 2015 | | Local Columns


They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Train crews harbor horror of taking a life on the rails

Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.

March 25, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Widmer students gather treats for troops

Lisa and Matthew Hammond are parents at Joseph Widmer Elementary School.

March 12, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Three men that fought in the Civil War are buried at East Union Memorial Cemetery without headstones.

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Medline - the nation's largest privately held manufacturer of medical supplies - wants to lease a 585,580-square-foot distribution center being built in Manteca next door ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Villaraigosa wants RDAs brought back to help with housing crisis

Antonio Villaraigosa gets it.

March 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Are they the Oakwood Lake waterslides? No & they aren’t trying to be

I essentially grew up at the Oakwood Lake waterslides.

March 09, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Manteca’s next step to deal with homeless

It's time to have the talk.

March 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

When ‘illegals’ took over California

The political climate is tense.

March 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

REI employs guilt by association

I like REI. I like Giro. I'm sold on Bolle sunglasses. And I also like Camelback.

March 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pavers, alleys downtown & the best move

It's time for the Manteca City Council to hit the pause button again.

March 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Weed abatement inspections April 1

Manteca Fire Department weed abatement inspections will start Monday, April 1.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Neighborhood will feature 1-way streets

Manteca's first neighborhood with one-way streets - and Raymus Homes' latest attempt to build affordable homes - is closer to breaking ground along North Austin Road ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bill Whiteside is among the many that have helped Manteca prosper during its first 100 years.

March 05, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca Unified wants to make it possible for high school graduates to land full-time jobs out of high school that start off at $19.46 ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca: First look, lasting impression

Hello Friends, my name is Pam, and I'm a fairly new resident of Manteca and Del Webb Woodbridge (5 ½ years now). I thought I ...

March 05, 2018 | PAM PHELPS | Local Columns

More rain on way as 47.87% of state remains in drought

More rain and snow is on the way.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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