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Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school and head out to a swimming hole near Bear River.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He was one of the good ones

I admit that I didn't know Fred Millner all that well.

November 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taste of Ripon set in downtown area

The Taste of Ripon Wine Stroll can be a warm and romantic way to start the Christmas season in the historic Ripon business district on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.

November 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Safer streets: Lathrop seeks to improve sidewalks

The City of Lathrop is hoping that they'll get at least a piece of the $19.8 million of Measure K funds that is up for grabs for local municipalities to assist with specific projects.

November 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca Urgent Care opens in downtown

An urgent care center has opened its doors in downtown Manteca.

November 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s a bad Apple (and Samsung) on our roads

There is perhaps another reason why Apple doesn't want police to easily access iPhones during investigations and it has nothing to do with privacy. Anecdotal evidence suggests smartphones are killing Americans in much greater numbers than terrorists can ever hope to achieve.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High school sports taunts out of control

What is the Manteca Unified School District leadership waiting for - fist cuffs?

November 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The non-handshake heard ‘round the 209

By now most people have already forgotten about what happened last week between the Manteca High School Buffaloes and the East Union Lancers prior to what has become a blood feud between the town two oldest high schools.

November 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


CPUC’s prime purpose: Protect PG&E’s profits

It's a $363.4 million question - or if a judge's recommendation holds, a $170 million question.

November 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next dodo bird: Breaking bread with strangers

We are slowly becoming a hermit society.

November 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Live’ spelled backwards spells ‘evil’

What's wrong with us?

November 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Skate your way into new year in Modesto

There's something for people of all ages to do in Modesto to ring in 2018 on New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ushering in 2018 with fireworks could cost you $750

Manteca Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd has some advice that could save you at least $750 and keep your house from burning - don't shoot off ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flu bug hits Manteca senior living complex

The Prestige Senior Living retirement home on East Manteca off Louise Avenue is under quarantine due to a rash of residents ill with the flu.

December 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The vision: Santana Row style neighborhood

Mike Atherton - a developer with Manteca roots extending back to the 1980s who led the charge to build homes south of the 120 Bypass - sees ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


APARTMENT RENTS STILL GOING UP IN MANTECA

You can rent a studio apartment in Manteca - assuming you can find a vacancy - for $1,015 a month.

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try this on for size during 2018: Be sweet

Nearly 365 days ago 2017 started with a whole lot of people bristling in anger.

December 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1997: New state law makes it illegal to smoke inside bars

100 years ago

December 29, 2017 | | Local Columns


Big surprise in small box

A day or two before Christmas I stopped by the Second Harvest Food Bank to wish the front office staffers best wishes for the holiday ...

December 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Orchard Valley: Changes for its second decade?

The City of Manteca gets a bad rap regarding the empty space at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for council to fix Cottage

Cottage Avenue was never intended nor designed to be a collector street.

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plated benefits for cutting grass

There is some low hanging fruit the Manteca City Council is not picking in its bid to reduce long-range pension costs.

December 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’ll pay price via premium hikes for the wildfires

That crackling Christmas Day fire - the largest wildfire in recorded state history that continues to burn after scorching an area larger than Rhode Island in ...

December 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A penny you earn & isn’t taken is yours

The national media is tripping over itself to try and sell the just passed tax reform as a tax increase.

December 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My four trips in high school to principal’s office

I was called to the principal's office four times during high school.

December 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just a few kind words . . . .

This column has been plagiarized.

December 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


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