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After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren't economists and tend to lean toward socialism: Raising the minimum wage raises everyone's lot in life.

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca only needs Raymus Expressway if it wants 200,000 plus residents

The battle for Manteca is on.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP’S SWEET SPOT

The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID ponders irrigation season’s start

An extremely dry winter in 2012 prompted the South San Joaquin irrigation District to make a rare early January water run to prevent irreversible damage from happening to orchards and vineyards.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Troop treat packing event at senior center

For the first time, the Manteca Senior Center will take part in a packing event benefiting the Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program.

March 21, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tabernacle experience at Calvary

Calvary Community Church is taking the community back to the Old Testament and setting up a life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses during this Easter season.

March 21, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Droopy pants: Bring in the clowns

The bright red underwear was hard to miss.

March 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes away passive tool for people to protect homes & yards

Good fences make good neighbors.

March 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail backers fail to play winning ACE

It's the $72 billion question - how can the California High Speed Rail Authority win over skeptics and investors?

March 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E’s business model: Guaranteed profits while never putting capital at risk

The fun is about to start.

March 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Celebrate climate change

Climate change is coming.

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID WINS POWER PLAY

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Carter Holly has rejected PG&E claims that South San Joaquin Irrigation District lacks sufficient revenues to provide electrical retail service to the cities of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon and surrounding farms.

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHEATS DEATH 6 TIMES

A drunken driver took the life of Katelyn Morock's grandfather.

March 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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STEM IN KINDERGARTEN

Lincoln Van Houten tried to picture what type of structure would best keep an ice cube from melting on the warmest daytime spot at Colony ...

May 02, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead and tell me to take a hike

The mountains call.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The criminal homeless 2: Manteca: 0

Manteca is about to lose another round to the criminal homeless.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Credits for MUSD students

College prep is a big component of secondary education.

April 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Workshop on MUSD budget on Tuesday

The Manteca Unified board will conduct a study session Tuesday on the proposed preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ELECTION FRAUD CHARGE

The third Manteca Unified school board trustee to be charged with election fraud in the last 12 months is claiming that it's an attempt ...

April 23, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


PLANET PARTY ROCKS

Planet Party Day offered up some mixed blessing on Friday.

April 23, 2016 | Vicky Norman-Eddy | Local Columns


Waters is ending fire chief career

Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters is leaving city employment to work as a respiratory therapist helping with sick newborns at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

April 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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