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You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way." - John Steinbeck in "East of Eden"

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon doing indoor soccer better than Manteca?

Big League Dreams won't be the only show in town anymore when it comes to providing a quality indoor soccer facility.

January 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law & Order SVU or on demand segments of Madam Secretary, Major Crimes, Lethal Weapon, or The Middle.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other surviving gun shots.

January 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers.

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball game of the season on Wednesday night.

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union High School District.

January 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually being used as intended?

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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BE.TECH EXPANSION?

Parent surveys as well as growth are being weighed by the Manteca Unified School District board as they consider the possibility of expanding the Be ...

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STUNG BY VANDALS

Twelve bee hives were destroyed by someone driving through an almond orchard north of Manteca along Lovelace Road over the weekend.

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown under siege? Vandals ply trade on daily basis

Vandals and vagrants are continuing their attack on the 100 and 200 blocks of West Yosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca

March 06, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


So who is hiring all the illegals?

There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants - the Pew Hispanic Center's estimate - that are in this country.

March 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The water is rolling back, but the work isn’t

It looks like the immediate threat of a flood in South San Joaquin County is suspended for the time being.

March 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca should sell golf course

Fred Millner - a persistent observer at City Council meetings who sometimes rubs people the wrong way when voicing his opinion - is on to something.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Asking Uncle Sam for another fix

Free money. Free money.

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wearing leather jackets is a sin in their eyes

I am not a good vegetarian.

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROP fashion show set for Saturday

Ninety teen models will take part in the eighth annual premiere runway Fashion Show at Manteca High on Saturday, March 4.

February 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUILDING BERMS

Good fences make good neighbors, so the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost wrote in one of his verses.

February 27, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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