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Play and work but don’t live in downtown

It's safe to say there are more than a few merchants in the heart of downtown that don't like the idea there is housing above stores.

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SNAP decision: Food stamp rules keep firms healthy

In what world are pork rinds classified as meat, Twinkies as bread, potato chips as a vegetable, and ice cream as the nutritional equivalent of milk?

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zoning change aims for downtown core

Manteca may create two distinct zones in downtown in a bid to make it easier to encourage private sector investment.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mistlin giving Ripon indoor soccer facility

Over the years, Tony Mistlin has donated well over $9 million towards the park named in his honor.

December 19, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


McDonald’s offers true blue respect

The McDonald's Restaurant at the corner of West Yosemite and Union Road presented a show of respect for Manteca Police officers and the "thin blue line" that trumpets a big thank you for the men and women in blue that serve and protect the community.

December 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


CARING ABOUT KIDS

It was the dream of the late Antone Raymus, an immigrant home builder whose relentless drive and $300,000 bankroll got it started.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The wild streets of Manteca

It is 2:20 p.m. Friday.

December 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘High Speed Rail Engine That Could’

It's coming down the track whether you like it or not.

December 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raiders get good as they’re ready to leave

If you're a fan of the Oakland Raiders, you should probably stop reading this right now.

December 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What if OID & SSJID had built New Melones?

Is New Melones Reservoir as completed in 1980 bureaucratic overkill?

December 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tweet this: ‘The sky is falling down’

If Chicken Little was real and alive today he'd be dead from a massive coronary within 15 minutes of surfing the Internet as cable TV news programs blare in the background.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas isn’t always a happy time for all

This column has been plagiarized.

December 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Destroying the 209 to ‘save’ salmon

The strategy of the "regulatory-environmental perfectionist-Los Angeles water complex" is clear: Hammer the Northern San Joaquin Valley back into the Stone Age in order to save salmon.

December 12, 2016 | | Local Columns


Dan Petersen, ‘The Last Light’ & life itself

There are only a few items on my walls at home: Two framed posters from Death Valley, a photo of Cloud's Rest along with Half Dome, an autographed Sports Illustrated cover featuring bicyclist Greg LeMond, and a print of a watercolor.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hutto, Orlando take oath tonight

Caroline Hutto and Christina Orlando will take the oath of office when the Ripon Unified school board convenes tonight.

December 12, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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Diapers, ‘flushable’ wipes create havoc with Ripon sewer

So-called "flushable" wipes and diapers are creating havoc with Ripon's wastewater treatment plant by plugging up the system.

January 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop used 22% less than during 2013

Residents of Lathrop used slightly more water in 2016 than they did the year before, increasing consumption less than one percent over the previous year ...

January 30, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


120 BYPASS SOLUTION

Manteca - working in concert with surrounding communities as it has done three times before - has help set in motion a critical upgrade for Highway 120.

January 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca museum turning 25

The Manteca Museum marks its 25th year this July.

January 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Beowulf to Mary Tyler Moore Show

Elevating the Mary Tyler Moore show to the cultural status of Beowulf - the oldest surviving long poem in Old English - is a bit disconcerting.

January 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sanctuary cities: You can’t have your smoothie and eat it too

I am not a citizen of the United States of San Francisco.

January 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cashless society aiming to make you pay for it

I do not have a PayPal account.

January 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor DeBrum, Manteca, & the five ‘P’ words

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum wanted everything to go right.

January 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca can chip away at bad streets

Manteca is in a state of deterioration.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing has helped lengthen your expectancy

I'm happy. I can now flush my toilet.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms?

The battle for the classroom is about to begin.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rina’s Run in Ripon taking off on May 13

Rina's Run benefiting the completion of the Ripon High stadium is set for May 13 starting from the Ripon High School track.

January 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon man overcame handicap that started with mosquito bite

Jeffrey Kincaid – now 63 years old – has made his family proud with his spirit and tenacity that went against all odds in the life of ...

January 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Council deciding on how they will fill vacant seat

It has been nearly a month since newly-elected councilman Ruben Sandoval passed away unexpectedly just two days after he took the oath of office.

January 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


More business park space in works for Spreckels Park

A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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