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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home's aging sewer pipes were corroded to the point they were on the verge of breaking and dumping raw sewage into your crawl space but you want to take all of the $4,000 you saved and put a hot tub in your man cave?

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities to adopt policies that are much ado about nothing?

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 price tag the city paid.

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a "business friendly" community.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High teens spread safety word

They took their message of promoting safe driving Thursday to Sequoia Elementary School.

March 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll around.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There's something called the law of diminishing returns.

March 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a $1.6 billion per year scholarship fund using state tax dollars for University of California and California State University students

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca Inc. improves its bottom line by $39.2M

Politics and pressing needs aside, Manteca's bottom line is healthy.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rina’s Run departs Ripon High Saturday

Ripon's final and 10th Rina's Run is set for Ripon High on Saturday, May 13, with a 5K, 10K and half marathon in ...

May 08, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


CAPS THANK FIREFIGHTERS

Valley CAPS Plus consumers welcomed Manteca firefighters to their campus to say thanks for the job they do protecting the community.

May 08, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Growing Neighborhood Watch

There is a reason why Del Webb at Woodbridge has arguably the lowest neighborhood crime rate in Manteca.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Animals are big hit during Great Valley School Ag Day

It's the animals that students at Great Valley Elementary School enjoy most about Ag Day.

May 08, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Drumstick ice cream, pizza calorie counting & DC overreach

I don't get the fascination federal food police have with calories.

May 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Rotary has thanked law enforcement for 45 years

LAUREL TO THE MANTECA ROTARY for faithfully recognizing and honoring law enforcement officers for 45 years as part of their annual observance of Law Day.

May 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It likely won’t flood. But it could.

Nobody wants to be Chicken Little when it comes to predicting a natural disaster.

May 05, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca murder: ‘I’m not going to live in fear’

A murder in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant followed by a carjacking at gunpoint at a red light.

May 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The joys of being on foot & getting hit in a parking lot

He was laughing. And it angered me.

May 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca can go all out to secure trash enclosure but not police station

The Manteca Police Department is a disgrace.

May 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tax debate: Who best can spend your money; Congress or you?

The jury won't be coming in for a while on President Trump's tax plan but I can assure you this: Most taxpayers - read ...

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop looks to make it clear LM Fire is go to agency

If the Lathrop City Council gives its blessing, the agency that has always provided fire protection for the City of Lathrop will formally become the ...

May 01, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


One Voice asking for $357.8M

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is leading a 42-member delegation that is making the case today through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., for $357.8 million ...

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BE. SUCCESSFUL

Dominique Munoz and Shylee Conaway are both culinary students at Be.Tech High School.

May 01, 2017 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


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