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Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


What those ‘free’ lunches actually cost

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

March 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putrid salmon shouldn’t be official color of Manteca

Bill Goodwin dislikes graffiti.

March 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WALKING ABOUT RIPON

Step into "Spring" right out your front door – there's nothing like it before the sun's up. Many a pickup truck will pass you on the street as farmers are headed out to their ranches and you might even find a dog that wants to walk at your side for several blocks.

March 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Bloomberg to the American people: Let them eat tofu cakes

Every had roasted stuffed goose, papardelle with tomato and stewed pancetta, or truffle tagliatelle?

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texas and barnyard sex education

In 2009, an interim Texas school superintendent declared that sex-education classes were unnecessary in his rural district. Most of the area's school kids live on farms, he explained, therefore: "They get a pretty good sex education from their animals."

March 19, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political Columnist | Local Columns


KIDS ON THE RUN

Michelle Crippen watched them spin circles around campus, plodding through an open field and skipping across the blacktop.

March 19, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Fiefdoms & high paying jobs win out over providing higher education

Just 36.4 miles separate Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texas, Utah, Iowa, et al: California here they come

Here are three news tidbits from the past week:

March 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why should the deaths of 8,358 be more important than 10,839 lives?

Mark Leno is an interesting politician.

March 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ‘Make Everyone but the Larry Ellisons of the World Live in Smaller Houses Act’

Call it the McMansion Death Act of 2006.

March 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An astounding life of prayerfulness, humility

The Holy Spirit has spoken.

March 14, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


One-size-fits-all makes no sense for seismic safety or education rules

It was an icon.

March 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Birdbrains’ pour billions into economy

Have you thanked a bird today?

March 12, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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Time for a reality check for Manteca

Ever look reality in the face?

January 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca planning to fail again

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail."

January 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Contrary to what LA may think ‘we’ get it in the 209

"We" - referring to those of us that live, work and play in the Northern San Joaquin Valley - supposedly don't get it when it comes ...

January 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FTC’s much ado about nothing over Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops wants to buy Cabela's for $4.5 billion.

January 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I-5 pileup kills two Mantecans

A 30-vehicle pile-up north of the Grapevine on Interstate 5 killed two people from Manteca.

January 02, 2017 | | Local Columns


Murder takes place in first few minutes of new year

A suspected gang shooting shortly after midnight on New Year's Day left two men injured and one dead at the Southland Mobile Home Park ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


2016: LIFE GOES ON

The big news in Manteca in 2016: Life goes on.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High at crossroads

How $30 million in Measure G bond receipts is spent to modernize Manteca High has the potential to reverberate far beyond the 98-year-old campus.

January 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Driver runs down man on purpose

Manteca Police described it as a violent event - not an accident - when a motorist ran down a pedestrian in the 400 block of Jessie Street ...

January 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon warns of $250 fines for fireworks on New Year’s Eve

Think twice about ringing in 2017 with a bang.

December 30, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Caltrans adds electronic sign along 120 Bypass

An electronic message sign for eastbound 120 Bypass traffic approaching Airport Way is the latest effort by Caltrans in a bid to reduce carnage on ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop lands UPS, Kraft-Heinz in 2016

It's no secret that Lathrop has long been a choice for distribution centers thanks to its close proximity to two key California freeways and ...

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


HOW WILL CITY MANAGE?

Manteca in 2017 could see the return of Caterpillars with a vengeance.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill

The homeowner was miffed.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam lies to young adults about smoking

Does anyone really believe a teen or 20 something that smokes is going to kick the habit because of commercials blaring "the fact" non-smokers make ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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