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The story of ‘The Good Capitalist’

Toni Raymus isn't a writer by trade.

October 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does growth or existing Manteca residents ‘pay their own way’?

Here's a shocker. Unless you own a home that has an assessed taxable value of $825,000 you aren't paying enough property taxes to cover the City of Manteca's cost of extending day-to-day services ranging from police and fire protection to parks and street maintenance for a household of three people.

October 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


School’s out for a week: Let the learning begin

School was out Monday. It was the start of the week-long fall break for Manteca Unified.

October 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to kill a federally protected eagle? Place a wind turbine on the Altamont Pass

Want to see what green hypocrisy looks like?

October 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Federal follies: We’re going to pay for bonus vacation time

Federal employees are different from you and I.

October 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Biggest threat to Manteca Kaiser Hospital is quake safety overkill

The clock is ticking for the Manteca Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

October 10, 2013 | | Local Columns


About that fun relative named ‘pain’

Pain is relative.

October 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What rules? City of Manteca has no need to enforce no stinking rules

There is a private firm recycling e-waste Oct. 18-19 in the parking lot near Kohl's.

October 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will CEOs of today undo what Henry Ford help create?

Henry Ford is the man.

October 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maxwell Smart would love the wearable tech

There he was.

October 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What shutdown? We have zombie government

We do not have a federal government shutdown.

October 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam doing its stepchild city named Stockton a big favor

Why does Uncle Sam care more about Detroit than Stockton?

October 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They have the worst handicap of all — no heart

The late model blue Toyota Camry flipped a semi U-turn to take the parking space near the front of the Main Street SaveMart in Manteca.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified Future Ed: Where learning has a purpose

Jason Messer was clear on one point.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared in September 2011.

September 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Ripon Christian starts 2017 graduation season

The playing of "Pomp and Circumstance" in Ripon begins on Friday, May 26.

May 08, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dorothy Indelicato, member of winery family & tireless volunteer passes on

Dorothy Indelicato, who paired her family's successful wine business with community service, passed away Friday at age 84.

May 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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