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Survivor’s guide to the streets of Manteca

Turn signal? In Manteca? You don't need to use no stinkin' turn signal to drive in Manteca.

September 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


United States of America: Made by labor

The temperatures are still in the 90s.

August 31, 2013 | | Local Columns


Helping needy: Slamming farmers while praising Internet billionaires

Come October literally hundreds if not thousands of tons of "food" will be plowed under throughout San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to Cowsills: Cover my head with hair? If that were the only place, I’d be happy

I admit I'm a candidate for the missing link.

August 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The working poor discover 29 + 49 + 89 adds up to less money & still no healthcare

During the early stages of the foreclosure crisis I got into a heated phone exchange with Congressman Jerry McNerney's communications director.

August 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If $150 fee goes away Cal Fire needs “George Runner Rule”

Wildfires, they say, are getting worse.

August 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘This is where we’ll fight it, boys’

MI-WUK VILLAGE – It's going to take more than a bucket of water and hoses to extinguish the Rim Fire.

August 27, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Southside Park: The city cuts the grass, gangs own the turf

Southside is unlike any other city park.

August 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember the good old days when saying ‘I’m bored’ wasn’t a prelude to a thrill kill

"We were bored and didn't have anything to do so we decided to kill somebody." - what one of three teen suspects in a thrill kill told police in Oklahoma.

August 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would Louisa Clapp view her namesake ‘lane’ as ugly today?

Louisa Clapp arrived in what is now known as Manteca in 1849 with her husband Noah.

August 23, 2013 | | Local Columns


Manteca decides smoking in parks less obnoxious than Big Government

Manteca is not New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's kind of town.

August 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Breathable air or drive-thru windows?

Enjoying the air quality of the last few days?

August 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Privacy, helmet cams, ‘The Truman Show’ & Big Brother

Face it. You are Jim Carrey and you are the star of "The Truman Show."

August 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No yolk. Uncle Sam may require $11.2B chicken cage investment

QUESTION: If a chicken rancher has 50,000 chickens and he has to pay $40 a hen for new roomier cages to meet a state mandate how much of the cost are consumers going to absorb?

August 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother nature’s secret plan to kill us: Cow moo-thane

Got gas?

August 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Quintessential family man & Pumpkin King George Perry Sr. dies at age 99

George Perry Sr. was more than just the man who planted the seeds nearly a half century ago for what would blossom into the largest ...

June 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you pay 8 cents a day to make Manteca better?

The Manteca City Council is about to go from being fiscally conservative to being fiscally responsible. There is a big difference

June 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going to pot is raising a stink in Colorado

Pot smells.

June 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Best stress-reliever on the planet

I grew up fishing.

June 09, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Kmart blues: Manteca voted with its feet

Who killed Kmart in Manteca?

June 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh

Forget Paris - or Pittsburgh for the matter. I'd rather have Bakersfield.

June 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A modest plan to make Manteca a better place

Manteca's future is too important to be left to bean counters.

June 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Buying into $400B health care plan without funding it

If you signed a contract to buy an $89,000 Cadillac Escalade with no idea of how you were going to pay for it you ...

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car takes out power pole in rural Manteca accident

The driver of a car that crashed in rural South Manteca left a bouquet of red roses on the front seat of the vehicle where ...

June 05, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Firefighters knock down Lathrop market blaze

Multiple calls from citizens late Sunday afternoon brought four engines from the Lathrop-Manteca and Manteca fire departments to the La Reina Supermarket due to fire ...

June 05, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop takes look at levee efforts for 200-year protection

Last year the City of Lathrop received the necessary "finding of adequate progress" that will allow them to continue to develop within the 200-year flood ...

June 05, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


½ cent sales tax covers 30 of 108 police, fire positions

A half a cent is making it possible for Manteca to hire 15 police officers and 15 firefighters when the next fiscal year starts in ...

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may make citizens’ water board permanent

Manteca municipal leaders have declared water conservation is here to stay even with the end of the most recent drought.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Ongoing urban renewal in the 600 and 700 blocks of Grant Avenue and Lincoln Avenue could get a $17 million boost.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

June 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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