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Supreme court case obscenely out of step with the times

What is obscene cussing and should the government regulate it?

January 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs different path for code enforcement

It is obvious a city doesn't adopt rules just to adopt rules.

January 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Question: When is it OK for teens to get too much UV rays?

Sacramento can't control its urge to spend more money than they collect but they can tell the rest of us how to go about living our lives.

January 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Color me pink: No more car payment to BofA

I'm seeing pink today.

January 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Family tragedy hits close to home for principal

Lathrop Elementary School Principal David Silveira knows what the stricken Chavez family is going through.

January 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Changing lives of 2,100 people through HOPE

A Manteca success story can be found at 528 West Yosemite Avenue.

January 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why Pepsi products never appeared in the movie “Ben”

Decon apparently has a competitor.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You have a chance to say thank-you to an American hero Jan. 14

A hero is coming to Manteca.

January 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Saga of Manteca Police weapons in wrong hands

A simple conversation with a freelance photographer while we were on a short vacation over the holidays evolved into a dramatic saga about three MP-5 automatic weapons being sent to the Manteca Police Department some 28 years ago.

January 02, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


What do taxis & bonus bucks have in common? Higher prices for consumers

Why should Manteca - or any city for that matter - restrict the number of taxi cabs or cab companies that can operate in its jurisdiction?

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next big trends? Multi-generational & smaller homes

Jerry Brown was right.

January 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flo gave Manteca more than 15 minutes of fame

The 1997 New Year's floods was the worst disaster to hit the decade of the 1990s. It put Manteca in the national and international news.

December 31, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Flooding: Ignorance isn’t bless

It was the defining moment of the January 1997 floods.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Distracted driving entails much more than just cell phones

I made a big mistake Friday.

December 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ugly duckling transformation for Manteca is now under way

Clarese Anderson's first impression of Manteca wasn't what one might call favorable.

December 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1M BLOCK REDO?

It will cost almost $150,000 to do the necessary engineering, design work, and environmental studies to fulfill a Manteca City Council decision to rip ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PEDALING SWEET FUN

Jon Anderson was first introduced to organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, better known as BMX as a young boy in the 70s by ...

July 05, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Dinner honors pioneer families, helps cemetery

The public is invited to an old-fashioned Prairie Dinner Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Manteca. Guests may even come to the sumptuous dinner ...

July 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Lathrop extends pact with SJ County sheriff

The San Joaquin County Sherriff's Department will provide contracted police services to the City of Lathrop for another year.

July 05, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What are a few deaths if Google & Tesla can make more money?

It is important to determine whether Joshua Brown was watching Harry Potter on a DVD player when he drove into history May 7 as the ...

July 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss

The grumblings have already started.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop's new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens' concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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