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Elmer Harper: A CHP officer who had passion

Elmer Harper was a man among men who lived his life to make a difference. His passion in life was being an effective lifesaving emergency responder.

July 31, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


3Rs help with handling your conflicts

It's difficult to stay calm when a co-worker is peering over your shoulder trying to make sure you complete your assignment accurately, or when a well-meaning family members is watching over your plate to make sure you don't stray from your diet.

July 31, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Costly foreclosure crisis lessons for San Joaquin Valley

There is a reason why five of the top 10 metro areas for foreclosures in the United States are in the Central Valley with four of those in the San Joaquin Valley portion.

July 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernias, butter knives & doing crazy things

A 63-year-old Glendale man takes a butter knife and stabs himself in the stomach in a futile bid to remove a protruding hernia.

July 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pigeon named ‘Buddy’ rules the roost cooing with the cats

As I was checking on the little dog at Manteca's animal shelter Wednesday that was dropped out of a pickup truck window the day before, I discovered a volunteer winged mascot that had joined the devoted family of workers.

July 28, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


SJ Supervisors to 685,306 residents: You don’t matter

Strange things are happening in Stockton.

July 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to pull plug on Lathrop-Manteca Fire District?

It's time to lay all of the cards on the table.

July 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Want some reading that will curl your hair?

July 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My goal must be to keep nurseries in the money

I've got a problem. Strike that. I have a serious addiction.

July 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How BLD got Manteca into the ball game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

July 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Slumlord may come to your neighborhood

Brace yourself. Uncle Sam, the country's biggest slumlord, may soon be coming to your neighborhood.

July 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Summer respite along Stanislaus

RIPON – Daniel Perrioni stood on the bank of the Stanislaus River and dipped his toes into the cold, fast-moving water below.

July 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Yosemite tragedy underscores the power of nature

I fell in love one glorious April day on the Mist Trail.

July 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Personal videos can enhance Manteca Police transparency

The gang-related stabbings that occurred in the parking lot outside of Big League Dreams after the Fourth of July aerial fireworks involved just a few individuals.

July 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Courts: We need reform, not just slice & dice

The economy is producing a bumper crop of lemons yet the government isn't making lemonade.

July 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | 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 ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead and tell me to take a hike

The mountains call.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The criminal homeless 2: Manteca: 0

Manteca is about to lose another round to the criminal homeless.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Credits for MUSD students

College prep is a big component of secondary education.

April 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Workshop on MUSD budget on Tuesday

The Manteca Unified board will conduct a study session Tuesday on the proposed preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ELECTION FRAUD CHARGE

The third Manteca Unified school board trustee to be charged with election fraud in the last 12 months is claiming that it's an attempt ...

April 23, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


PLANET PARTY ROCKS

Planet Party Day offered up some mixed blessing on Friday.

April 23, 2016 | Vicky Norman-Eddy | Local Columns


Waters is ending fire chief career

Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters is leaving city employment to work as a respiratory therapist helping with sick newborns at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

April 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop High conducts mass evacuation

It took all of 20 minutes for students, teachers and staff at Lathrop High Wednesday to file into the stadium from their place on campus ...

April 23, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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