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No time to kill but why do we save it?

Why are we always so impatient?

June 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FRIVOLOUS ADA LAWSUITS

It's still happening – and this time it's taking place in our own backyard. Predatory American Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits are being filed against small business owners across Manteca. Twenty-one businesses have already been hit, all by Sacramento-area attorney Scott Johnson who has over 3,000 such lawsuits pending throughout California.

June 12, 2014 | By KRISTIN OLSEN California State Assemblywoman | Local Columns


The insanity of safe and sane fireworks

Modesto last month lost nine townhouses to a fast-moving grass fire.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City planning discriminates against workers living in Manteca

The working thesis of the Manteca General Plan is simple. It's all about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


There’s something to be said for riding in a taxi

It was 12:45 a.m. on New Year's Eve (day, technically) and I was standing outside of a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco with no cell phone, no wallet, no ID and five crinkled $1 bills in my pocket.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Brian McClain is an assistant professor for physical and natural sciences at the College of Western Idaho,

June 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the new rage: The $300 ‘perfect’ T-shirt

My idea of a quality T-shirt is a California muscle shirt made by Urban Pipeline.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christian dance show & rodeo this weekend

SONdance presents this year's production entitled "Abundance" at the Ripon Christian High Performing Arts Center located at 435 N. Maple Ave., in Ripon, on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $12 at the door.

June 05, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get farmers on board now for recycled water

How do the folks on the space station orbiting earth right now get fresh drinking water?

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca makes rights of some superior to rights of others

I admire the Manteca Firefighters Association and their dedication to raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

June 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world needs more respect not more fences

Forget that fences make good neighbors.

June 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Santa Barbara tragedy & gun laws

I was shocked, saddened, and angered the other day when I read that some crazy guy in Santa Barbara had killed six innocent people before taking his own life.

June 03, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Local Columns


Weaning Manteca general fund off its addiction to bonus bucks

What does $12.3 million buy?

June 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Smartphones & prodding the cattle (customer)

Back in the Stone Age if you wanted to know the cost of an item on a grocery store shelf you picked it up and ...

April 04, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taxes, reality & the free lunch crowd

Patrick Johnston was the incumbent state senator representing San Joaquin County in 1994 when the Manteca Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate's forum at ...

April 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Concrete up next for Ripon bleachers

Progress continues on the Bleacher and Press Box Replacement Project at Stouffer Field.

April 02, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


River Islands will soon start using recycled water

Purple pipe is coming to River Islands.

April 02, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Traffic is the worst on N. Main by Bypass

The top four heaviest traveled street segments in Manteca are adjacent to freeway interchanges.

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton Ports launch season Thursday

The Stockton Ports will honor the 2008 championship team when they open the season on Thursday, April 5, at Banner Island Ballpark.

April 02, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


CONTROVERSIAL EXPRESSWAY

The proposed Raymus Expressway interchange on Highway 99 was envisioned as part of a direct freeway-to-freeway connection from the 120 Bypass at the McKinley Avenue ...

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TRADE WAR HITS HOME

The trade war has come to the orchards of Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember when Brown didn’t favor immigrants?

"There is something a little strange about saying, 'Let's bring in 500,000 more people,' when we can't take care of the one ...

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no time to kill at 99, 62, 25 or 17 years

There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave

March 31, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sharing your info with Uncle Sam & Facebook

My grandmother wasn't a big fan of those year-end letters.

March 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget clowns; fear the scary rubber ducky

I am dead man walking.

March 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must address future homeless issue

The most pressing quality of life issue in the upcoming Manteca municipal election is homelessness.

March 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pulling weeds, Body Pump & use it or lose it

I live in a house that has an alley. That means every year in order to beat the Manteca Fire Department weed inspection - it gets ...

March 27, 2018 | | Local Columns


Classrooms taking shape at Colony Oak

Reconstruction at Colony Oak Elementary School continues to move forward despite the current wet conditions.

March 26, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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