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Bad times? Most of us have no inkling

These aren't exactly the greatest of times.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bad news for SJ County: There’s no new Mike Machado

The mythical Barkley family of The Big Valley - an ABC TV series that ran from 1965 to 1969 - would recognize much of the terrain of their beloved eastern San Joaquin County.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s all Occupy Wall Street-Ripon- Fresno-French Camp

I'm wrong. The Occupy Wall Street-East Hannibal-Timbuctoo-Salida-Manteca folks are right.

October 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The answer, my friend, to better air quality is blowing in the wind

It is a scene that happens dozens of times – if not more – each day in Manteca.

October 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to rethink entire McKinley Avenue strategy

McKinley Avenue could turn into the Waterloo of 1960s-style growth in Manteca.

October 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Occupy Wall Street doesn’t reflect the remaining 99%

A tear wells up in Jacqueline Siegel's eye as she tells her story to a Wall Street Journal reporter.

October 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FALL-ING IN LOVE

"The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,

October 22, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cell tower: Turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse

Travel Moffat Boulevard and you'll come across a bit of hope inspired by Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez.

October 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Add 25 cents to first-class stamp price

The United States Postal Service lost $8 billion last year.

October 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam will force kids to breath dirty diesel fumes

If Uncle Sam were a real human and not just a caricature for the United States he'd be investigated for child cruelty by Children Protection Services.

October 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A cup of water in dark of night changed his life

RIPON - The value of life, the value of one's faith, the determination to make the world a better place and to survive and prosper despite the challenges created by polio was an awe-inspiring message delivered at Saturday's Main Street Day in Ripon's downtown.

October 19, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Justice becoming scare commodity in SJ County

Good-bye People's Court.

October 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tear down that wall, Mr. Weatherford

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

October 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To those turning their nose up at $15-an-hour jobs

"Distribution jobs in Manteca at $15 an hour doesn't qualify as good paying jobs."

October 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Opposing the proposal to limit deductibility of charitable gifts

For a region still struggling with some of the worst economic conditions on record – a region that even before the economy tanked, lagged the rest of the nation in philanthropic giving – proposals by the administration and the so-called "Super Committee" to decrease the deductibility of charitable gifts are a very bad idea that could severely damage our communities and set a dangerous precedent.

October 16, 2011 | By ANDY PROKOP President & CEO, United Way of San Joaquin County | Local Columns


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Ben Cantu & Manteca’s three-peat

Manteca - that once billed itself as "The Crossroads of California" in the 1980s before adopting the moniker "The Family City" - is at a crossroads.

August 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Doctors Hospital Auxiliary awards $20K in scholarships

The Doctors Hospital Auxiliary has again distributed more than $20,000 in college scholarships to area students who are at least beginning their third year ...

August 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop lands Kraft Heinz

It was a huge blow for the city when Lathrop's 51-year-old glass manufacturing facility was shuttered for good in 2013.

August 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


LOSING PRIVILEGES

A small but growing number of Manteca residents are singing the blues because their efforts not to pay more green by continually placing garbage in ...

August 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Celebration for 6 Ripon centenarians

Six women now in their second century were lauded during a celebration at Bethany Homes.

August 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Police plan community meeting

Ripon Police want to learn about neighborhood issues as well as arm residents with information on how they can help combat crime.

August 08, 2016 | | Local Columns


Revving up for Project HERO opening

Duke Cooper revved up his supped up 1969 Camaro Friday in front of the Manteca Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign War Post 6311.

August 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Developers push Manteca closer to year round schools

The party is almost over.

August 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City is risking Manteca High student safety with Garfield

Garfield Avenue between Moffat Boulevard and Yosemite Avenue is a symbol of what ails Manteca.

August 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Handcuffing: It helps avoid deadly force

About 15 years ago I took a phone call from an angry citizen.

August 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca faces non-fulfilling growth ahead

The 3.9 percent growth cap doesn't matter any longer. With its rollover feature of unused sewer allocations builders - if they so desired and ...

August 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S NUMBER: 3.9%

Manteca set the trend when it comes to controlled growth in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2,852 homes built during past 8 years in Manteca

It took Escalon 164 years to reach its current population of 7,388.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Did Eggman violate federal donation law?

The Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Congresman Jeff Denham may be in hot water after a series of campaign contributions with an embattled Sacramento Congressman ...

August 01, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


No challengers so far for 3 SSJID seats

All three board members up for reelection for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board of Directors are seeking another term.

August 01, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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