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SJ agency protecting PG&E profits

A lot has happened since June 2009 when South San Joaquin Irrigation District filed its current application before the San Joaquin Local Area Formation Commission to become the retail electricity provider for Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon.

April 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California may soon be ablaze in orange, red & black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Easter weekend fun: Egg hunts, beer & more

To make sure this weekend is not all about glazed ham, rack of lamb and chocolate desserts, sign up for the 10th annual Easter Run and Fun on Saturday, April 19, at the beautiful Lodi Lake at 8 a.m. There will also be a children's Fun Run at 9:20 a.m. All 5K and 10K runners and walkers receive a shirt, pancake breakfast, and a raffle entry. Proceeds will benefit the Lodi Salvation Army's Hope Harbor Family Service Center. For more info go to lodieasterrun.com.

April 17, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BELL RINGER

For the dozens of people that are flooding into a converted movie theater in Downtown Stockton, it's a seemingly average Saturday night.

April 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More water for fish could lead to ecological Armageddon

The late Stan Nader Sr. was a member of a family whose cattle ranching roots in Placer County go back to the 1870s.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DUI victim struggles to get life back on course

Her fear of being judged by a room full of police officers at a San Diego County Mothers Against Drink Driving awards luncheon was short lived.

April 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


How about death penalty for ignoring constitution?

Phil Wyman makes Shakespeare look like a wimp.

April 10, 2014 | | Local Columns


BugFest in Stockton, rodeo fun in Oakdale

The Men's Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ripon Post 1051 will host its Seafood Platter at 12455 West Ripon Road on Saturday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be 50/50 raffle and a DJ entertaining the guests. Donation of $15 per person is recommended.

April 10, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


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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


Mossdale Landing Park will add six lights for safety

One of Lathrop's largest parks is about to get a big upgrade.

March 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


School district hopes to work with city on Moffat safety

Manteca High - as the city grows - will likely see its enrollment swell by 500 with most of those students coming from south of the 120 ...

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHAVING FOR A CAUSE

This is a story about a retired police chief, shaving a beard, a generous new enterprise in Manteca, kids with a lot of courage, people ...

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORKING TOWARD SOLUTION

Manteca's economic game plan is more than just landing a water park resort and additional distribution centers.

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California not going to legal pot

Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento finally agree on something - high taxes and over regulation are killing business.

March 26, 2018 | | Local Columns


Uber granted license to kill by Arizona

Uber and the gaggle of tech companies pouring money into autonomous vehicle development aren't really focused on safety first.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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