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Bay Area more restrictive than Manteca in public forum free speech

Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep Manson disciple behind bars for his part in two murders

If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judge blocks IRS from helping H&R Block squish the competition

There is nothing more dreadful than the IRS in terms of confusing heavy-handedness.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A penny for your thoughts costs 2.41 cents

The odds are you are swimming in pennies.

February 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strangers lend a helping hand for strangers

A scruffy-looking man and woman were asking for help with a cardboard sign Saturday afternoon at Yosemite and Commerce avenues.

February 04, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Clambake part of 30-year Super Bowl party tradition

There are Super Bowl parties.

February 02, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cursive writing going the way of the slide rule?

Here's a shocker.

February 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49er DIEHARDS

You say you got spirit … that the team colors course through your veins?

February 01, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


CBS gets special treatment from city while Manteca firms get the shaft

The rich and powerful.

January 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The rich lecture us, want to tax us & then pocket every last dime they earn

There's a lot that Al Gore says that makes sense.

January 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put downtown on equal traffic footing with the rest of Manteca

Downtown, who needs it?

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun control & the tale of two senators from Nevada & Calif.

Dianne Feinstein called it right.

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S ‘RIPON’ FIRST

Ripon loves its high school sports teams.

January 28, 2013 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


Texting: Modern babbling but its done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

January 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Rotary makes a difference in the community

Serious community cheerleaders like the Ripon Rotary Club members need your support in making a difference.

January 26, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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#NoFreeSpeech is growing goal of social media

One wonders whether Samuel Clemens would have written any of his classics if social media had been around in the mid-19th century.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nothing says welcome to Manteca like festering blight

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for finally installing concertina wire on top of the fencing surrounding the air conditioning unit at the Manteca Veterans ...

July 31, 2017 | | Local Columns


NIMBYism isn’t the problem. It’s broken promises.

The term NIMBY - not in my backyard - is a lazy label that borders on being patronizing.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop-Manteca Fire District budget tops $9.5 million

Things are changing for the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District.

July 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Snow lingers but conserving water is ongoing concern

It looks like early June on the slopes of the 11,459-foot Sonora Peak - the farthest point eastern point on the Stanislaus River watershed that ...

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Board OKs longer time for public comments

Leo Bennett-Cauchon is no stranger to the lectern at a Manteca Unified Board of Education meeting.

July 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


WENT FROM 60 TO 660

Carlon Perry - a former Manteca mayor who led the effort to secure a permanent home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 and to increase ...

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DOUBLING 120/99 FLOWS

Capacity for traffic transitioning between the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 heading to and from Ripon would double in volume under a Caltrans plan.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky the Squirrel & transgenders

I was stunned.

July 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users

Manteca needs to double down in its battle against the proliferation of illegal fireworks.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From basement to penthouse

The first time I had jury duty – and the only time that I was ever called back to actually speak before a judge prior to ...

July 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the ...

July 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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