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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


American success story taking shape at Louise & Main

Hope and faith - with a healthy dash of sweat - can be found on the corner of Louise Avenue and North Main Street.

October 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Guess why retailer Chose Manteca: It’s due to city maximizing lure

One store doth not a recovery make.

October 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Donner Party would have tough time understanding our fears today

The Donner Party came to California 170 years ago.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miracle on Moffat Boulevard

Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago was what might politely be called a pigsty.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will the real Donald Trump please stand up?

Politicians usually try to look like they're keeping their campaign promises, at least until they get sworn in. Only then do they start mumbling ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Columns


About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for ...

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Masseuse charged with sexual assault against a woman

A Manteca woman in her mid-50s claimed she was sexually assaulted Friday evening at the Angels massage parlor in the 1100 block of East Yosemite ...

November 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Collection blitz yields 559 turkeys

The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HARD WORK PAYS OFF

Melvin Kauffman goes to work four days a week at Delta A/C Supply in Lathrop. His day-to-day routine is mostly desk work such as ...

November 21, 2016 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9 vying for 2017 Almond Blossom title

Candidates for the upcoming 2017 Almond Blossom Queen Contest gathered Saturday morning to hear what is going to be expected of them prior and during ...

November 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Attention Millenials: Deal with it

I saw a meme on Facebook last week that showed a bunch of twentysomethings blocking a freeway with the caption "this is what happens when ...

November 17, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing

The State Water Control Board's 3,500-page plan to dismantle the Northern San Joaquin Valley economy in a bid for a net gain of ...

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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