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Ripon garden tour: The best of all worlds

Taking part in the annual September Stroll garden tour fund-raiser sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club is always a win-win situation in more ways than one or two.

September 04, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Labor built our military might & Twin Towers

The temperatures are in the 90s still.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What would Andy & his son Opie think of Bass Pro’s fishing department?

Dad died in 1965.

September 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $144,690 question & other thoughts on pay

Is being city manager of Manteca worth paying someone $144,690 a year?

September 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Orchard Valley foray proves downtown can win people’s hearts

You don't need a crystal ball to see what direction downtown Manteca needs to take.

September 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a ‘reasonable time’ to get rid of residency rule for city manager

At least once - if not twice a month - for over 30 months Richard Hansen made his way to the City Council podium to ask basically the same question: When is City Manager Steve Pinkerton going to move to Manteca?

September 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To those who have a cow over meat production

It is one of the greatest mysterious of our time.

August 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A realistic step to enhance the Manteca Library

You need wheels.

August 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Profit Gouging & Exploitation is at it again

PG&E is not a business.

August 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The apple’s not rotten so Steve’s departure won’t make a difference

The world is not going to fall apart because Steve is departing.

August 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alan Thomas has helped keep Manteca golf course in the green

Alan Thomas' critics will likely never give him his due.

August 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commerce, as propane rail car fire underscores, comes with risks

Life isn't without risk.

August 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teachers helping others one quilt at a time

RIPON - Elementary school teachers definitely have heart – especially when they see a need. It's amazing how many adults I have interviewed who clearly remember their kindergarten through second grade teachers when they were youngsters in the primary grades.

August 24, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


You can get case of the shakes anywhere in US

Why do you live in California?

August 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps there’s a reason for the moniker ‘starving vendors’

"They had no money. They all traded in their clunkers and bought new wheels and now they got their cars repossessed. Some of them just walked around and got fatter while others socialized or played with vendor's items. What else are they going to do? No money here or anyplace else in the valley. Economy is completely shot along 99 from Marysville to the Grapevine. Economically disadvantaged area and people just go through the motions. Tire-kickers, teenagers pushing strollers, overweight welfare moochers.... they're all there."

August 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Of those using skin tone for advancing bigoted agenda

Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of lies and the liars who tell them.

November 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 3, 2012

November 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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