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AK-47 era: Play time is no longer cops & robbers

•Seventy law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty during 2012 in the United States. Forty-nine of them were gunned down.

October 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Psst. Want some street grade Oreos?

The latest abuse of rats comes from Connecticut College.

October 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Insurance isn’t meant to be a lottery ticket

Why are insurance rates so high?

October 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firms believe it is better to take from Manteca than to give

Giving isn't a two-way street for some corporations.

October 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To wear a tie or not wear a tie: That is the question

Barack Obama is no Richard Nixon.

October 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stupid streaking stunt leads to horrific tragedy

We were bicycling over Daggett Pass when a semi-truck passed us.

October 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A sure thing set aside to go after Great Wolf deal

How Great Wolf Resorts came knocking on Manteca's door three years ago is the result of what Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford might describe as a blown opportunity.

October 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The story of ‘The Good Capitalist’

Toni Raymus isn't a writer by trade.

October 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does growth or existing Manteca residents ‘pay their own way’?

Here's a shocker. Unless you own a home that has an assessed taxable value of $825,000 you aren't paying enough property taxes to cover the City of Manteca's cost of extending day-to-day services ranging from police and fire protection to parks and street maintenance for a household of three people.

October 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


School’s out for a week: Let the learning begin

School was out Monday. It was the start of the week-long fall break for Manteca Unified.

October 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to kill a federally protected eagle? Place a wind turbine on the Altamont Pass

Want to see what green hypocrisy looks like?

October 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Federal follies: We’re going to pay for bonus vacation time

Federal employees are different from you and I.

October 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Biggest threat to Manteca Kaiser Hospital is quake safety overkill

The clock is ticking for the Manteca Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

October 10, 2013 | | Local Columns


About that fun relative named ‘pain’

Pain is relative.

October 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What rules? City of Manteca has no need to enforce no stinking rules

There is a private firm recycling e-waste Oct. 18-19 in the parking lot near Kohl's.

October 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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‘Catching the bug’ leads to 27 years with MPD

Manteca Police Captain Tony Souza is stepping down after 27 years of serving and protecting the city's residents.

April 09, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA APRIL 21

If you want to give Manteca a little love then mark Saturday, April 21, on your calendar.

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S BASEBALL GREAT

Milo Candini may not be enshrined in Cooperstown but he is arguably the greatest Major League Baseball player ever to hail from Manteca.

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City works to get impromptu dump cleared

The rubble left several months ago after a developer leveled boarded up houses in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue to prepare for the ...

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zuckerberg et al: Foxes guard The hen house

Nasim Aghdam shooting up YouTube headquarters in San Bruno is an unbalanced and inexcusable act by any civilized standard.

April 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Today’s ‘Dr. Phil’ show: Those Manteca haters

"I'm Dr. Phil, welcome to our show.

April 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why a vehicle emissions waiver for California makes sense

There are 3,794,013 square miles in the United States.

April 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smartphones & prodding the cattle (customer)

Back in the Stone Age if you wanted to know the cost of an item on a grocery store shelf you picked it up and ...

April 04, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taxes, reality & the free lunch crowd

Patrick Johnston was the incumbent state senator representing San Joaquin County in 1994 when the Manteca Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate's forum at ...

April 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Concrete up next for Ripon bleachers

Progress continues on the Bleacher and Press Box Replacement Project at Stouffer Field.

April 02, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


River Islands will soon start using recycled water

Purple pipe is coming to River Islands.

April 02, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Traffic is the worst on N. Main by Bypass

The top four heaviest traveled street segments in Manteca are adjacent to freeway interchanges.

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton Ports launch season Thursday

The Stockton Ports will honor the 2008 championship team when they open the season on Thursday, April 5, at Banner Island Ballpark.

April 02, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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


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