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Aiding fraud: It’s what Uncle Sam seems to do well

It's only $1.18 a month.

March 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


First responders risk life & limbs every day

When the first responders – firefighters, policemen and other emergency personnel – rushed to the twin towers of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the main thing on their mind was to save lives. That's what these brave men and women are trained to do. That's their mission. Tragically, on that fateful day, the price they paid was their lives.

March 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Why require some hospitals to withstand an unlikely quake?

It's the $110 billion question plus financing costs: How likely is a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake in Manteca or places like Alturas in Modoc County?

March 03, 2013 | | Local Columns


Almonds: One & a half trees a year is all growers ask

That wonderful elixir of almond blossoms filling the air these days is the scent of spring to many.

March 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going from nation of risk takers to sue-happy nation

A baseball fan turns away from the action at a minor league game in Idaho to chat with a friend. Suddenly, the crowd around him starts yelling. He turns back toward the field and is hit in the eye with a foul ball. Ultimately he loses vision in the eye. He sues.

February 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Growing wrong way means Manteca can dig itself into long-term financial hole

Manteca is growing itself to death.

February 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Penalizing those who obey laws to go after those who break laws

How do you fight lawbreakers?

February 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The SJ Valley awakes from winter slumber

There is something delightfully sinful about jogging this time of year.

February 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ENJOYING RIPON TRADITION

Walking the parade route – before and after – was a new approach for me at writing a column about the Almond Festival on Saturday. You have to admit I had the best seat in the house, never stopping longer than to chat for a few minutes with old friends, or those folks I had never met. After all, a friend is often only a smile and a handshake away.

February 24, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The new math: 49 + 29 = fewer full-time jobs

A side effect of more healthcare insurance coverage is becoming painfully apparent - a less robust economy for those struggling to stay afloat.

February 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Potomac myth: More taxes are good for economy

Taxes - according to more than a few folks in positions of power - stimulate the economy.

February 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A way Manteca can help homeless & clean up the city

Manteca's panhandling ordinance is a bust.

February 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are the rich different? Check out their closets

"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me." - a line written by Scott Fitzgerald in the 1926 short story, The Rich Boy

February 20, 2013 | | Local Columns


Should Delta College sell the farm?

Delta College is mulling over an offer by a developer to buy 160 acres the district owns just northwest of the Highway 99 and Lathrop Road interchange.

February 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to fight back with Ethel Merman at full tilt

I was jogging down Van Ryn Road when I heard Mick Jagger belting out "Satisfaction".

February 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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YEAR OF THE WOLF?

The drive to incorporate Manteca a century ago this May was powered by the lack of a sewer system. The lack of a collective way ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1918: The birth of a city

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking back on Manteca's first 100 years as a city as the centennial ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

The Twitter in Chief has a point.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Skate your way into new year in Modesto

There's something for people of all ages to do in Modesto to ring in 2018 on New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ushering in 2018 with fireworks could cost you $750

Manteca Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd has some advice that could save you at least $750 and keep your house from burning - don't shoot off ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flu bug hits Manteca senior living complex

The Prestige Senior Living retirement home on East Manteca off Louise Avenue is under quarantine due to a rash of residents ill with the flu.

December 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The vision: Santana Row style neighborhood

Mike Atherton - a developer with Manteca roots extending back to the 1980s who led the charge to build homes south of the 120 Bypass - sees ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


APARTMENT RENTS STILL GOING UP IN MANTECA

You can rent a studio apartment in Manteca - assuming you can find a vacancy - for $1,015 a month.

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try this on for size during 2018: Be sweet

Nearly 365 days ago 2017 started with a whole lot of people bristling in anger.

December 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1997: New state law makes it illegal to smoke inside bars

100 years ago

December 29, 2017 | | Local Columns


Big surprise in small box

A day or two before Christmas I stopped by the Second Harvest Food Bank to wish the front office staffers best wishes for the holiday ...

December 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Orchard Valley: Changes for its second decade?

The City of Manteca gets a bad rap regarding the empty space at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley.

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for council to fix Cottage

Cottage Avenue was never intended nor designed to be a collector street.

December 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plated benefits for cutting grass

There is some low hanging fruit the Manteca City Council is not picking in its bid to reduce long-range pension costs.

December 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’ll pay price via premium hikes for the wildfires

That crackling Christmas Day fire - the largest wildfire in recorded state history that continues to burn after scorching an area larger than Rhode Island in ...

December 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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