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New UC motto: ‘Let there be less $245,000+ a year executives’

Jerry Brown could set the tone – and change the attitude of apparently many at the upper echelons of state bureaucracies – if he issues an executive order on his first day as California governor to eliminate any position in the University of California system paying $245,000 a year or more.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Words of faith: ‘The light begins in the darkness’

It was perhaps the darkest time of the Great Recession in Manteca.

December 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Government keeps on giving itself more & more control

I intend to become a lawbreaker.

December 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas moments suitable for sitcom

As usual, I scrambled at the last minute for Christmas shopping.

December 29, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca must wisely forge financial waters in making Great Wolf deal

Two of Great Wolf Resorts' water parks are underwater.

December 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for not dividing Manteca between supervisors

Manteca is a divided city.

December 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Acorn in pocket adds to memories

It's more than just an acorn.

December 27, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


High speed rail is permanent job killer for Southern San Joaquin Valley

There is something deliciously ironic about the first operable segment of high speed rail in California being between Fresno and Bakersfield.

December 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yuletide memories live on in our hearts

Christmas memories flavor our yuletide seasons for years to come. It was my hope to touch on the happier side of life no matter how simple it might have been at the time. The fact that some things of a positive nature can stay with us and be passed on to our children and often from generation to generation is a gift in itself.

December 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Santa could learn a thing or two from Uncle Sam

Santa is a rank amateur when it comes to keeping tabs on you.

December 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Save the howls for any suggestion of splitting taxes with Great Wolf Resorts

Allowing a tidal wave of discontent over "local" access to a 70,000-square-foot indoor water park capsize the proposed Great Wolf Resort wouldn't make any sense if the economic numbers really do work for Manteca.

December 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Catching full lunar eclipse at the winter solstice

I hurried outside into the parking lot of the Manteca Bulletin as I took a quick break from work. The time was 1:37 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

December 22, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Turning sewer land into cash cow for Manteca

Great Wolf Resorts could - if the numbers work out - become the Mother Lode of all Manteca Redevelopment Agency endeavors.

December 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why my mom branched out to an artificial tree

Do not - I repeat - do not go hunting for a Christmas tree with someone who is pursuing a double major in engineering and architecture.

December 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t let fear of falling stop you from climbing life’s mountains

I was laying flat on my face inches from a 1,500 foot vertical drop along a ledge on the back side of the final leg of the trail up Mt. Whitney.

December 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop's new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens' concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

June 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ultimately Ford did have a better idea

I love top 10 lists. You know the ones. The 10 best places to live. The 10 weirdest places to hang glide. The 10 proven ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Widening Airport Way

Those who travel Airport Way for commuting or head down it to shop at Costco on the weekend know that navigating the stretch between Daniels ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs

The Lathrop City Council gets a shakeup every two years.

June 20, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Want to run for Ripon school board?

Ripon Unified - in conjunction with the League of Women Voters - is conducting an informational workshop for potential candidates seeking to run Nov. 8 in the ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead: Manteca Needs to help homeless

Debby Moorhead wants the city to step up its efforts to address the growing number of homeless Manteca.

June 20, 2016 | | Local Columns


Boot camp combines learning with fun

Juvraj Sidhu enjoyed his time at the 2016 STEM Summer Camp.

June 20, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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