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The election I had complete faith in voting

Forty-one years ago I voted in my third election.

November 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FREEZER IS BARE

Turkeys R Us has fallen significantly behind in its efforts to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon have a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


14th MANTECA CAR WASH

Two car washes have opened along the Airport Way corridor during the past six months.

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mega distribution center proposal

Manteca's biggest distribution-style concrete tilt-up building is being pursued on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Roth Road as part of the CenterPoint business park.

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$61K raised so far in Lathrop mayor race

To date Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal has raised more than $40,000 for his bid to seek a third term as the city's head elected official.

November 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Children’s Hospital plans satellite center

The Valley Children's Hospital of Madera is announcing building plans for a satellite medical center near Pelandale Road in Modesto – due partly to the "Color the Skies" hot air balloon event held in Ripon as a fund raiser for the some past 10 years organized by Jessica Coleman donating the sizeable proceeds to the hospital.

November 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Leadership Academy at DHM

The Youth Vocational Leadership Academy was launched recently with Ripon community high school juniors and seniors visiting Doctors Hospital of Manteca where they heard from a number of department heads telling of their duties and their department's mission in the medical field.

November 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why I’m working on my next 30 gallons

My day is made every two weeks or so when I'm told I'm better than 13.5.

November 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fear and driving on the Bypass

Dana Solomon avoids "it" like the plague.

November 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s talk about lies and liars that tell them

Lies and the liars who tell them.

November 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Snapping photos of food wasn’t a Kodak moment

The server brought the food to the adjoining table and no sooner had the plates touched the wood, two of the four family members- both teens - whipped out their smartphones and were taking photos.

November 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What a wonderful world

I was sincerely hoping that I would be able to recount to my son that just months after he was born the San Francisco Giants won their fourth World Series title in seven years.

November 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City of Manteca helps drive up housing prices

If you are a renter and are worried you will be priced out of your home or apartment in Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, or Lathrop then you might want to pay attention to five ballot measures.

November 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California lawns: We’re not living in Maryland

The experiment isn't working.

November 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The sins of the father & politics in California

It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 billion plan to build a high speed rail system with only $9.95 billion in hand and a lot of studies that point to a more realistic price tag of $100 billion?

November 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Caltrans adds electronic sign along 120 Bypass

An electronic message sign for eastbound 120 Bypass traffic approaching Airport Way is the latest effort by Caltrans in a bid to reduce carnage on ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop lands UPS, Kraft-Heinz in 2016

It's no secret that Lathrop has long been a choice for distribution centers thanks to its close proximity to two key California freeways and ...

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


HOW WILL CITY MANAGE?

Manteca in 2017 could see the return of Caterpillars with a vengeance.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill

The homeowner was miffed.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam lies to young adults about smoking

Does anyone really believe a teen or 20 something that smokes is going to kick the habit because of commercials blaring "the fact" non-smokers make ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, 2016 can go and take a hike

It's hard for me to come to grips with the fact that 2016 will be a year that everybody will look back on in ...

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Technology crackheads & the seven deadly sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth".

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to try McMansion boarding houses & other options

The biggest farce in Manteca?

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capitol of the Silicon ...

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get serious on affordable housing efforts

Manteca's most expensive apartment rental address - Paseo Villas where a three bedroom two bathroom unit rents for $1,960 a month - backs up to ...

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca code enforcement framed by the ‘Ghost Ship’

Manteca may never have a "Ghost Ship" disaster - the warehouse in Oakland converted illegally into living quarters and an underground music party venue where 36 ...

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should ...

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ll have the salmon, please – extra dry

So apparently the State of California has the perfect idea on how to repopulate the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers with the salmon that they ...

December 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Sacrificing Northern SJV for LA Basin

We are all one California.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Play and work but don’t live in downtown

It's safe to say there are more than a few merchants in the heart of downtown that don't like the idea there is ...

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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