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KEEPING MUSD ‘SMALL’

Manteca Unified is school district of 24,500 students on its way to becoming 50,000 students if all of the housing plans in Manteca and Lathrop come to fruition.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PRECARIOUS WATER YEAR AHEAD

South San Joaquin Irrigation District is caught in a Catch-22 that could make water conservation the highest priority in the coming months for farmers as well as the cities of Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

February 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnel repackaged by Brown as Myopic Tunnel

Oh, joy.

February 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Opioid ‘crisis’: Carte blanche not justified

All life is precious.

February 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Protecting Ripon High’s Indian heritage

There are at least 84 public schools in California that have Native American names as mascots.

February 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wrong solutions for 2 of 3 local housing markets

Perhaps the wrong generation is being tapped to find the answer to affordable housing needs in Manteca and other communities under the unique influence of the tech-driven Bay Area economy.

February 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to create enough ‘new’ water for a city of 474,000

If you want to make a dent in California's perpetual water crisis you need to take a little trip.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawsuit threatened over Lathrop Road

The residents that are unhappy about the City of Lathrop's decision to widen Lathrop Road have been anything but quiet about how they feel.

February 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cities seek seat on SJ County flood board

Currently the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency is managed by the City of Stockton, the County of San Joaquin and the San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Management District.

February 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


TIDEWATER SOUTHERN

Bicyclists and walkers today cover the ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making way for granny flats

Your backyard could hold the key to you keeping your home, generating extra income, or allowing you to retire with more financial security while helping ease the growing housing shortage.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State being charitable with what’s due Uncle Sam

The ends do not justify the means.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1,600 students are vulnerable to an attack

There will never be a solution per se for the homeless problem as defined as no one left living on the streets.

February 01, 2018 | | Local Columns


Teens, Manteca problems & the council election

Wayne Flores back in the early 1990s made an issue not of just the need for more jobs but the growing frustrations many parents had that once their children graduated high school and landed a job in the community they grew up in, the possibility of them buying a home in Manteca was shaky.

January 30, 2018 | | Local Columns


Trash talk: It doesn’t win games or effect change

Trash talking doesn't win games.

January 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


Remember when Brown didn’t favor immigrants?

"There is something a little strange about saying, 'Let's bring in 500,000 more people,' when we can't take care of the one ...

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no time to kill at 99, 62, 25 or 17 years

There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave

March 31, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sharing your info with Uncle Sam & Facebook

My grandmother wasn't a big fan of those year-end letters.

March 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget clowns; fear the scary rubber ducky

I am dead man walking.

March 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must address future homeless issue

The most pressing quality of life issue in the upcoming Manteca municipal election is homelessness.

March 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pulling weeds, Body Pump & use it or lose it

I live in a house that has an alley. That means every year in order to beat the Manteca Fire Department weed inspection - it gets ...

March 27, 2018 | | Local Columns


Classrooms taking shape at Colony Oak

Reconstruction at Colony Oak Elementary School continues to move forward despite the current wet conditions.

March 26, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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