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Ripon Unified keeps board meetings at council chambers

In recent years, the Ripon Unified school board has conducted most of its monthly meetings in the Council Chambers.

November 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ripon starts season with tree lighting

The Ripon Christmas tree lighting ceremony kicks off the Christmas season in Ripon on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of First and Locust in Ripon.

November 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firefighters’ feast included smoked turkey

It was a "smoked Thanksgiving turkey" that got the raves at Manteca's Union Road fire station Thursday from family members. The cooks, however, didn't get to eat until 9 p.m., because they were out on a series of fire and medical calls.

November 27, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


WORLD WAR I MURAL

The fifth and final installment of arguably the most ambitious mural project in the Northern San Joaquin Valley is now underway.

November 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Acorn 2.0 sprouts successfully

Physical fitness and mental sharpness go hand in hand.

November 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Black Friday: Not exactly mankind’s finest moment

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first ran on Nov. 28, 2002

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Since when is vigilantism the answer to problems?

Apparently, homeowners around Stella Brockman Elementary School believe that somebody in their neighborhood is trapping their cats and then releasing them outside of the city limits because, I'm guessing, they're a nuisance.

November 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop may slash number of meetings

Could the Lathrop Planning Commission be the next governing body to cut their monthly meeting dates in half?

November 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Man shot in hip during drive-by

A 23-year-old male was struck in his hip during a drive-by shooting as he was walking in the 500 block of West Alameda Street Thursday at 2:38 p.m.

November 24, 2017 | | Local Columns


Making room(s) for money

Manteca's fastest growing source of municipal revenue since 2013 isn't property tax nor is it sales tax.

November 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


30-YEAR TRADITION

Thirty years ago, Jim Todd showed up at Northgate Park with less than a dozen people for a pickup flag football game the day before Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Sharing their blessings

Jeff Liotard didn't want just another community Thanksgiving dinner.

November 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


We all owe a tremendous debt for the gift called America

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Nov. 21. 2007

November 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We were fools for letting Manson live

Charles Manson lived 48 years too long.

November 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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 ...

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


Measure C pays for five police officers

When Lathrop voters overwhelmingly approved a one-cent sales tax increase to pay for essential city services, all that anybody knew was that the Lathrop-Manteca Fire ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks to switch basins for groundwater rules

In addition to showing just how much California is lacking in long-term water storage, the most recent California drought also exposed how dependent cities across ...

January 29, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Auto thefts in Manteca drop 13.5%

Manteca's vehicle thefts in raw numbers last year were at the lowest since 2013 and 58.3 percent lower than in 2005 when 2 ...

January 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bishop appointed for Stockton Diocese

The announcement that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Myron Cotta to be the new shepherd of the Diocese of Stockton is "exciting" news to Catholics ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local Columns


ALL IN THE FAMILY (CITY)

Credit a teen-age "labor dispute" involving weeds leading to Cabral Motors being Manteca's oldest dealership in the same family entering its 61st year as ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local Columns


New baby warning: Life can kill you

I bought a new car in November.

January 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Building a future for high school students while addressing housing needs

Manteca needs affordable housing.

January 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Welcome to Portland: Where the guy with the knife is running away

I don't ever plan on leaving California.

January 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bank on them not growing with the little guy

Opening your own savings account as a kid was once a rite of passage.

January 25, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Library Park homeless ‘occupation’ has abated

The homeless aren't "occupying" Library Park as they used to do.

January 24, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The deals: Great Wolf vs. Amazon

The deal of the century - at least from the perspective of the City of Manteca at this point in time - is in what apparently are ...

January 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon cuts water use in December by 15 percent

Wet weather has pelted the area with more rain in the forecast.

January 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Truck traffic prompts rehab of Harlan Road

Travelers along Harlan Road over the course of the next two months might be subjected to delays as the city works to repair the extensive ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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