Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 3, 2012
The Donner Party came to California 170 years ago.
Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago was what might politely be called a pigsty.
Politicians usually try to look like they're keeping their campaign promises, at least until they get sworn in. Only then do they start mumbling about changed circumstances and the difficulty of dealing with Congress (even if their party controls Congress, as Donald Trump's does).
If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for page views so they can pocket money from advertisers, you will read how Manteca is one of the cruelest communities on the face of earth.
A Manteca woman in her mid-50s claimed she was sexually assaulted Friday evening at the Angels massage parlor in the 1100 block of East Yosemite Avenue by a male masseuse. The parlor is located in a strip of shops on the south side of Yosemite Avenue facing north.
The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.
Melvin Kauffman goes to work four days a week at Delta A/C Supply in Lathrop. His day-to-day routine is mostly desk work such as opening the mail. And once in a while, he gets his truck loaded up with products ordered by customers and delivers them to the construction site.
There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.
Candidates for the upcoming 2017 Almond Blossom Queen Contest gathered Saturday morning to hear what is going to be expected of them prior and during the three day festival on the last weekend of February.
The Manteca City Council election is almost over.
These are dangerous times we are living in.
I saw a meme on Facebook last week that showed a bunch of twentysomethings blocking a freeway with the caption "this is what happens when you give kids trophies for losing."
Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.
My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.
Is there a new dawn in Manteca?
Free tuition - as some struggling students pointed out to the Associated Press this week - doesn't mean free college.
George Buljan was the City of Roseville mayor in the 1980s.
Want to see how drug use can destroy a neighborhood?
Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That's enough water based ...
In a way, Jim Anderson has already accomplished nearly everything one could ask for.
How advantageous is it for the Building Industry Association of the Delta headed by Jon Beckman who once served as a councilman in the fairly ...
Some 53 years later it is apparent the Free Speech Movement spawned at the University of California at Berkeley comes with a big asterisk - * as ...
"Tell your parents they shouldn't vote for Nixon-Agnew."
Starbucks apparently has two types of corporate citizenship - conscience and de-conscience.
So-called "flushable" wipes and diapers are creating havoc with Ripon's wastewater treatment plant by plugging up the system.
Residents of Lathrop used slightly more water in 2016 than they did the year before, increasing consumption less than one percent over the previous year ...
Manteca - working in concert with surrounding communities as it has done three times before - has help set in motion a critical upgrade for Highway 120.
The Manteca Museum marks its 25th year this July.
Elevating the Mary Tyler Moore show to the cultural status of Beowulf - the oldest surviving long poem in Old English - is a bit disconcerting.