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Time to make alarm companies pull their weight in City of Manteca

The uproar this past week over a city coding error that sent Janis Music a $700 bill for false alarms that turned out to actually have been alarms set off by criminal activity nicely masks a much bigger outrage: Why are Manteca taxpayers indirectly subsidizing alarm companies?

November 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cutting classes, not shaking hands & monitoring social media sites

Back in 1939 my mother - then a junior at Lincoln High of Lincoln in Placer County - and several of her friends decided to cut school and head out to a swimming hole near Bear River.

November 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He was one of the good ones

I admit that I didn't know Fred Millner all that well.

November 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to cut weight? Count pink slips for FDA employees

In my day I could polish off an entire extra-large combo pizza - sausage and pepperoni - in nothing flat.

November 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A car is much more likely to kill you if you live in Manteca

There were 2,626,418 deaths in the United States in 2015.

November 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taste of Ripon set in downtown area

The Taste of Ripon Wine Stroll can be a warm and romantic way to start the Christmas season in the historic Ripon business district on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 6 until 9 p.m.

November 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Safer streets: Lathrop seeks to improve sidewalks

The City of Lathrop is hoping that they'll get at least a piece of the $19.8 million of Measure K funds that is up for grabs for local municipalities to assist with specific projects.

November 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca Urgent Care opens in downtown

An urgent care center has opened its doors in downtown Manteca.

November 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca growing to 106,308

It took the City of Manteca 67 years to reach a population of 32,000 from the time of its incorporation to 1985.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s a bad Apple (and Samsung) on our roads

There is perhaps another reason why Apple doesn't want police to easily access iPhones during investigations and it has nothing to do with privacy. Anecdotal evidence suggests smartphones are killing Americans in much greater numbers than terrorists can ever hope to achieve.

November 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High school sports taunts out of control

What is the Manteca Unified School District leadership waiting for - fist cuffs?

November 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The non-handshake heard ‘round the 209

By now most people have already forgotten about what happened last week between the Manteca High School Buffaloes and the East Union Lancers prior to what has become a blood feud between the town two oldest high schools.

November 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


CPUC’s prime purpose: Protect PG&E’s profits

It's a $363.4 million question - or if a judge's recommendation holds, a $170 million question.

November 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Next dodo bird: Breaking bread with strangers

We are slowly becoming a hermit society.

November 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month

The big decision about whether Manteca Unified will go ahead with all-weather tracks and a new Bermuda-hybrid style grass playing surface at each of its ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


A HERO FOR THE AGES

He always said was just a farm boy from Kansas.

January 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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