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100 reasons to jog in 99 degree heat

It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Only police should carry guns in Manteca municipal parks

Manteca city staff is so concerned about the safety of part-time people they employ to lock park restrooms in the evening that they'd like to see the City Council allow them to hire a security firm to deploy trained personnel to do the job instead.

August 16, 2015 | | Local Columns


Drought rules drop home values so much they’re up 3%

Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city's stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are following.

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Don’t go around with a chip on your shoulder’

Edna Towle by all standards should have been angry at the world.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dropping the bomb: No reason to apologize

The United States lost 14,000 men in 82 days in the epic battle to take Okinawa. Japan virtually fought to the last man.

August 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

"Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?"

August 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

"Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?"

August 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento’s plan: Waste future rain & snow runoff

If the skies were to open up this winter would the runoff help raise depleted reservoir levels?

August 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward: No man’s land for pedestrians

In a perfect world drivers would always drive only as safe as conditions allow. They would be 100 percent focused on driving and would drive defensively.

August 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: F

What's horribly wrong and what's absolutely right about education in California can be found perhaps 100 or so yards from each other on River Islands at Lathrop.

August 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca shops for purloined carts solution

Taking shopping carts off of a store's property is theft.

August 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Interning with Manteca Unified: Incredible

I am not an architect. I am not an engineer. The field of work I want to be a part of isn't even remotely mathematical (unless you consider word and page counts, maybe).

August 03, 2015 | By Lawrence Silveira | Local Columns


Federal sugar support is sour deal for taxpayers & consumers

Wheat was king in these parts some 150 years ago.

August 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pay your full tax liability & state dings you for $17.31 more

I owe the State of California $17.31.

August 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5M solution for libraries & other needs

Manteca - for $5 million - can have a 9,600-square-foot "Generations Center" with library, teen center, a killer skate park, amphitheater and paracourse.

July 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Trade homeless encampments in Stockton for mini-storage units

Solving the homeless problem is a bigger challenge than inventing a perpetual motion machine.

January 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to elect our president as if it were 21st century

It is absurd how we elect the President of the United States.

January 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code enforcement Del Webb style: Is it what city needs?

Del Webb gets it.

January 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Semi’ gated community

Shadowbrook - the largest new neighborhood ever to be built east of Highway 99 - will have a neighborhood park that everyone in Manteca can access.

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developer fees help expand MHS campus

New home buyers in 2014-15 helped the Manteca Unified School District purchase a small parcel at 419 Moffat Boulevard for the future expansion of the ...

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon reduces water use 32% in December

The water conservation efforts for the City of Ripon experienced a slight dip from the previous month.

January 20, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Candidate wants career helping others

Michelle Pappas wants to work as a psychologist helping young adults.

January 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Be careful what you pray for when it comes to rain

Been enjoying the pitter patter of rain drops on your roof?

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High grad earns promotion to sergeant

Tim Kahl, formerly of Ripon, was promoted to the rank of sergeant recently with the Chula Vista Police Department in Southern California located near San ...

January 19, 2016 | | Local Columns


The Delta Smelt more important than SJ Valley

The devastating California drought officially ended Friday for a handful of federal bureaucrats and the Delta Smelt.

January 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STAR SPANGLED BANNER

There are a few things on my athletic calendar that I look forward to every year. One of those is the Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling ...

January 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Will the city do anything about Cottage?

Take a drive down Cottage Avenue any afternoon.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


595 Manteca water violations

Those who decided to defy water use restrictions imposed in Manteca in response to a statewide drought emergency are paying a big price.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders eager to start 194 new homes

Two builders are eager to take advantage of the booming Manteca new home market.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education

Megan Harlan is aiming for a career teaching agriculture.

January 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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