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POETRY CAFÉ DRAWS 75

Wednesday was the Eleventh Annual Poetry Café held at the Ripon Library with the help of the library staff and the Ripon High School English Department in celebration of national Poetry Month – 75 filled the meeting room.

April 20, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns


A Marshall Plan to fight Manteca crime

Bruce Lownsbery is by all standards a thoughtful man.

April 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A lost wallet led to snipe hunt in yard

I used to find it amusing when my mom would misplace her wallet.

April 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic too fast on Cottage Ave? It’ll get worse

If you think people drive too fast on Cottage Avenue and elsewhere in Manteca, just wait.

April 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RELAY FOR LIFE

On Saturday night, when the sun has set and thousands of tiny lights illuminate the dark of Dino Cunial Field, Kim Bettencourt will whisper softly into a breeze.

April 17, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Paper or plastic may soon drop from vernacular

No one seemed to be happy when the days of Manteca's unlimited garbage came to an end.

April 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Feeling overtaxed? General Electric & the Oracle aren’t

The Great American nightmare is over.

April 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About those grave (marker) robbers

David Massey helped shed some light on one of the area's more intriguing, odd-ball mysteries.

April 15, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Doom & gloom? It’s really a wonderful world

It was a honeymoon with plenty of pain.

April 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Candini was part of the Jackie Robinson story

It was the summer of 1951.

April 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The inexcusable gestation period for a crosswalk project in Manteca

How long does it take for the City of Manteca to put in a crosswalk?

April 13, 2013 | | Local Columns


KICKING FOR A CURE

Justin Coenenberg knew only what he had gathered second-hand – that Riley Simmons was a first-rate 9-year-old.

April 11, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca safety: Here’s 5,000 or so pennies a year for your thoughts

Pennies are rather worthless things when they standalone.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teens show how indomitable spirit conquers all

Siblings Weley and Wendy Lin did not speak a word of English when they started school in first grade. Mandarin was the only language they knew. Their parents did not understand English either, so the young girls didn't have the luxury of receiving any help at home with their homework.

April 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Call it the ‘close- a-school-&-make- Ripon-Unified- even-better’ plan

It's not every day parents – even if they are educators – suggest to a school board they should close a school especially when all are performing more than decently on state test scores.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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HOW WILL CITY MANAGE?

Manteca in 2017 could see the return of Caterpillars with a vengeance.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill

The homeowner was miffed.

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam lies to young adults about smoking

Does anyone really believe a teen or 20 something that smokes is going to kick the habit because of commercials blaring "the fact" non-smokers make ...

December 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yes, 2016 can go and take a hike

It's hard for me to come to grips with the fact that 2016 will be a year that everybody will look back on in ...

December 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Technology crackheads & the seven deadly sins

Google the words "pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed" and "sloth".

December 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to try McMansion boarding houses & other options

The biggest farce in Manteca?

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capitol of the Silicon ...

December 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get serious on affordable housing efforts

Manteca's most expensive apartment rental address - Paseo Villas where a three bedroom two bathroom unit rents for $1,960 a month - backs up to ...

December 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca code enforcement framed by the ‘Ghost Ship’

Manteca may never have a "Ghost Ship" disaster - the warehouse in Oakland converted illegally into living quarters and an underground music party venue where 36 ...

December 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In defense of many pollution regulations

The other day someone was ranting - it definitely wasn't a discussion - about how the state's mandates for air quality and what we should ...

December 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ll have the salmon, please – extra dry

So apparently the State of California has the perfect idea on how to repopulate the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers with the salmon that they ...

December 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Sacrificing Northern SJV for LA Basin

We are all one California.

December 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Play and work but don’t live in downtown

It's safe to say there are more than a few merchants in the heart of downtown that don't like the idea there is ...

December 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SNAP decision: Food stamp rules keep firms healthy

In what world are pork rinds classified as meat, Twinkies as bread, potato chips as a vegetable, and ice cream as the nutritional equivalent of ...

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zoning change aims for downtown core

Manteca may create two distinct zones in downtown in a bid to make it easier to encourage private sector investment.

December 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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