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Weighty debate: Is being heavy a sure sign of an early demise?

Can we stop being fixated with Gov. Chris Christie's weight?

February 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area more restrictive than Manteca in public forum free speech

Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep Manson disciple behind bars for his part in two murders

If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judge blocks IRS from helping H&R Block squish the competition

There is nothing more dreadful than the IRS in terms of confusing heavy-handedness.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A penny for your thoughts costs 2.41 cents

The odds are you are swimming in pennies.

February 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strangers lend a helping hand for strangers

A scruffy-looking man and woman were asking for help with a cardboard sign Saturday afternoon at Yosemite and Commerce avenues.

February 04, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Clambake part of 30-year Super Bowl party tradition

There are Super Bowl parties.

February 02, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cursive writing going the way of the slide rule?

Here's a shocker.

February 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49er DIEHARDS

You say you got spirit … that the team colors course through your veins?

February 01, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


CBS gets special treatment from city while Manteca firms get the shaft

The rich and powerful.

January 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The rich lecture us, want to tax us & then pocket every last dime they earn

There's a lot that Al Gore says that makes sense.

January 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put downtown on equal traffic footing with the rest of Manteca

Downtown, who needs it?

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun control & the tale of two senators from Nevada & Calif.

Dianne Feinstein called it right.

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S ‘RIPON’ FIRST

Ripon loves its high school sports teams.

January 28, 2013 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


Texting: Modern babbling but its done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

January 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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HARD WORK PAYS OFF

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 ...

November 21, 2016 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9 vying for 2017 Almond Blossom title

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 ...

November 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Attention Millenials: Deal with it

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 ...

November 17, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

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 ...

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Molotov cocktail the state is tossing

The State Water Control Board's 3,500-page plan to dismantle the Northern San Joaquin Valley economy in a bid for a net gain of ...

November 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop may mark Lincoln Highway

Lathrop gets its fair share of traffic thanks to Interstate 5 that flows from Mexico to the Canadian border.

November 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon plans April 1st Responders Day

The City of Ripon took a big step forward towards a "First Responder Appreciation Day" last week.

November 14, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Sewer going solar to cut PG&E bill

The second largest single solar installation operated by a South County government agency could start reducing wastewater treatment power costs for Manteca ratepayers by 2018.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


VIETNAM MURAL PROPSOALS

Renderings from three muralists competing to be commissioned by the Manteca Mural Society to create the Vietnam War mural will be available for review by ...

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2 DEATHS ON WOODWARD

Two Manteca brothers were killed riding motorcycles at a high rate of speed late Sunday afternoon after slamming into a roundabout.

November 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Flushing toilets & social mores

The runaway train may have stopped just short of the proverbial cliff.

November 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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