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The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca homeless encampments grow

"Don't come back here in our spot."

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


GRIEVING MANTECA FAMILY

The Carrillo family of Manteca is praying nine daily rosaries for the mother and three children killed in an accident on Interstate 5 in Kern County near Coalinga.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hires firm to plan for more growth

The Public Facilities Finance Plan is an outline of a comprehensive strategy for cities to manage costs of capital facilities, maintenance, and services that provide an impact on new development.

February 25, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


$1 rides tonight at carnival

By now, setting up a carnival that's the size of what one would find at a large county fair is second nature to Kevin Tate.

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


News flash: Farming is dirty & not a 9 to 5 job

If you bought a home in Manteca during the past 30 years or so, you signed a bunch of documents at the close of escrow.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COLOR MANTECA PURPLE

The first urban use for recycled wastewater in Manteca could be for landscaping for the proposed 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort and nearby man-made lake that's part of Manteca's envisioned 210-acre family entertainment zone.

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAROLD IS HOME

Harold the Blue Heron scrambled out of an eagle's travel cage Friday afternoon and took to the air over an almond orchard in bloom to the delight of his rescuers and the couple who found him over two months ago stranded in their roof after the bird had been shot.

February 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca Unified is rolling out Mentor Monday

Mentor Monday - the latest partnership between Manteca Unified School District and the community to work toward greater student success - debuts today.

February 22, 2016 | | Local Columns


Board delays adopting Ripon High grad rules

A change to the graduation requirements at Ripon High was put on hold.

February 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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Enjoy it: Life is meant to be a journey

A California Blue Oak with a canopy that for some reason reminded me of a tree I'd seen in a black and white photograph ...

March 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca waters down appeal of Library Park’s $1.4M makeover

Want to see Manteca's most expensive art work?

March 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is government about fiefdoms or getting most bang for buck?

Are you made of money?

March 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joint-use Manteca library?

Manteca Unified in the next five years could use Measure G bond money to build a replacement campus for Calla High - an alternative secondary school ...

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


3 RESTAURANTS CLOSE

Mr. Biggs Smoke House & Custom Cake. Closed.

March 28, 2016 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


R-rated films get OK for high school

Film students in Manteca Unified could end up being able to watch R-rated movies after all.

March 28, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon low income count surprises some

The City of Ripon will again update its Housing Element.

March 28, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Free tickets to hear Benghazi hero speak

A limited number of free tickets are still left to hear Mark "Oz" Geist speak on Saturday.

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme Court unanimous on gun right ruling

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be ...

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca only needs Raymus Expressway if it wants 200,000 plus residents

The battle for Manteca is on.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP’S SWEET SPOT

The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID ponders irrigation season’s start

An extremely dry winter in 2012 prompted the South San Joaquin irrigation District to make a rare early January water run to prevent irreversible damage ...

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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