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Uncle Sam shaking phone users down to pump $4.5B yearly into broadband

Why is it a national priority to make broadband available universally?

October 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bad times? Most of us have no inkling

These aren't exactly the greatest of times.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bad news for SJ County: There’s no new Mike Machado

The mythical Barkley family of The Big Valley - an ABC TV series that ran from 1965 to 1969 - would recognize much of the terrain of their beloved eastern San Joaquin County.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s all Occupy Wall Street-Ripon- Fresno-French Camp

I'm wrong. The Occupy Wall Street-East Hannibal-Timbuctoo-Salida-Manteca folks are right.

October 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The answer, my friend, to better air quality is blowing in the wind

It is a scene that happens dozens of times – if not more – each day in Manteca.

October 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to rethink entire McKinley Avenue strategy

McKinley Avenue could turn into the Waterloo of 1960s-style growth in Manteca.

October 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Occupy Wall Street doesn’t reflect the remaining 99%

A tear wells up in Jacqueline Siegel's eye as she tells her story to a Wall Street Journal reporter.

October 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FALL-ING IN LOVE

"The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,

October 22, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Cell tower: Turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse

Travel Moffat Boulevard and you'll come across a bit of hope inspired by Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez.

October 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Add 25 cents to first-class stamp price

The United States Postal Service lost $8 billion last year.

October 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam will force kids to breath dirty diesel fumes

If Uncle Sam were a real human and not just a caricature for the United States he'd be investigated for child cruelty by Children Protection Services.

October 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A cup of water in dark of night changed his life

RIPON - The value of life, the value of one's faith, the determination to make the world a better place and to survive and prosper despite the challenges created by polio was an awe-inspiring message delivered at Saturday's Main Street Day in Ripon's downtown.

October 19, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Justice becoming scare commodity in SJ County

Good-bye People's Court.

October 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tear down that wall, Mr. Weatherford

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

October 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To those turning their nose up at $15-an-hour jobs

"Distribution jobs in Manteca at $15 an hour doesn't qualify as good paying jobs."

October 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education

Megan Harlan is aiming for a career teaching agriculture.

January 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


U-Haul leads to suspects

A U-Haul moving truck, reportedly used in two Lathrop burglaries and others in Manteca and Modesto, was located in the 200 block of Wawona Street ...

January 17, 2016 | | Local Columns


MANTECA FENCE WAR

Do as we say and not as we do.

January 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop delays big water rate hikes for now

Whoever the Lathrop City Council appoints as their next member won't have much time to acclimate before making a decision that will affect every ...

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Miss Manteca sings Youth Focus praise

Liana Bassett was quite shy before she joined the ranks of Manteca Youth Focus in 2010.

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Almond Blossom Festival honoring SSJID & water

Eight queen hopefuls presented speeches Thursday night honoring the South San Joaquin Irrigation District whose general managers – past and present – will serve as grand marshals ...

January 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Hey, dude! That’s not my cup of tea

"Dude! It's cold. Shorts?"

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOUISE ROUNDABOUT

Get ready for Manteca's first roundabout on a major arterial.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Please, officer, take my pot

It was a call that Manteca Police Sgt. Chris Mraz had gotten before: Please come take my marijuana plants.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hands July 4th events to chamber

The Fourth of July now belongs to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

January 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks state OK on levee plans

In less than six months construction within Lathrop's 200-year flood plain can grind to a screeching halt.

January 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Queen hopeful aims for West Point

West Point is the number one option for Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Mireya Garcia, 16, once she graduates from Ripon High School.

January 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Groundwater & surface water: Double trouble from Twin Tunnels

Go out by Costco in Manteca off the 120 Bypass at Airport Way and start digging.

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2 hit in gang-related shooting

A suspected gang-related shooting saw two men gunned down Wednesday evening about 6:43 p.m. in the 500 block of Harding Avenue north of ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


5 STUDENTS TO HOSPITAL

Thirteen students and a teacher at Joshua Cowell School were overcome by chemical fumes Wednesday afternoon including five that were transported by ambulance to Doctors ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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