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Dognapping: Shades of Cruella DeVille

There was a noon-time drama that developed from a dog knapping Friday at lunchtime in a downtown Manteca parking lot that attracted a half dozen volunteers who turned out looking for the culprit and the missing six-month-old Morkie – a Maltese and Yorkie mix.

April 23, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Treasure Island: San Francisco’s answer to Atlantis

San Francisco - some pessimists contend - is a city waiting to die.

April 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for the bell to toll for class-action lawyers

I've got nothing against Taco Bell. It is what it is.

April 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Was Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame an air traffic controller?

Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?

April 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A council debate Friends of the Manteca Library should check out

The Friends of the Manteca Library take note. The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is considering going on record opposing Assembly Bill 438.

April 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t cry for state lawmakers losing free cars

Jerry Springer isn't the only unbelievable TV on the tube these days.

April 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Um, what were we talking about?’

Pop quiz! What did they call "multitasking" in the eighties?

April 17, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Kobe’s $100K initiation into the real world

It is inexcusable what Kobe Bryant mouthed an NBA official. In case you haven't watched any form of mass or social media in the last few days now that Charlie Sheen's rantings have become yesterday's news it was the gay slur that starts with an "f."

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


One way to help alleviate suspicion over RDA expansion

Is anyone at City Hall surprised that property owners in the proposed expansion of the redevelopment agency are a bit suspicious?

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon wedding sets tone for fun weekend at Ruby Hill Winery In Livermore

It was the wedding of weddings Saturday at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery in Livermore bringing together two Ripon area families who did their utmost to make the event unforgettable from the announcements to the DVD video replay to the day's end at the reception.

April 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Perhaps we should sue the government for how they fed us as kids in the 1960s

The government plied me with tamale pie, something I believe was tuna casserole, whole milk, as well as fairly greasy and calorie intensive pizza during my formative years.

April 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Working for our uncle until Saturday

Congratulations.

April 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for a bold move using RDA in downtown

Downtown Manteca - per se - is too fragmented in terms of property holdings to entice any major investor.

April 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why give ‘greedy’ home buyers a break on principal they owe on loans?

It's tough to have much respect for attorney generals these days.

April 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s find out if Sacramento leaders have real courage, brains & hearts

Get ready for Abbott & Costello and The Three Stooges Destroy California Tour.

April 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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THE REVOLUTION

They have taken out the lawn in their back yard and replaced it with brick and sand as well as a water fountain that sits bone dry.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fluffy in Stockton, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & more!

McParland School's Pancake/Omelet Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at 1601 Northgate Dr. from 7 to 11 a.m. More than 30 baskets and a handmade quilt will be available for raffle, and proceeds from the event will benefit the eighth grade class. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more info, please call 209.858.7290.

March 26, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Train crews harbor horror of taking a life on the rails

Suicide by train has occurred all too often in Manteca.

March 25, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for electing Manteca council members by district

All four of Manteca's City Council members live in neighborhoods built in the last 15 years. Two reside in the Woodward Park neighborhood, one along the Airport Way corridor and the other in Union Ranch. All three neighborhoods are in the outer ring of the city.

March 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dancing on razor’s edge in Lathrop

Politicians – or elected officials as they like to call themselves – tend to grow thicker skin as time goes on.

March 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca City Council needs to show water use leadership

Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.

March 23, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Squeezing Manteca’s vulnerable young moms

The young mom was elated.

March 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obama’s vision for America: $20 fine for not voting

College professors often think out loud.

March 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Corned beef & cabbage plus Mardi Gras fun

American Legion Post 249 is staging a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 21, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6. Tickets are $13 per person. For tickets, call Penny at 209.470.8691.

March 19, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Fearing the clown: Why it is bizarre

McDonald's isn't my kind of place.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The cancer eating away at downtown

Here we go again.

March 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is mankind’s de-evolution an app away?

We are de-evolving.

March 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enhancing truck safety & fighting state blight

Want to see what $250,000 plus in government waste looks like?

March 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making 18- to 21-year-olds provisional legal adults

California State Sen. Ed Hernandez wants to take rights away from legal adults.

March 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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