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History yields to museum over Yellow Freight

For years, there were those who contended the event in Manteca in 1989 that had the longest lasting impact was the controversial split City Council decision to say no to Yellow Freight. The freight firm wanted to convert residential land near what is today Woodward Park into a massive freight terminal.

September 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S A BIG SIGN

The first inkling that Sierra High was about to raise the bar a notch or two came in the form of probably the biggest sign ever seen in these parts at a high school football game.

September 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca is more like Las Vegas than many think

Shelly Andrade is a new arrival in Manteca from Las Vegas.

September 24, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Edict from lofty Atherton: Fresno looks like Detroit

"Fresno looks like Detroit. It's awful." - Republican governor hopeful Meg Whitman's remarks to the San Jose Mercury News

September 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wayfaring signs exclude chamber among destinations

On Tuesday afternoon a young lady stopped by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce office.

September 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of books and matters of mind

Arriving at his dorm recently after coming home for the weekend, my son found himself in a bind. He forgot his text books at home. At first, he asked if we could mail them to him at the university. But he soon found a convenient and inexpensive solution to his dilemma.

September 21, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What if alcohol- drinking homeless were at Woodward?

It is amazing how our tolerance of the homeless and their "victimless" criminal acts increases significantly the farther we are from them.

September 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gov. Flip Flop, Queen Meg & Proposition 13

Say what you want about Jerry Brown, but when Proposition 13 passed in 1978 he did what he was supposed to do as governor - he did his best to implement it.

September 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for drastic measures to save California

Is California going bankrupt?

September 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Destination guru: Highway 99 reeks of ‘why stop here’

Roger Brooks stopped by Manteca three years ago.

September 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just who is protecting us from PG&E?

Who do you trust - PG&E or the government?

September 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An apology to Muslims for celebration that never happened

This is an apology.

September 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A rumble among elephants

I was taking pictures of congressional candidate David Harmer and taking down notes of his speech at the same time when I noticed something happening behind him.

September 16, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Aquila & associates practicing pure grassroots politics

You can disagree with Frank Aquila's politics but you can't dispute one fact – the South San Joaquin County Republicans that he founded is a true grassroots organization.

September 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Women pull their weight as officers

Covering the search for the home burglar proved once again that women officers prove their worth more often than not. School resource officer April Smith was part of the human perimeter that had been set up around a corn field south of the Del Webb community.

September 15, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Love is in the air as is smell of crab

The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.

February 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca: From belly dancers & Look magazine to a horse in bar

I became a Manteca resident 24 years ago this week.

February 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca comic on stage in Modesto

They call it the green room.

February 11, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Time to talk with people and not just talk at them

There are 23,000 students in Manteca Unified.

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s invisible homeless

She was a young lady, perhaps in her 20s.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ultimate one-stop business for Manteca

Bert Fuller was fuming.

February 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . .

Manteca, I love thee for . . .

February 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor’s levee idea has merit for Manteca

Manteca's future is much too important to leave in the hands of engineers and textbook planners.

February 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hudson gets past another Idol round

Maddy Hudson already earned her ticket to Hollywood.

February 06, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Two cents of advice pays huge dividend

Joanne Jamerson is a vibrant, engaging, caring, thoughtful, classy, and wise lady.

February 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Working toward the old Jason

I had reached the tipping point.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


It doesn’t matter if it’s not soccer or baseball

It doesn't take a high-paid consultant to tell you where the next community park is going in Manteca so why bother with a park master plan?

February 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU GRAD’S KILLER

Do you want a killer on the streets?

February 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Refrigerator weather prelude to repertoire of spring’s colors

Early February in the Northern San Joaquin Valley can drive you crazy if you let it.

February 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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