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FRIVOLOUS ADA LAWSUITS

It's still happening – and this time it's taking place in our own backyard. Predatory American Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits are being filed against small business owners across Manteca. Twenty-one businesses have already been hit, all by Sacramento-area attorney Scott Johnson who has over 3,000 such lawsuits pending throughout California.

June 12, 2014 | By KRISTIN OLSEN California State Assemblywoman | Local Columns


The insanity of safe and sane fireworks

Modesto last month lost nine townhouses to a fast-moving grass fire.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City planning discriminates against workers living in Manteca

The working thesis of the Manteca General Plan is simple. It's all about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


There’s something to be said for riding in a taxi

It was 12:45 a.m. on New Year's Eve (day, technically) and I was standing outside of a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco with no cell phone, no wallet, no ID and five crinkled $1 bills in my pocket.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Brian McClain is an assistant professor for physical and natural sciences at the College of Western Idaho,

June 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the new rage: The $300 ‘perfect’ T-shirt

My idea of a quality T-shirt is a California muscle shirt made by Urban Pipeline.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christian dance show & rodeo this weekend

SONdance presents this year's production entitled "Abundance" at the Ripon Christian High Performing Arts Center located at 435 N. Maple Ave., in Ripon, on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $12 at the door.

June 05, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get farmers on board now for recycled water

How do the folks on the space station orbiting earth right now get fresh drinking water?

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca makes rights of some superior to rights of others

I admire the Manteca Firefighters Association and their dedication to raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

June 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world needs more respect not more fences

Forget that fences make good neighbors.

June 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Santa Barbara tragedy & gun laws

I was shocked, saddened, and angered the other day when I read that some crazy guy in Santa Barbara had killed six innocent people before taking his own life.

June 03, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Local Columns


Weaning Manteca general fund off its addiction to bonus bucks

What does $12.3 million buy?

June 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case to make library investment a high priority

Are libraries relevant?

May 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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We’re paying the price for a free ride on net platforms

The Chicken Littles are squawking like mad demanding that foxes guard the hen house known as Facebook.

March 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He had no issue with pain when he was the killer

Russell Bucklew walked out on Stephanie Ray on Valentine's Day 1996 to go live with his parents.

March 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Informational meeting March 21 on Grand Jury

The San Joaquin County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors' Association is conducting at informational meeting on Wednesday, March 21, in Manteca.

March 19, 2018 | | Local Columns


Textbook adoption costs $2.5M

Selecting the best books to teach the 23,860 students of the Manteca Unified School District isn't a snap decision nor is it inexpensive.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California Connections enrolling students

California Connections Academy @ Ripon is more than a tuition-free, virtual public school.

March 19, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


ONE JOB PER $20,000

Manteca through the investment of $7.5 million in connection with the proposed Great Wolf indoor waterpark resort will create 375 fulltime equivalent (FTE) jobs.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAJOR PLAYER BUYS PROJECT

Crow Holdings - a firm with 15 distribution center projects in Texas and two in Southern California - is getting in on the South County warehouse boom.

March 19, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Rain sets stage for stunning Mt. Diablo views

MT. DIABLO - It was only supposed to rain Saturday.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Manteca really matter in overall scheme?

Now that the Manteca City Council and the top tier of city bureaucrats are gearing up to take a victory lap over the pending Great ...

March 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why Great Wolf is better catch than Amazon

So what would you rather have in your community - an Amazon fulfillment center or a Great Wolf Resort?

March 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About March 14 high school brunch boycott

With all due respect to the high school students involved and the Manteca Unified administrators that brokered the deal, an alternative activity for a 17-minute ...

March 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Libraries: The walking dead after 22 years?

Libraries are not repositories of books.

March 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When bringing a gun to school meant you’d get a warning

Close to 20 years ago when the Manteca Unified School District board was debating whether to allow school resource officers on campus, trustee Evelyn Moore ...

March 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca anti- camping law: Is it on trial?

Norman J. Moore is not going away.

March 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento: Additional water storage has little public benefit

Ground zero for the war against man - and now fish - in California can be found east of Colusa in narrow Antelope Valley in the foothills ...

March 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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