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Major changes in 2014 for Manteca City Council?

The numbers in Tuesday's Manteca City Council election seem to add up to one conclusion: For the most part folks are generally happy with the direction Manteca is headed.

November 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tired of the buzz: Flies & politicians redefine annoying

Flies. They're everywhere these days.

November 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Obamacare mean more jobs for senior citizens?

It's called the Heath Care for America plan.

November 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ‘can’t do’ folks warned that failure awaited Manteca

It was a warm spring-like 78 degrees in Manteca on Sunday.

November 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2 a.m. Sunday, Ben Franklin & your PG&E bill

What do Benjamin Franklin, Al Gore, global warming and 2 a.m. this Sunday as well as you PG&E bill all have in common?

November 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mixing political venom with a kid’s trick or treating

It's Halloween.

November 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs a Del Webb-style solution to avoid creation of blight

A large chunk of people's gripes with the City of Manteca come down to property use and maintenance. At the same time the city is hard pressed to maintain parks, street lights, and abate blight.

October 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From a horse kiss to inspiration beneath the famous Golden Arches

It's fantastic to find some moment in time spontaneously, and this picture of a small boy being kissed by a horse was more than special. I can't remember who sent it to me but it came via Facebook recently – the photographer did not take credit.

October 31, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Brace yourself for the scariest day of the year

The scariest place this Halloween isn't the Winchester Mystery House. Nor is it watching the Zombie Apocalypse in 3-D.

October 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why do cities pick up tab for victory riots when teams make the money?

Detroit's city leadership is probably relieved that the Tigers didn't win the World Series.

October 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is there a Benghazi media cover-up?

Is there a mainstream media cover-up of an Obama administration cover-up in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead?

October 30, 2012 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Local Columns


Home was a car for 4 years

So many times, we see them, but not really "see" them.

October 29, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Giants’ improbable season: It’s why we love sports

A friend broached the question to me just the other day about sports fandom.

October 29, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


High speed rail is an old school transit solution

It's ironic that Jerry Brown - a governor who embraces high tech innovation, the environment, economic growth, and improving the lot of the little guy - wants his legacy decided by the modern-day equivalent of a 220 miles per hour dodo bird.

October 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Magic of words and the power of reading books

The fact I'm typing this on an i-Pad may lead one to believe that I would be right at home with a Kindle. I'm not.

October 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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I’m proud that Katelyn, Ashley & Rein call me ‘Papa’

I've been called many things over the years. More than a few of the words used wouldn't be fit for what a once ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A heroin haven or lifesaving longue?

Drugs are a problem in our community.

May 26, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Has Manteca’s homeless problem really gotten worse?

The homeless problem has gotten worse in Manteca.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About that 20 cent refund from Doctors Hospital

There was a day when 20 cents would buy you 20 pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. Today those two same dimes will buy you two ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rice, Barajas leading EU High Class of 2017

It's been a busy year for Emma Rice and Jordan Barajas.

May 22, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Richland bond mess is being cleared up

One of the last major hurdles for development to begin on property that has been snarled in legal battles and lawsuits for almost a decade ...

May 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca’s budget up by 11.6%

Manteca's municipal general fund budget has returned to double digit growth for the first time since the boom days at the dawn of the ...

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WELCOME HOME WARRIORS

The Vietnam War mural that has joined three other murals saluting veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Global War on Terror ...

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEN HAFER BUILDING

A shared love of Manteca brought people to gather in Ken Hafer's garage 27 years ago to discuss forming a non-profit to preserve the ...

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I can hear the Dreyer’s Drumstick ice cream calling

One of the best things about Manteca can be found in Spreckels Park on DuPont Court- the nearly 30,000- square-foot refrigerated distribution center for ...

May 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a no brainer. J.W. Ledford Jr. paid the price

There is a price to pay for everything we do in life.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Black Hole Sun goes dark

It has happened more in recent months than in years past.

May 19, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Railroading high speed rail thru the system

You've got to love Sacramento's sense of humor.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The good old days when snow was black & white

Sixty years ago a typical TV screen was no bigger than a laptop encased in a wooden box the size of a Mini-Cooper weighing slightly ...

May 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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