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Blue moon rising over dairy will soon be just a nostalgic memory

Driving home Thursday evening in rural south Manteca, I was struck by the sight of black foliage atop a pair of tall dead trees in the middle of a field. I noticed the leaves moving, darting to and fro which I found puzzling. As it turned out, they were not leaves at all. They were little black birds looking for a crepuscular place to roost for the night. At least, that's what I thought they were doing.

September 02, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The high cost of building temples at Texas schools

There's high school football and then there is Texas high school football.

September 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gillette likes the fact I’m a living Chia Pet

AskMen did a survey of 4,600 American males earlier this month.

August 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A marquee firm? Give me Simplot any day over Facebook or Apple

Facebook, Apple and the likes of Intel and Oracle are firms that many of us fawn over.

August 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Take our water and give us your garbage

Give us your garbage, your hardcore felons, and your air pollution.

August 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SJ Valley: The new (high speed rail) dust bowl

High speed rail, we are told, will not pollute our air.

August 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$120,000 question: Why educate part of our future and then deport it?

You invest 15 years educating someone.

August 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Compassionate slaughtering? Give me a break

Central Valley Meat Co. on Hanford has been shut down - at least temporarily - putting 500 employees out of work.

August 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t find a job? Might want to learn Spanish

Sarah is frustrated.

August 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For the ashes of fire — rebirth

It's an eerie feeling standing in the middle of a fire-scarred forest.

August 23, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Fiona Ma, I-80 carpool lanes & ‘Animal Farm’

What's wrong with Sacramento?

August 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta council is the big threat to Lathrop’s future

The biggest threat to the future economic viability of Lathrop isn't the remnants of the foreclosure meltdown. Nor is it a future recession that could eclipse the dive we just took.

August 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Good times during bad times

The 7-year-old boy stayed close to his brother. Concern was etched all over his face. He was trying hard to hold back his tears. His backpack, looking more bulky than his slight frame, was slung over his shoulders. He wouldn't let go of his brother's own backpack, deploying its wheels and holding on to it by its handle. His small red and white bicycle was lying on the street corner. His brother's own wheels were in the middle of the street, just a few feet away, its front wheel pinned under the right front tire of the ...

August 21, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Special education is costly proposition for struggling schools

Education funding in California is like a Rubik's Cube.

August 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sugar taxes: The real goal to fatten government more

Sugar taxes are not about health.

August 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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One Voice asking for $357.8M

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is leading a 42-member delegation that is making the case today through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., for $357.8 million ...

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BE. SUCCESSFUL

Dominique Munoz and Shylee Conaway are both culinary students at Be.Tech High School.

May 01, 2017 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Homeless suspect in fire helmet theft

A black, custom made fire fighter's helmet valued at $750 – with the red stripe of a captain's rank – was taken from inside a ...

May 01, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Welcome to California, the land of paperwork

If you've spent any time on Facebook in the last year, you've undoubtedly come across the "news" article that talks about how there ...

April 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Nature’s drought is over but not the ‘real’ drought

Take a drive out to Stewart Road.

April 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shed your tears for Mary Phillips & Stacy Errickson

I do not cry for Jack Jones. Nor do I shed a tear for Marcel Williams.

April 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California's green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is - the biggest rip-off of ...

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon seeks volunteers for projects

Ripon is looking for people who love their community and are willing to spend three hours with neighbors this Saturday morning working to make it ...

April 24, 2017 | | Local Columns


Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn -a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Predawn crash on 99 in Ripon kills 20-year-old

A 20-year-old Tracy man was killed in the predawn hours Saturday at 4:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near the Main Street overpass ...

April 24, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


VIETNAM WAR MURAL

Manteca is dedicating its 30th mural - a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War - on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at ...

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


43 townhouses for Manteca

Manteca's first townhouse project designed to create owner occupied units is being proposed on 2.10 acres between Grant and Lincoln avenues and north ...

April 24, 2017 | Doreen Wynn | Local Columns


Mathis & Huerta help save the Delta farm

Delta College trustees Cathy Mathis of Manteca and Carlos Huerta of Stockton have saved the farm - the Delta College Farm that is.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s future front door on Moffat Boulevard

The answer to jump starting downtown may be pulling out of the station in seven or so years.

April 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Police make arrest in robbery at massage parlor

A lone gunman held up a massage parlor on North Main Street at Lancaster Drive shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday making off with an ...

April 22, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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