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The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WALKING ABOUT RIPON

Step into "Spring" right out your front door – there's nothing like it before the sun's up. Many a pickup truck will pass you on the street as farmers are headed out to their ranches and you might even find a dog that wants to walk at your side for several blocks.

March 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Bloomberg to the American people: Let them eat tofu cakes

Every had roasted stuffed goose, papardelle with tomato and stewed pancetta, or truffle tagliatelle?

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texas and barnyard sex education

In 2009, an interim Texas school superintendent declared that sex-education classes were unnecessary in his rural district. Most of the area's school kids live on farms, he explained, therefore: "They get a pretty good sex education from their animals."

March 19, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political Columnist | Local Columns


KIDS ON THE RUN

Michelle Crippen watched them spin circles around campus, plodding through an open field and skipping across the blacktop.

March 19, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Fiefdoms & high paying jobs win out over providing higher education

Just 36.4 miles separate Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texas, Utah, Iowa, et al: California here they come

Here are three news tidbits from the past week:

March 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why should the deaths of 8,358 be more important than 10,839 lives?

Mark Leno is an interesting politician.

March 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ‘Make Everyone but the Larry Ellisons of the World Live in Smaller Houses Act’

Call it the McMansion Death Act of 2006.

March 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An astounding life of prayerfulness, humility

The Holy Spirit has spoken.

March 14, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


One-size-fits-all makes no sense for seismic safety or education rules

It was an icon.

March 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Birdbrains’ pour billions into economy

Have you thanked a bird today?

March 12, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Eroding freedom one sugary drink at a time

Who would have thought Give Me a Super Big Gulp or Give Me Death would have been a libertarian rallying cry?

March 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOOD, FRIENDS & FUN

It was all about food and beverage tasting at its best.

March 12, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


New California gold rush: Folks making $200K+

They don't call California the Golden State for nothing.

March 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca High, downtown & the chance of a lifetime

What are some of the biggest challenges facing the City of Manteca?

September 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When firms know more about you than you remember about yourself

It stopped me in my tracks.

September 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca city workers should no longer do LMD work

It is time for the City of Manteca to get out of the landscape maintenance district business when it comes to the manual labor aspects.

September 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sam Fant: Mug shots & head shots

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.

September 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Historical Society backers gather for summer social

It was a congenial mix of 220 plus Mantecans attending the Manteca Historical Society and Museum Sunday afternoon during the organization's annual barbecue and ...

September 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Idling, drive thru windows & SJ air quality

On a billboard heading east on 11th Street outside Tracy toward Interstate 5 you will see a larger-than-life photo of San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob ...

September 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca, where the streets are lined with mattresses (& couches)

uDARTS TO WHOEVER is leaving large pieces of furniture such as couches or mattresses in front of their homes available for others to "take for ...

September 12, 2017 | | Local Columns


Fighting crime in Manteca: Enforce property upkeep

Do you want to see a lasting reduction in drug-related crimes, property crimes, and blight?

September 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon VFW Auxiliary rolling out glamour ‘girls’

A comic fashion show is part of the Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary evening gala on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Ripon Post located ...

September 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Fire Chief’s Foundation car show set Sept. 23

The Manteca Fire Chief's Fourth Annual Car Show is expecting 60 entrants when it takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to ...

September 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Snow hill coming to Library Park

It's only expected to reach 99 degrees today so that means only one thing - it's time to think about Christmas.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GRIFFIN PARK HOUSING

Manteca's largest ever residential development -1,532 proposed homes on 333.66 acres - builds on promises four local builders made nearly 20 years ago.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High may grow up

Ethel Allen could be the first new school built in Manteca Unified in more than a decade.

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When did kids screaming in stores become OK?

I want to make it clear. Just because I'm closing in on 62 doesn't make me an old fuddy duddy. Apparently I was ...

September 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Case for Amazon’s next headquarters to be in Lathrop

Here's a crazy idea that in reality isn't all that crazy.

September 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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