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Manteca Unified Future Ed: Where learning has a purpose

Jason Messer was clear on one point.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared in September 2011.

September 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing our future, water & money down the drain

California's ultimate water war will start in your bathroom.

September 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The priest who proved there’s life after priesthood

Is there life after active priesthood ministry?

September 25, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


We’re holding ACE in drive for SJ Valley employment

The real game changer for the economically challenged in the San Joaquin Valley won't by California High Speed Rail. It'll be well-run traditional rail modeled after the Altamont Corridor Express service.

September 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress doing what snow, rain & gloom of ight can’t do

Waiting for the postman back in the politically incorrect time of my youth was magic.

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California takes from the poor to help wealthy Telsa drivers

Struggling to make your car payment?

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why we need to expand the Stockton landfill

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hear a lot of reasons on Tuesday why expanding the for-profit landfill on Austin Road is a bad idea.

September 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State may ‘profit’ $300M from eight San Bruno pipeline explosion deaths

PG&E isn't without sin when it comes to not following the rules.

September 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sleep on this: Another government fee penalizing the innocent among us

Oakland has a problem.

September 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


George Orwell would of loved driverless cars

I'm not exactly a Luddite.

September 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to spend like a Powerball winner? Then go to the movies

I took the grandkids to the movies Saturday.

September 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The global war that doesn’t grab headlines

There is a global war going on.

September 14, 2013 | | Local Columns


The Winchester Mystery House on Arch Road

The Winchester Mystery House is much more apropos to house California's Department of Education rather than the nondescript box marring the Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

September 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Glendale Unified brings real world of social media snooping to students

What is worse: Bullying or spying?

September 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Decision on high schools’ field overhaul next month

The big decision about whether Manteca Unified will go ahead with all-weather tracks and a new Bermuda-hybrid style grass playing surface at each of its ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


A HERO FOR THE AGES

He always said was just a farm boy from Kansas.

January 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let there be light

Is downtown too dark when it comes to public parking lots after the sun goes down?

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns


Gentlemen: We need more of them today

The world needs more gentlemen.

January 22, 2018 | | Local Columns


‘Two’ roads better than one for Raymus Parkway

It started out more than a decade ago as a four-lane expressway designed to move a high volume of cars around the ultimate southern edge ...

January 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pacheco Pass may turn high speed rail into Jerry’s Folly

Twenty-seven miles east of Hollister in the heart of earthquake country is where California High Speed Rail could meet its Waterloo.

January 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


One man’s crumbs is another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Toilet’ countries, prejudice, politics & the Dreamers

Lyndon B. Johnson was fortunate that he was in the White House in an era where those meeting with him didn't whip out smartphones ...

January 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miracle on Moffat

Mention Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago and terms like "armpit", "sleaze, "trash" and "eye sore" would often pop up in conversations.

January 16, 2018 | | Local Columns


‘Hungry, please make payment via WeChat app’

Get ready for the future.

January 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E will do all in its power not to return’ windfall’

PG&E is getting what could be a $195.5 million windfall this year.

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High plans ‘Black Out Game’ for heart association

Look for a "black" out in Winter Gym on Wednesday.

January 15, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Train strikes, kills homeless man on tracks

A 28-year-old Manteca homeless man died after being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks between Powers Avenue and the BMX course.

January 15, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Alleys before council again

Three aging and deteriorating downtown parking lots - along with three alley segments riddled with cracks and potholes - may at least finally have plans drawn up ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Looking for arts? Then drive out of Manteca

Every two years when Manteca City Council elections roll around the arts somehow become a cornerstone issue.

January 15, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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