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Mom never tried to cash in her chips for anything

"Dancing With the Stars" has lost one its biggest fans. Late last month at the age of 96 my mother passed away.

April 05, 2013 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


High speed rail folks sue me & you & a dog named Boo

The $68 billion train wreck in the making – California High Speed Rail – continues rumbling down the tracks with all of the subtlety of General Sherman's march to the sea.

April 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


So what is it? Jobs, jobs, jobs or houses, houses, houses?

There's an election for mayor coming up in less than two years.

April 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton attains real world All America City status

Stockton is a two-time All America City recipient.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brother, can you spare a dollar store?

There was a time when there was a gas station on every corner.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting ready for egg-citing time today

Miniature chocolates mixed with taffy collect in piles on table tops, waiting to be stuffed into eggs.

March 30, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


To those who are 20: Life gets better, a lot better

There's only one gift I want as I turn 57.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the Wii bowling urinal challenge

Enough is enough.

March 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thigh busting challenge: Conquering ‘The Wall’

You got this. You got this. ... C'mon, man, you got this.

March 28, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca-Lathrop’s next economic boom is coming down the tracks

They've been working on the railroad – and for good reason.

March 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Caswell & outsourcing state parks

At the southern terminus of Austin Road is one of 280 gems known as California State Parks.

March 26, 2013 | | Local Columns


In a true sense we are all Stocktonians

Stockton admittedly has its challenges.

March 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The curse of throwing around vulgar words

"My gosh."

March 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AMBITIOUS PROJECT

Camron Moebius learned very quickly that building a playground was, in fact, no walk in the park.

March 23, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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46 Ripon students perfect in state proficiencies

Forty-six Ripon Unified School District students earned perfect scores on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

October 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


KYOTO-RIPON EXCHANGE

Forty-five Japanese exchange students from the Kyoto, Japan's Gakven High School spent four days attending Ripon High classes and living with host families.

October 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Atherton: ‘We got it done’

Mike Atherton recalls what everyone was saying about him and his partners Bill Filios and Bing Kirk 20 years ago this month.

October 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sales tax helps pay for park upgrades

Two years ago, the City of Lathrop used funds generated from Measure C – the one-cent sales tax increase approved by voters to supplement public safety ...

October 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA CALENDAR GIRLS

The "Centennial Calendar" unveiling party at the Manteca Senior Center Friday night was a blockbuster hit.

October 21, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Will Manteca get it right?

The most controversial block in Manteca - the 100 block of North Main with its much maligned bulb outs - is part of three major road improvement ...

October 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


County’s Manteca deals would make Dutch West India Company envious

Not since the Canarsie Indians accepted $24 in beads, cloth, trinkets, and Dutch guilders from the Dutch West India Company in exchange for Manhattan Island ...

October 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are we really that angry? Probably

One of the joys of spending any sort of time working in a media capacity is that sooner or later, your email address is going ...

October 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Pool builders group argues against water conservation

If during a future drought water supply conditions got so precarious your city insisted that you not flush your toilet every time you urinate or ...

October 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Suit-mail’ is driving price of new housing up in California

Why is housing so expensive in California as well as the cost of doing business?

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon is almost done with parking lot work

The Stockton Avenue parking lot just reopened.

October 16, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space

Buy a typical new home in Manteca and you'll be paying at least $3,880 for preserving open space.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car show raises $6,700 for food bank

He thought she wanted a classic Jaguar sedan.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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