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Pombo & what ails those who wish to lead us

Richard Pombo is a political lightning rod.

June 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

IRS tax ruling part of same-sex union debate

The Internal Revenue Service has now created another marriage penalty to the benefit of California's registered domestic partners - primarily same-sex couples.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Paper or plastic may soon become phrase of the past

I am a firm believer in using reusable tote bags at the grocery store.

June 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

PG&E doesn’t care about taxpayers

When a tsunami hits, first there is an earthquake. Then, the ocean recedes only to recoil with a massive surge that devastates everything in its path.

June 03, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

Erasing individual values to counter gangs: Is it worth it?

It is open season on rosary beads in a growing number of school districts across the United States.

June 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

San Joaquin One Voice trip

Every year officials from county, cities, agencies and community leaders embark on a journey to Washington, D.C., to meet with federal officials and elected representatives to advocate for funding for local transportation and infrastructure projects.

June 02, 2010 | By Leroy Ornellas San Joaquin County Supervisor Fifth District | Local Columns

Deport honors student, cuddle drug dealers

Before the federal government starts suing Arizona over immigration law, maybe Uncle Sam should get his own house in order.

May 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

What greater purpose is served knowing details of 8-year-old’s death in light of guilty plea?

Do we really need to know the sordid details of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu's death?

May 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

5,800 crosses: A solemn reminder of freedom’s price

A slight drizzle had turned into a steady rain following the cracking of thunder while I was on an early afternoon run down Wellington Avenue on Thursday.

May 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop School gets A+ for its eighth grade promotion

Lathrop Elementary Principal David Silveira gets extra credit for going against the grain.

May 28, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Ripon Farmers’ Market: Working together

Last year, the Ripon City Council explored the idea of developing a farmers' market in our historical downtown sector. The plan was to collaborate with downtown businesses, farmers' market vendors and the community to revitalize our downtown businesses. Unfortunately, due the multitude of regulations and to a late start, it was decided to postpone it until this year.

May 28, 2010 | By CHUCK WINN Mayor of Ripon | Local Columns

If that is what a hippie Republican is, then I‘m guilty as charged

The caller didn't waste any time.

May 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Here is a bit of unsolicited advice for Class of 2010

It's pomp and circumstance time again.

May 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A day in Manteca: Me & my shadow on various assignments

It was probably the best single learning experience of my life when a city editor in Southern California called over to me when I returned from a meeting saying I had 20 minutes to give him a 12-inch-long story on the city council meeting.

May 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

SSJID: 101 years of making the right moves

Men driven by a vision of bringing prosperity to the sandy plains on the southeast edge of the Delta have put Manteca and its neighbors in Ripon and Escalon in one of the strongest positions in California when it comes to water and power.

May 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Groundwater & surface water: Double trouble from Twin Tunnels

Go out by Costco in Manteca off the 120 Bypass at Airport Way and start digging.

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

2 hit in gang-related shooting

A suspected gang-related shooting saw two men gunned down Wednesday evening about 6:43 p.m. in the 500 block of Harding Avenue north of ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Thirteen students and a teacher at Joshua Cowell School were overcome by chemical fumes Wednesday afternoon including five that were transported by ambulance to Doctors ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Push to cap Mello-Roos tax in WR

Some of the same Weston Ranch residents pushing to spend as much as $3 million in Mello-Roos taxes to upgrade the community's high school ...

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon tightens rules for legal fireworks

It'll be OK to set off the safe and sane fireworks the week before and the day of the Fourth of July in Ripon.

January 14, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Elementary school for 200 proposed

One of Manteca's biggest eyesores - and once a major enclave for illegal homeless encampments - could end up as a school campus.

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Citizen helps Manteca Police arrest three robbery suspects

It took Manteca Police officers only five minutes to catch up with an armed trio Wednesday night that took cash at gunpoint from the register ...

January 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Stadium deals: NFL version of Powerball with superior odds

The odds of a Powerball player striking it rich are 1 in 292.2 million

January 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

From dying to thriving

Three years ago the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 in Manteca was on the verge of having its charter revoked.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Now that Seuseu Alofaituli has helped the Sierra High Timberwolves win the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV State Football Championship where is he going to ...

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

$2M football field overhaul possible for Weston Ranch

It'll still be another week before residents of Weston Ranch learn whether the Manteca Unified School Board will invest more than $2 million to ...

January 13, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Manteca fire calls hit all time high in 2015

Manteca Fire responded to over 6,600 calls in 2015 reflecting a 12 percent increase over 2014 responses.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Varelas seeks Miss Almond Blossom title

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Kylie Varelas, 16, wants to have a career as a pediatrician but first the Ripon High Junior is focusing on ...

January 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Allegiant starting flights to San Diego

Come April it will be only an 11-mile "drive" that won't require using a freeway to reach San Diego from Manteca.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It sounds nuts but I learned a lot from the Squirrel Cage

It was at one time - in perhaps the 1930s - cutting edge as burger places went.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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