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Traffic officer: Toughest job in Manteca?

The toughest job in Manteca might just be the men who are part of the Manteca Police Department's traffic enforcement unit.

May 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The winds have changed at 1001 W. Center St.

The City of Manteca has a new unofficial municipal motto: "This is the new norm."

May 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


7,000 crosses turn Woodward Park into hallowed ground

God and country.

May 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gang of eight betrays Americans

The Gang of Eight immigration bill can be summed up as amnesty now, border closing never. The Department of Homeland Security is not required to build a fence (which was ordered by the Secure Fence Act signed by President George W. Bush). DHS is required only to submit a plan.

May 22, 2013 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns


The IRS and the big government- big media complex

Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.

May 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To the Class of 2013: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Library plans taken out of circulation

Manteca is celebrating an anniversary this year that is one for the books.

May 17, 2013 | | Local Columns


Congress shall make no law . . .

LATHROP – And I wondered why people don't trust the government.

May 16, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Kofa Mountains: A true summer adventure

Ripon – the community – possesses a wealth of heart-inspiring stories in the minds of its many highly respected senior citizens.

May 16, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Perhaps Manteca should just say no to bonus bucks

It was the white lie of the last decade.

May 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tim Cook is big benefactor of Apple picking

Shame on you, Tim Cook.

May 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EPA mandates: Not too tasty but filling with fiber

The San Joaquin Valley's blessing is its curse.

May 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moms’ greatest gift: Giving their kids the ability to love themselves

Mom didn't die.

May 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Soccer field battle offers glimpse of Manteca’s future

Imagine your kid playing on an aging soccer field.

May 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shooting a hole in the debate over gun control

Here's a little nugget for those embroiled in the debate over gun control: Young men kill.

May 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The deals: Great Wolf vs. Amazon

The deal of the century - at least from the perspective of the City of Manteca at this point in time - is in what apparently are ...

January 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon cuts water use in December by 15 percent

Wet weather has pelted the area with more rain in the forecast.

January 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Truck traffic prompts rehab of Harlan Road

Travelers along Harlan Road over the course of the next two months might be subjected to delays as the city works to repair the extensive ...

January 22, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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


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