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Too inconvenient for city to follow same water rules as everyone else

Less than 48 hours before it had rained.

December 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SJ Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

I always love getting calls from people who live on the East Coast or Midwest this time of year.

December 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands: If this is global warming then let’s bring it on

The destructive force of global warming is in our own backyard.

December 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PC militants silence speech they don’t like

Cursed are those who don't worship the beliefs of the Gods of Political Correctness.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam is Sybil when it comes to candy & soda

The Sugar Plum Fairy has a friend in Washington, D.C.

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thanksgiving: What we take for granted

Father Joe is among those who understand the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Father Joe was a priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church just three doors down from my boyhood home in Lincoln, Placer County. The original implication of Thanksgiving for having the freedom to worship as freemen in a land of plenty was never lost on Father Joe.

November 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real turkey made better by farmers

Ever see a turkey in the wild in the Sierra foothills?

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


People’s lives do matter In Manteca

It was the bridge to nowhere.

November 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Phone firms ringing up the charges

What is the price for privacy?

November 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is defecating wherever you want protected by constitution?

There is a misconception out there.

November 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making our bodies weaker fighting germs

Death or at least a debilitating illness apparently is just a shopping trip to the store away.

November 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Senior center? Try Grown-up Center instead

In less than five months I'll be 60.

November 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The tide has turned

There was a time when this couple of weeks was a very happy time for me. Not so much anymore. But even at that, I am much better off than a good part of this world.

November 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


University of China at Los Angeles

You pay your State of California taxes.

November 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Builders eager to start 194 new homes

Two builders are eager to take advantage of the booming Manteca new home market.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education

Megan Harlan is aiming for a career teaching agriculture.

January 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


U-Haul leads to suspects

A U-Haul moving truck, reportedly used in two Lathrop burglaries and others in Manteca and Modesto, was located in the 200 block of Wawona Street ...

January 17, 2016 | | Local Columns


MANTECA FENCE WAR

Do as we say and not as we do.

January 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop delays big water rate hikes for now

Whoever the Lathrop City Council appoints as their next member won't have much time to acclimate before making a decision that will affect every ...

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Miss Manteca sings Youth Focus praise

Liana Bassett was quite shy before she joined the ranks of Manteca Youth Focus in 2010.

January 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Almond Blossom Festival honoring SSJID & water

Eight queen hopefuls presented speeches Thursday night honoring the South San Joaquin Irrigation District whose general managers – past and present – will serve as grand marshals ...

January 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Hey, dude! That’s not my cup of tea

"Dude! It's cold. Shorts?"

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOUISE ROUNDABOUT

Get ready for Manteca's first roundabout on a major arterial.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Please, officer, take my pot

It was a call that Manteca Police Sgt. Chris Mraz had gotten before: Please come take my marijuana plants.

January 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hands July 4th events to chamber

The Fourth of July now belongs to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

January 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks state OK on levee plans

In less than six months construction within Lathrop's 200-year flood plain can grind to a screeching halt.

January 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Queen hopeful aims for West Point

West Point is the number one option for Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Mireya Garcia, 16, once she graduates from Ripon High School.

January 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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


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