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Will emotion trump business once again at city golf course?

Manteca's 76,000 residents - whether they are golfers or not - should have a high expectation that the five elected people they have entrusted with city assets and their tax dollars will make a solid business decision when it comes to hiring the next golf pro.

July 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." - President Lyndon B. Johnson (while signing the 1964 Wilderness Act)

July 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Youth can draw inspiration from Komenich

Hardly a student at Manteca High School knows anything about Kim Komenich today - I know, as I continue to ask those I meet at the school and on the street with them answering, "Who?"

July 07, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why shouldn’t jail inmates pay toward the cost of feeding them?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 11, 2014.

July 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Rotarians get educated on safes

Ripon Rotarians were surprised to learn at their noon meeting at Spring Creek Country Club last Wednesday, June 28 that the Tractor Supply Co. – with a store on Jack Tone Road – is the nation's largest retailer of safes in the nation, according to Rotarian Ken Brown with 25 years tenure in the industry.

July 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


2 men sought for gas station theft

LATHROP - Police in Lathrop are on the lookout for two men who vandalized the Chevron Super-K on Lathrop Road last week during a brazen daytime theft.

July 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Academy brings youth closer to police, fire depts.

LATHROP - When it comes to building a relationship with the community it serves, Lathrop Police Services wants to start with the youth.

July 04, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Kiwanis continues Independence Day tradition

Once again, Mantecans flocked to the Kiwanis Club tradition of renewing old friendships over breakfast before the red, white and blue parade down Main Street with the help of the noon Rotary Club.

July 04, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Young chefs get cookin’ in STEM summer camp

Kierra Blackwell looked forward to preparing a nice, healthy meal for the family.

July 04, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Drought reveals why SJ County will flood again

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Jan. 14, 2010.

July 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How did we survive without ACA insurance?

My mother was born on a working cattle ranch in the Nevada County foothills in a setting similar to what Loretta Lynn described as a country holler in her song "Coal Miner's Daughter."

June 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic fines are the stick while surcharges are the anvil drop

So why are we writing traffic tickets in California?

June 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Better late than never

In 34 years of life I had never sat in a boat with just my father and taken in the splendor of the great outdoors that we both enjoy so much.

June 30, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Atherton gap, loss of Kmart, & council will

The best way for Manteca to counter the pending loss of Kmart sales tax dollars by snaring more retailers is two words: Follow through.

June 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Here’s one thing we really don’t want to be like Pleasanton

A lot of people look toward Pleasanton - along with Dublin and Livermore - and sigh about how great it would be to like one of the Tri-Valley communities.

June 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Avoiding the total eclipse of the heart

A miracle of sorts is happening today at 10:17 a.m.

August 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hoping prep players show respect for National Anthem

As a wee tyke playing Pop Warner football for the Anderson Wildcats, I would get so excited when my dad took me to an Anderson ...

August 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


I-5 do-si-do & high speed parking lots

Friday's colossal back-up on northbound Interstate 5 offered a peek of what lies ahead for the Tracy-Lathrop-Manteca region.

August 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca on verge of major economic splash

The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco has 802 rooms.

August 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There ...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Regulating America to death

You don't need to look far to see the regulatory chokehold the federal bureaucracy has on the economy, public safety, and even attempts to ...

August 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A solution for future downtown parking needs

The Altamont Corridor Express train is coming down the track.

August 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Look around, Caltrans isn’t the problem

I made a 319 mile loop trip Saturday.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Streamlined permit for charging stations

If you want you install an electric vehicle charging station in Manteca - either in your home or for public use - you can apply to do ...

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Timelines before board for work at Colony Oak

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will review the preliminary timelines for the Colony Oak Elementary School reconstruction project at tonight's 7 p ...

August 14, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop firm adds 95-foot tall crane

The nearly 100-foot tall crane that is on the corner of D'Arcy and Murphy Parkways?

August 14, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MANTECA MEANS BUSINESS

Tim Ogden means business.

August 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


St. Patrick’s church set for $200,000 plus remodel

Ripon's St. Patrick's Catholic Church on East Highway 120 at Carrolton Road is planning a major interior remodeling at a cost in excess ...

August 14, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Doctors Hospital CEO departing Manteca

Editor's note: This is Glenn Kahl's column " Thru Kahl's Kaleidoscope", A look at people & things in the South County

August 14, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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