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The green, green grass of homes

Call this a tale of a city divided.

October 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Traffic angels donning bright safety vests

I've been jogging down Alameda Street from Powers Avenue twice a week for the better part of three years to go to CalFit Manteca.

October 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ Valley: Owens Valley 2.0 via Twin Tunnels

A little over a century ago Owens Lake was 12 miles long and 13 miles wide. It covered 108 square miles with average depths fluctuating between 23 and 50 feet. There were teeming wetlands.

October 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to bet they’ll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Panhandler: ‘What’s your problem, dude?’

I pulled up outside the 7-Eleven and there he was.

October 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Adult cyclists: They’ll wear helmets if they have half a brain

Should adults be required to wear helmets when they bicycle?

October 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to take conservation of water to next level in Manteca

Pray for rain.

October 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 12, 2015 | | Local Columns


Once upon a time it was clear plastic

I was my washing my microwave food cover Saturday when I realized something - it was once made out of clear plastic.

October 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Giving PG&E more control over wallets

What happened to the Jerry Brown of old?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to make library a real City of Manteca priority

Why does Manteca - a city of 73,000 – still have a library that was designed for a community of 36,000?

October 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paying taxes not same as paying for cost of service

"I pay taxes."

October 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Air may be biggest SJ Valley challenge

Water - or the periodic lack thereof - isn't the biggest threat to the San Joaquin Valley's economic vitality. It's air quality.

October 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hired gun tries to make it all about the smelt

Steve Martarano is a hired gun for the Bay-Delta Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

October 02, 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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