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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 damage that has been done to the frontage road from heavy truck traffic.

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 high schools will have to wait until next month.

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 of Manteca's city limits connecting future southeast Manteca development with the future interchange at the 120 Bypass and McKinley Avenue.

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 the second they stepped out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to let the world know about the President's tendency to use coarse and vulgar language behind closed doors that biographers politely called colorful language.

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


Train strikes, kills homeless man on tracks

A 28-year-old Manteca homeless man died after being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks between Powers Avenue and the BMX course.

January 15, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Alleys before council again

Three aging and deteriorating downtown parking lots - along with three alley segments riddled with cracks and potholes - may at least finally have plans drawn up for improving them.

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Remember when Brown didn’t favor immigrants?

"There is something a little strange about saying, 'Let's bring in 500,000 more people,' when we can't take care of the one ...

April 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no time to kill at 99, 62, 25 or 17 years

There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave

March 31, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sharing your info with Uncle Sam & Facebook

My grandmother wasn't a big fan of those year-end letters.

March 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget clowns; fear the scary rubber ducky

I am dead man walking.

March 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must address future homeless issue

The most pressing quality of life issue in the upcoming Manteca municipal election is homelessness.

March 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pulling weeds, Body Pump & use it or lose it

I live in a house that has an alley. That means every year in order to beat the Manteca Fire Department weed inspection - it gets ...

March 27, 2018 | | Local Columns


Classrooms taking shape at Colony Oak

Reconstruction at Colony Oak Elementary School continues to move forward despite the current wet conditions.

March 26, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Mossdale Landing Park will add six lights for safety

One of Lathrop's largest parks is about to get a big upgrade.

March 26, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


School district hopes to work with city on Moffat safety

Manteca High - as the city grows - will likely see its enrollment swell by 500 with most of those students coming from south of the 120 ...

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SHAVING FOR A CAUSE

This is a story about a retired police chief, shaving a beard, a generous new enterprise in Manteca, kids with a lot of courage, people ...

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WORKING TOWARD SOLUTION

Manteca's economic game plan is more than just landing a water park resort and additional distribution centers.

March 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California not going to legal pot

Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento finally agree on something - high taxes and over regulation are killing business.

March 26, 2018 | | Local Columns


Uber granted license to kill by Arizona

Uber and the gaggle of tech companies pouring money into autonomous vehicle development aren't really focused on safety first.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to raise taxes this November

The Manteca City Council needs to raise taxes - now.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Waterparks just don’t happen

Debby Moorhead understands how things work.

March 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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