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PAYING 5% LESS

The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and Tracy.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2.5 CRASHES A DAY

Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on city streets during the first six months of this year.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police (SHARP) volunteer unit after seven years of leadership.

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community resource officer so far of two authorized by the Manteca City Council to address persistent homeless problems has already had a significant impact after just 30 days.

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this morning that was just hilarious.

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley turned to me and said the obvious, "Papa, the people who can afford the nice new houses here don't work in Manteca then?"

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct to feed faucets in Los Angeles could one day be greatly diminished.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca Trailer & RV.

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an epic flood event that has a 1 in 200 chance of happening in any given year.

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Consultants vs Manteca residents

Do Manteca residents matter?

November 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Fulfilling Amazon’s bottom line

Call it being sacred straight.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What drives Ben Cantu to keep running?

Ben Cantu's fifth time wasn't a charm when it comes to getting elected to the Manteca City Council.

November 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The cows are coming home at Roth & Airport

Up on Airport Way where it meets Roth Road there once stood a small dairy.

November 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The election I had complete faith in voting

Forty-one years ago I voted in my third election.

November 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FREEZER IS BARE

Turkeys R Us has fallen significantly behind in its efforts to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon have a traditional ...

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


14th MANTECA CAR WASH

Two car washes have opened along the Airport Way corridor during the past six months.

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mega distribution center proposal

Manteca's biggest distribution-style concrete tilt-up building is being pursued on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Roth Road as part of the CenterPoint ...

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$61K raised so far in Lathrop mayor race

To date Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal has raised more than $40,000 for his bid to seek a third term as the city's head ...

November 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Children’s Hospital plans satellite center

The Valley Children's Hospital of Madera is announcing building plans for a satellite medical center near Pelandale Road in Modesto – due partly to the ...

November 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Leadership Academy at DHM

The Youth Vocational Leadership Academy was launched recently with Ripon community high school juniors and seniors visiting Doctors Hospital of Manteca where they heard from ...

November 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why I’m working on my next 30 gallons

My day is made every two weeks or so when I'm told I'm better than 13.5.

November 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fear and driving on the Bypass

Dana Solomon avoids "it" like the plague.

November 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s talk about lies and liars that tell them

Lies and the liars who tell them.

November 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Snapping photos of food wasn’t a Kodak moment

The server brought the food to the adjoining table and no sooner had the plates touched the wood, two of the four family members- both ...

November 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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