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Big tax hit on way so spend $1B on Medi-Cal for illegals

Assemblyman Phil Ting says he's concerned about how the federal tax cut proposal will end up being a tax increase for middle-class and working-class Californians.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Andy Taylor results better than Robo Cop

Perhaps the most effective initiative undertaken by the city in the past decade to improve Manteca was the council decision 18 months ago to hire community resource officers to address homeless issues and start chipping away at quality of life issues.

December 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Climate change & the myth it is increasing number, intensity of wildfires

Christmas is 10 days away and California is burning.

December 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Social media grumblings perplexing

People are a funny bunch sometimes.

December 15, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Thirteen months & no movement on city crosswalk

Imagine, if you will, if the traffic signals at Union Road and Center Street did not function for 13 months.

December 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moorhead: Manteca is not just surviving

The last 10 years have been good for Manteca from where Debby Moorhead sits.

December 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Chamber office moving to new locale

The Ripon Chamber of Commerce office is moving to a new location in the historic downtown from its present site in the 900 block of West Main Street – the onetime location of an early Bank of Stockton building.

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop Manteca Fire remodeling J Street station

The City of Lathrop is expected to undergo steady growth over the course of the next decade.

December 11, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Restuccia in line to serve as next Ripon mayor

It's Michael Restuccia's turn to take the helm at the Ripon City Council.

December 11, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tests pivotal in how far $40M will go at Manteca

Key tests to determine Manteca High's future have nothing to do with what goes on inside classrooms.

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TASTE OF RIPON

True to its name, the 22nd annual "A Taste of Ripon" wine stroll gave revelers a taste not of just wines made from grapes grown in the Ripon district and nearby farmland as well as local culinary offerings but it also provided a taste of Ripon's small town atmosphere.

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


RURAL CRASH KILLS 2

Two Manteca men in their early 30s were killed Saturday afternoon in a grinding collision that split their northbound 2011 Hyundai Sonata in half with the front section with wheels intact being ejected into the air and flying over a wrought iron fence, through a small stand of redwood trees and landing on the front lawn of a home.

December 11, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The kid playing with power tool in a restaurant

Seconds after we walked into an older Stanislaus County drive-in on Saturday where soft serve cones are still called a frosty, we were unable to carry on a conversation due to a sudden drilling noise.

December 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We need to protect those who protect us

Manteca does not need a gleaming, new police station.

December 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf, Manteca & the $7M question

Free market purists are absolutely right that Adam Smith and Milton Friedman would likely disapprove of municipal deals such as the one Manteca's elected leaders are entertaining to snare Great Wolf.

December 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


We’re paying the price for a free ride on net platforms

The Chicken Littles are squawking like mad demanding that foxes guard the hen house known as Facebook.

March 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He had no issue with pain when he was the killer

Russell Bucklew walked out on Stephanie Ray on Valentine's Day 1996 to go live with his parents.

March 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Informational meeting March 21 on Grand Jury

The San Joaquin County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors' Association is conducting at informational meeting on Wednesday, March 21, in Manteca.

March 19, 2018 | | Local Columns


Textbook adoption costs $2.5M

Selecting the best books to teach the 23,860 students of the Manteca Unified School District isn't a snap decision nor is it inexpensive.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California Connections enrolling students

California Connections Academy @ Ripon is more than a tuition-free, virtual public school.

March 19, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


ONE JOB PER $20,000

Manteca through the investment of $7.5 million in connection with the proposed Great Wolf indoor waterpark resort will create 375 fulltime equivalent (FTE) jobs.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAJOR PLAYER BUYS PROJECT

Crow Holdings - a firm with 15 distribution center projects in Texas and two in Southern California - is getting in on the South County warehouse boom.

March 19, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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