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Brown proves he is a governor, not just a political hack

You may not like Jerry Brown's politics at times but he has proven once again he's not a political hack.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Once upon a time when princess phones were extravagant

Ma Bell is probably having a good laugh right about now.

October 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ is promising but pitfalls exist with competition

The next big thing is already here - families traveling to youth sports events.

September 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Much ado about nothing in Lathrop council campaign?

LATHROP – Its election season in Lathrop again.

September 28, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Despite Greek chorus Manteca has never flirted with bankruptcy

Manteca has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy three to four times in the past 40 years.

September 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking spaces are not the problem for downtown Manteca

Common sense is dead.

September 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Slam Stockton on subjective quality of life lists but don’t poke fun at its bankruptcy

Geez, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

September 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone & not just 53% if us pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes Mom & Pops to mat, gives mega firms pass on sign rules

Enforcement of municipal rules governing property - we are told - is complaint driven.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Election countdown: Get ready for run on guns at Bass Pro

You might want to do your gun shopping at Bass Pro Shops now to avoid the rush should President Barack Obama get re-elected in November.

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposed sign rule may put at least 24 people out of work

Chris Kroshus doesn't want to be a burden on anyone - including the system.

September 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The loss of local jobs hits SJ Valley meth industry

It's the same old story.

September 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning librarians into conveyers of pseudo citizenship

Librarians aren't exactly experts on terror, drug operations, or the nuances of federal law enforcement.

September 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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California Connection boasts 879 students

About four years ago, the Ripon Unified School District welcomed the California Connections Academy Virtual Charter School to its educational family.

August 01, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca grade for affordable housing: ‘D-‘

Classes start Thursday.

August 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Truck stop flap: 1,100+ voters threaten to shoot themselves in foot

Perhaps the San Ramon-based political action committee known as California Future Fund should step up its campaign to make Lathrop safer and pressure the City ...

July 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City Council makes citizens lawbreakers

The Manteca City Council made me a lawbreaker.

July 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


News flash: Profiling & prisons work

Profiling per se and prisons reduce crime.

July 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Give Reichelt her due: She was right about Mello Roos taxes

Georgiana Reichelt has been called a lot of things over the years.

July 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Two decades in Manteca of broken promises regarding library

You can't - as they say - judge a book by its cover.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BURGERS TOP BOOKS

A citizens group striving to write a new chapter for public libraries in San Joaquin County is counting the Golden Arches to make its case.

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


260,000 BY 2060

More than 260,000 people will call Manteca, Ripon or Lathrop home in 2060 if population forecasts issued by the San Joaquin County Council of ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chevron station, mini food store south of Bypass

The architecture for a proposed Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will dovetail into ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon plans National Night Out on Aug. 2

The Ripon Consolidated Fire District is looking for a three-peat.

July 25, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ripon Book Club: Great way to connect

If you are looking for a great way to connect with other people while expanding your mind at the same time, Ripon Memorial Library offers ...

July 25, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


‘The mountains are calling and I must go’

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third ...

July 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs STEM volunteers

Are you a scientist, engineer, mathematician or somebody else in a STEM career that is passionate about sharing your love for science with students?

July 18, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Traffic signal for Harlan at Stoneridge?

Residents have complained that Harlan Road between Louise Avenue and Lathrop Road is a racetrack for motorists.

July 18, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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