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$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The First Bank of Faceboook

Getting a loan once upon a time meant putting your best foot forward.

February 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gold-plating streets in downtown Manteca

"If people who own (property) in downtown Manteca don't invest in downtown, we could gold-plate the streets and nothing will happen in downtown."

February 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS

There was a new panhandler outside the 7-Eleven at Powers and Yosemite avenues on Wednesday.

February 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA HOMELESS LIMBO?

Enforcement of three Manteca ordinances dealing with homeless encampments, camping, and the confiscation of personal property are on semi-pause in light of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by four homeless men.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca homeless encampments grow

"Don't come back here in our spot."

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


GRIEVING MANTECA FAMILY

The Carrillo family of Manteca is praying nine daily rosaries for the mother and three children killed in an accident on Interstate 5 in Kern County near Coalinga.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


From teetering on edge to solid financial footing

The outlook was bleak in 2008.

February 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon hires firm to plan for more growth

The Public Facilities Finance Plan is an outline of a comprehensive strategy for cities to manage costs of capital facilities, maintenance, and services that provide an impact on new development.

February 25, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


$1 rides tonight at carnival

By now, setting up a carnival that's the size of what one would find at a large county fair is second nature to Kevin Tate.

February 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


News flash: Farming is dirty & not a 9 to 5 job

If you bought a home in Manteca during the past 30 years or so, you signed a bunch of documents at the close of escrow.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COLOR MANTECA PURPLE

The first urban use for recycled wastewater in Manteca could be for landscaping for the proposed 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort and nearby man-made lake that's part of Manteca's envisioned 210-acre family entertainment zone.

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HAROLD IS HOME

Harold the Blue Heron scrambled out of an eagle's travel cage Friday afternoon and took to the air over an almond orchard in bloom to the delight of his rescuers and the couple who found him over two months ago stranded in their roof after the bird had been shot.

February 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca only needs Raymus Expressway if it wants 200,000 plus residents

The battle for Manteca is on.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP’S SWEET SPOT

The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID ponders irrigation season’s start

An extremely dry winter in 2012 prompted the South San Joaquin irrigation District to make a rare early January water run to prevent irreversible damage ...

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Troop treat packing event at senior center

For the first time, the Manteca Senior Center will take part in a packing event benefiting the Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support ...

March 21, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tabernacle experience at Calvary

Calvary Community Church is taking the community back to the Old Testament and setting up a life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses during this ...

March 21, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Droopy pants: Bring in the clowns

The bright red underwear was hard to miss.

March 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes away passive tool for people to protect homes & yards

Good fences make good neighbors.

March 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail backers fail to play winning ACE

It's the $72 billion question - how can the California High Speed Rail Authority win over skeptics and investors?

March 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E’s business model: Guaranteed profits while never putting capital at risk

The fun is about to start.

March 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Celebrate climate change

Climate change is coming.

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID WINS POWER PLAY

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Carter Holly has rejected PG&E claims that South San Joaquin Irrigation District lacks sufficient revenues to provide electrical ...

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHEATS DEATH 6 TIMES

A drunken driver took the life of Katelyn Morock's grandfather.

March 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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