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Homeless: Perception is reality

They're everywhere.

October 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Old & new tech co-exist at Library

In the face of computer technology rushing forward faster than lighting speed, it is refreshing to know that reports of the demise of public libraries are extremely exaggerated.

October 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ghostly haunts in South County

IONE – The premise itself was enough to send chills down my spine.

October 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Venture Academy performing arts wine tasting this Friday

Venture Academy's third annual Wine Tasting event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delicato Winery. Proceeds support the visual and performing arts program. Tickets are $25. For more info or to purchase tickets contact Dionne McDonald at

October 23, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Trick or treaters: For bigger haul mimic Manteca panhandlers

Hey kids!

October 21, 2014 | | Local Columns

A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

They doubled as CHP patrol officers

Being twins can be cool, especially when both are CHP traffic officers.

October 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Timberwolves definitely something to howl about

The howling was real Friday night in the Timberwolves' den.

October 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Wrong solutions for 2 of 3 local housing markets

Perhaps the wrong generation is being tapped to find the answer to affordable housing needs in Manteca and other communities under the unique influence of ...

February 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

How to create enough ‘new’ water for a city of 474,000

If you want to make a dent in California's perpetual water crisis you need to take a little trip.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lawsuit threatened over Lathrop Road

The residents that are unhappy about the City of Lathrop's decision to widen Lathrop Road have been anything but quiet about how they feel.

February 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Cities seek seat on SJ County flood board

Currently the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency is managed by the City of Stockton, the County of San Joaquin and the San Joaquin County ...

February 05, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bicyclists and walkers today cover the ground that once hosted a vital Manteca economic link to United States markets.

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Making way for granny flats

Your backyard could hold the key to you keeping your home, generating extra income, or allowing you to retire with more financial security while helping ...

February 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

State being charitable with what’s due Uncle Sam

The ends do not justify the means.

February 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

1,600 students are vulnerable to an attack

There will never be a solution per se for the homeless problem as defined as no one left living on the streets.

February 01, 2018 | | Local Columns

Teens, Manteca problems & the council election

Wayne Flores back in the early 1990s made an issue not of just the need for more jobs but the growing frustrations many parents had ...

January 30, 2018 | | Local Columns

Trash talk: It doesn’t win games or effect change

Trash talking doesn't win games.

January 30, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Measure C pays for five police officers

When Lathrop voters overwhelmingly approved a one-cent sales tax increase to pay for essential city services, all that anybody knew was that the Lathrop-Manteca Fire ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local Columns

Lathrop seeks to switch basins for groundwater rules

In addition to showing just how much California is lacking in long-term water storage, the most recent California drought also exposed how dependent cities across ...

January 29, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Auto thefts in Manteca drop 13.5%

Manteca's vehicle thefts in raw numbers last year were at the lowest since 2013 and 58.3 percent lower than in 2005 when 2 ...

January 29, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bishop appointed for Stockton Diocese

The announcement that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Myron Cotta to be the new shepherd of the Diocese of Stockton is "exciting" news to Catholics ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local Columns


Credit a teen-age "labor dispute" involving weeds leading to Cabral Motors being Manteca's oldest dealership in the same family entering its 61st year as ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local Columns

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