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Council’s respect for state constitution has cost city $10M

Does the Manteca City Council ignore the California Constitution?

July 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning Delta into the next victim of LA’s insatiable thirst

Want to see the future?

July 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area tax on miles traveled will place burden on northern SJ Valley

Beware of unintended consequences.

July 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three reasons not to vote for state tax hike this November

Manteca's police and firefighters - just like many other municipal and private sector workers - have gone without a pay raise for three to four years. And in many cases, people have had their pay cut over the past three to four years either through a reduction in what they earned per hour or having hours cut back. Even those paid via set salaries have had their compensation slashed while being expected to work more.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sam: Effective advocate for Ripon business community

RIPON - It's easy to write about someone in business who is always there for you when you call, or go by their office in need of help or direction.

July 20, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Delta protection: A modern day Trojan horse?

They just don't get it.

July 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca sets up big guys to compete with little guys such as Mike & Jeff

Mike Morwit is a nice enough guy.

July 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC more so than PG&E deserves wrath of the public they supposedly protect

Pity the poor souls who make a living as PG&E company spokespersons.

July 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Online sales tax avoidance: It’ll end now that it hurts government

Congress is finally going to do something to stop killing jobs and bleeding local governments.

July 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ken Hafer & his true blue love affair with Manteca history

Ken Hafer is the Dean of Manteca History.

July 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I have not loved the world, nor the world me’

Virginia Garrett - my high school English teacher who also happened to live across the alley when I was growing up - stopped me one day on the street.

July 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Willis Carrier’s hot idea: Has it cheated us of enjoying the heat of summer?

Old Man Sol has the Northern San Joaquin Valley in a Half Nelson.

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should non-citizens with gang tattoos be allowed entry into United States?

Do you believe the wearing of a gang tattoo is an indication one might be a gang member?

July 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paying it forward: Small gestures lead to big things in life

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

July 11, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The tower: Is it visual pollution or equivalent of background noise?

Visual pollution is a buzz word that is growing in use.

July 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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What a wonderful world

I was sincerely hoping that I would be able to recount to my son that just months after he was born the San Francisco Giants ...

November 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City of Manteca helps drive up housing prices

If you are a renter and are worried you will be priced out of your home or apartment in Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, or Lathrop then ...

November 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California lawns: We’re not living in Maryland

The experiment isn't working.

November 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The sins of the father & politics in California

It's the $68.4 billion question: Why would an otherwise fiscally conservative governor like Jerry Brown go full speed ahead with a $68.4 ...

November 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City manager: No need for downtown consultant

The City of Manteca has tried pursuing a better downtown six times since 1963 by employing the same strategy - hiring a consultant to help determine ...

October 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shots fired during fight outside pub on North Main Street

Shots were fired during a large crowd fight at 1:40 a.m. Saturday outside a North Main Street pub with one man being dragged ...

October 31, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon online academy hosts field trip

Several times a month, those associated with the California Connections Academy @ Ripon will take timeout from their regular routine to attend field trips.

October 31, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Mantecans’ frustrations are garbage

I have a neighbor a few blocks over that has a few choice words about the Manteca City Council that I cannot repeat.

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twilight Zone: State Water Control Board & ‘saving’ fish

The lunacy of California water regulations and how the Sacramento burecarcy functions in a Twilight Zone that would turn Rod Sterling's hair white with ...

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The pleasure of jogging in the rain

It was 35 minutes of pure bliss.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


The language of success in Manteca USD

They are among the best and brightest in Manteca Unified schools.

October 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACCOUNTABILITY

Walk onto any Manteca Unified campus today and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a cell phone.

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Home buyers pay into $55M fund to lure 16,800 jobs

Every time a home closes escrow at River Islands at Lathrop, $5,000 is paid into an account designed to lure employers to the planned ...

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop hopefuls talk about truck stop

Lathrop voters on Nov. 8 will elect three City Council members.

October 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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