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Miracle on Oak Street

Imagine a 12-ton pile of garbage.

November 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The grass isn’t any greener on this side of the hill

Using self-serve check-outs is like walking into quick sand.

November 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tuesday Rotarians early to rise, early to serve

Jay Holmes – a retired principal of a California Youth Authority school for boys – holds court every Tuesday as president of the Manteca Morning Rotary Club that meets at the Doctors Hospital conference center.

November 06, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


‘A Modest Proposal’ to help homeless

How do you help the homeless?

November 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hitting the big banks where it hurts: Shifting demand deposits

Frank Capra made it clear in 1946.

November 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $10.11 you spend annually for your good health

It's the time of year when flies make robo calls seem like pleasant interludes.

November 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Constantly pointing out ethnicity of councilman Vince Hernandez is wrong

Manteca City Councilman Vince Hernandez is a full-blooded American citizen.

November 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why she’s passionate about helping others

RIPON - One Ripon business woman had cause to join in the sponsorship of the "News 10 Coats for Kids Drive" Tuesday in the Ace Hardware Shopping Center, along with The Salvation Army, Swanson's Cleaners and with her own Baskin Robbins ice cream shop, and Ripon's Kid Red Entertainment.

November 02, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ignoring the invisible people of Manteca

They are there.

November 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Manteca make more traffic & business McMistakes?

Is there really a new day at City Hall?

November 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enough to creep me out for a lifetime

IONE – Forget Paranormal Activity 3.

October 30, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The 98% caught between the extreme 1% groups

It is easy to sympathize with some of the sentiments of the Occupy Anything Because We Have Nothing Better To Do movement.

October 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’m what you might call a ‘klutz’ player

There are times I make Dick Van Dyke look like a ballet dancer.

October 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam shaking phone users down to pump $4.5B yearly into broadband

Why is it a national priority to make broadband available universally?

October 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bad times? Most of us have no inkling

These aren't exactly the greatest of times.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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$61K raised so far in Lathrop mayor race

To date Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal has raised more than $40,000 for his bid to seek a third term as the city's head ...

November 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Children’s Hospital plans satellite center

The Valley Children's Hospital of Madera is announcing building plans for a satellite medical center near Pelandale Road in Modesto – due partly to the ...

November 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon Leadership Academy at DHM

The Youth Vocational Leadership Academy was launched recently with Ripon community high school juniors and seniors visiting Doctors Hospital of Manteca where they heard from ...

November 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Why I’m working on my next 30 gallons

My day is made every two weeks or so when I'm told I'm better than 13.5.

November 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fear and driving on the Bypass

Dana Solomon avoids "it" like the plague.

November 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s talk about lies and liars that tell them

Lies and the liars who tell them.

November 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Snapping photos of food wasn’t a Kodak moment

The server brought the food to the adjoining table and no sooner had the plates touched the wood, two of the four family members- both ...

November 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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