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Manteca Unified Future Ed: Where learning has a purpose

Jason Messer was clear on one point.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared in September 2011.

September 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing our future, water & money down the drain

California's ultimate water war will start in your bathroom.

September 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The priest who proved there’s life after priesthood

Is there life after active priesthood ministry?

September 25, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


We’re holding ACE in drive for SJ Valley employment

The real game changer for the economically challenged in the San Joaquin Valley won't by California High Speed Rail. It'll be well-run traditional rail modeled after the Altamont Corridor Express service.

September 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress doing what snow, rain & gloom of ight can’t do

Waiting for the postman back in the politically incorrect time of my youth was magic.

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California takes from the poor to help wealthy Telsa drivers

Struggling to make your car payment?

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why we need to expand the Stockton landfill

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hear a lot of reasons on Tuesday why expanding the for-profit landfill on Austin Road is a bad idea.

September 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State may ‘profit’ $300M from eight San Bruno pipeline explosion deaths

PG&E isn't without sin when it comes to not following the rules.

September 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sleep on this: Another government fee penalizing the innocent among us

Oakland has a problem.

September 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


George Orwell would of loved driverless cars

I'm not exactly a Luddite.

September 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to spend like a Powerball winner? Then go to the movies

I took the grandkids to the movies Saturday.

September 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The global war that doesn’t grab headlines

There is a global war going on.

September 14, 2013 | | Local Columns


The Winchester Mystery House on Arch Road

The Winchester Mystery House is much more apropos to house California's Department of Education rather than the nondescript box marring the Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

September 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Glendale Unified brings real world of social media snooping to students

What is worse: Bullying or spying?

September 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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50 YEARS & STILL SELLING

Editor's note: An occasional series on the people who have helped build Manteca as the city gets ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

January 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steve DeBrum versus Ben Cantu: The 2.0 version

Ben Cantu - after debating whether to make his fifth run for elective city office in Manteca a race for the council or for mayor - has ...

January 13, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The myth legal pot will rain $$ on government

If you really believe legalizing marijuana will reduce black market sales substantially the obvious question is "what have you been smoking?"

January 12, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neglecting real world for digital one

Is social media ruining America?

January 12, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The climate change chorus is gnashing its teeth once again

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Mudslides. Tornadoes. Wildfires. Blizzards. Droughts. Why do we call them natural disasters when they are what nature does constantly to keep evolving?

January 11, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For Sacramento politicans charity deductions begin at home

It's nice that somebody in Sacramento finally thinks we're paying too much taxes.

January 10, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teacher pensions, Apple, & teen mental health

They just can't resist it.

January 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Resolution One: Being able to put on more mileage

It wouldn't matter much if the human body came with an instruction book on how to care for it.

January 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fees collected on new homes topic of council report

Every new home sold in Lathrop is subject to a series of fees based on the square footage of the dwelling.

January 08, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


‘Real time’ data allows schools to adjust effort

Education is taking place in "real time" in Manteca Unified and other California public school districts.

January 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.8M in donations powered RHS dream

In a way, the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation defied the odds of what appeared to be a pipe dream some 10 years ago.

January 08, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


When Manteca grew 120% in 1 year

Editor's note: This is an occasional series looking back on Manteca's first 100 years as a city as the centennial date of the ...

January 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City manager should say no to zombie CVB

The city in the coming weeks will get a request to waive fees associated with the Crossroads Street Fair in downtown Manteca. The fees cover ...

January 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother Nature not PC with male, female thing

"Male, female, or are you declining to state?"

January 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thanks for making paradise more like home; end of an era

We had three blocks to walk in order to see one of the most iconic beaches in the world.

January 05, 2018 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


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