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Now is time for the real debate about the need for high speed rail

California high speed rail is primarily about bringing two points together - downtown Los Angeles and downtown San Francisco.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Sierra grad stay alive tonight on ‘The Voice’?

It started with her sharing a bench with clown-mask clad dancers as smoke rolled over the stage.

April 03, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Buy more than you can afford? Uncle Sam will cover the tab

Your word should be good.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of pink slime, lower food costs & longevity

Get ready for higher beef prices and enjoying more fat in your diet if you eat hamburger.

April 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tired? Yes, when it comes to giving away our future

I write best when I am tired. I am really tired tonight. This should have been a heck of a good column…but it isn't. I don't have much to write about. I am tired beyond creativity. Do you ever get that way? Tonight I am at that tiredness that pulls your heart into your stomach and makes you sick to your soul. I am so tired of what is happening to our children…and to our teachers…and to our schools…

March 31, 2012 | By MICK FOUNTS San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


Turning 56 is a great feeling to be able to enjoy

How does it feel to be older?

March 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘ANYTHING GOES’

Laurence Turner and Jessica Munoz glided across the stage of the Dorothy Mulvihill Theater with the ease and the carefree comfort of seasoned Broadway veterans.

March 30, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Phil Waterford: Doing what he can to write the history of good

The good. The bad. And the ugly.

March 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Give young people a sign of hope by encouraging more human sign jobs

It's tough out there.

March 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


La Estrella, Starbucks & McDonald’s: Manteca’s leading economic indicators

Forget the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ.

March 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The biggest joke in Manteca might just be enforcing the sign ordinance

With all due respect, what is the point of modifying the Manteca municipal sign ordinance when it comes to temporary signs, A-frame signs, flag banner signs, and human signs?

March 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bum, bum bumble bee

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me" – Jeremiah 29:13

March 24, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


The trigger for an economic boom: Lower power via SSJID

A plentiful and stable water supply was responsible for a real and sustained economic boom 100 years ago in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon.

March 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When will council decide it is worth saving Mantecans $480,000 a year?

City of Manteca staff needs to listen to Councilman Vince Hernandez when it comes to alternative energy.

March 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CLOCK CUFFS COPS

Tim Kemptner stepped up to the free throw line, eyed the basket, and dribbled the ball.

March 22, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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WELCOME HOME WARRIORS

The Vietnam War mural that has joined three other murals saluting veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Global War on Terror ...

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


KEN HAFER BUILDING

A shared love of Manteca brought people to gather in Ken Hafer's garage 27 years ago to discuss forming a non-profit to preserve the ...

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I can hear the Dreyer’s Drumstick ice cream calling

One of the best things about Manteca can be found in Spreckels Park on DuPont Court- the nearly 30,000- square-foot refrigerated distribution center for ...

May 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s a no brainer. J.W. Ledford Jr. paid the price

There is a price to pay for everything we do in life.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Black Hole Sun goes dark

It has happened more in recent months than in years past.

May 19, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Railroading high speed rail thru the system

You've got to love Sacramento's sense of humor.

May 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The good old days when snow was black & white

Sixty years ago a typical TV screen was no bigger than a laptop encased in a wooden box the size of a Mini-Cooper weighing slightly ...

May 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Spreckels Park BMX track is a Manteca success story

LAUREL TO ANDERSON 209 BMX RACE TEAM as well as the City of Manteca plus developers Mike Atherton and Bill Filios for the continuing success ...

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for the Manteca City Council to step up

The Manteca City Council has a chance to show they mean business, right past failures, deliver on a longstanding promise to make growth pay its ...

May 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Comey & the Saturday Night Massacre & ‘gate’ hysteria

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.

May 16, 2017 | | Local Columns


California: From Russia to Spain to Mexico to USA with love

It is usually the view that inspires me when I reach a summit.

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified offering STEM Summer Camp classes

The STEM Summer Camps are back.

May 15, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Al and Ann Tonn: A wonderful 65-year love affair

Al and Ann Toon waltzed through life like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was a 65-year love affair that ended all too soon with ...

May 15, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Chamber lights up Ripon’s Main Street

In an effort to brighten up historic downtown, the Ripon Chamber Foundation recently added strands of lights along Main Street.

May 15, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Police firing range cleanup tops $600,00

Getting the lead out of the city's former police firing range to clear it for development as part of the envisioned family entertainment zone ...

May 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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