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Trick or treat: Californians propositioned

First comes Halloween. It's just a warm-up for the real scary event - Election Day.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Candidates touch on water, ACE & Ripon homeless

Questions on everything from water supplies and retaining law enforcement officers to how the city should handle homeless were fielded by Ripon City Council candidates during a forum.

October 10, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Food + biogas = fuel

Manteca's food waste combined with methane gas from the municipal wastewater treatment plant could generate enough compressed natural gas to power properly-equipped vehicles averaging 15 miles per gallon some 3.84 million miles a year.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FOR OUR TROOPS

On paper the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over.

October 10, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


MUSD funding bounces back 39% in 8 years

It was arguably the darkest hour in the 50-year history of the Manteca Unified School District.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon spending $620K on streets

Streets in Ripon and other cities can develop wear and tear over time from the elements and extensive use.

October 10, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca Rec mother-son dance Friday

Manteca Parks & Recreation's first fall special event takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission stages the annual mother-son dance.

October 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Advice from a former ‘fat’ kid

OK. I confess. I was 5-foot-10 and weighed 260 pounds in the seventh grade.

October 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Drive by shootings & the Manteca council race

Jeff Zellner doesn't want other Manteca families to go through what his did.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Social media hasn’t changed the world

Living your life in real time on social media is not wise.

October 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Carnage on the Bypass: You know what happened

You know how it happened.

October 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poor people don’t have to protect the environment

It's been nine years since I started using reusable bags.

October 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca is a better place thanks to him

The joyous sounds of kids kicking around soccer balls are music to his ears. So is the laughter of youngsters crawling over playground equipment and light-hearted trash talk by teens after scoring a basket.

October 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cheap shots, ethnicity & the Manteca council race

Let's be very clear on one point: What you are about to read is not being uttered, whispered or blogged by any of the six candidates for the Manteca City Council.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trash talk: Manteca delivers

I am currently paying $19.78 a month for solid waste collection.

September 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The election I had complete faith in voting

Forty-one years ago I voted in my third election.

November 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE FREEZER IS BARE

Turkeys R Us has fallen significantly behind in its efforts to make sure 1,850 struggling households in Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon have a traditional ...

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


14th MANTECA CAR WASH

Two car washes have opened along the Airport Way corridor during the past six months.

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mega distribution center proposal

Manteca's biggest distribution-style concrete tilt-up building is being pursued on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Roth Road as part of the CenterPoint ...

November 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$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


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