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Absentee landlords & downtown Manteca

For years, Manteca civic leaders have slammed absentee landlords for making it next-to-impossible to get any traction downtown.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo?

Not one, not two, but three Manteca City Council members Tuesday lamented how Tracy - and Lathrop to a lesser degree - was kicking Manteca's proverbial backside when it comes to the issue that drives everything and was captured so precisely in three words uttered repeatedly by former Mayor Carlon Perry: "Jobs, jobs, jobs."

September 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Francisco is helping ‘kill’ river salmon

Environmental Defense in February of 2005 noted 85 percent of the 260,000 acre feet of water San Francisco takes from the Tuloumne River watershed is diverted at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

September 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For you, my love

A love lost with the passing of my wife? No way. Mary Lou is still by my side.

September 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

The days of Manteca Unified teachers and administrators communicating with parents almost exclusively with notes or flyers has gone the way of the slide rule.

September 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: Reliance on SSJID water growing

Manteca's municipal water fortunes will become more and more reliant on how well the South San Joaquin Irrigation District protects and manages its water rights to the middle fork of the Stanislaus River watershed.

September 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rules proposed for Manteca’s new dog park

Manteca's dog park - due to open by the end of November - won't be a free-for-all.

September 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon ups water saving goal to 30%

Ripon will set its water conservation goals at 30 percent.

September 19, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Stockton beats Modesto but even so . . .

Stockton is the Rodney Dangerfield of California cities.

September 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca has less than stellar record of being water visionaries

Manteca municipal bureaucrats like to point with pride of the city being farsighted enough to secure surface water supplies to blend with well water to support an ultimate population base of between 130,000 and 150,000 people.

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Accusing Brown of ‘mansplaining’ when he’s acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Colleges don’t need coddling, indoctrination

I remember Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975 well.

September 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Too far to walk? Don’t complain to Joshua Cowell

Joshua Cowell - the man who was called "The Father of Manteca" by his peers - would likely be amazed if he were to stand on his one-time front porch on Yosemite Avenue at 2:40 p.m. on a school day and surveyed what was in front of him.

September 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GETTING IN SHAPE

The days of getting home, grabbing two bags of chips to snack on while playing video games, and downing a 12-pack of soda a day are long gone for Tyler Beckham.

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may buy $577K in wetland credits

Manteca is posed to buy $577,000 worth of wetlands credits in the Consumnes River floodplain in Sacramento County in order to develop the proposed 210-acre family entertainment zone.

September 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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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


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


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