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Time for water cannons

I had fought the urge to write a column on the lawless hoodlums in Southern Oregon. I told myself that no good could come from it and that it looked like it was going to quietly subside. I was going to write my next column on athletes and coaches – until I saw an Associated Press picture of protesters in Southern Oregon holding American flags as if they were mascot banners for colleges.

February 15, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca needs to sell MUSD segment of Garfield Avenue

It's time for the City of Manteca to sell Garfield Avenue between Moffat Boulevard and Mikesell Street to the Manteca Unified School District.

February 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is school board buying candy when there isn’t enough for food?

Since when did football fields become more important than functional and safe classrooms?

February 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Swinging a bat, Three Strikes & Manteca crime

A whack with a wooden baseball bat twice to the head of a 52-year-old woman then slamming her face three times into the hood of a 1980 Chevy Nova is not a pretty sight.

February 10, 2016 | | Local Columns


Free condoms for 13-year-old boys and girls

If you discovered someone in your neighborhood was handing out condoms to 13 year-olds, what would you do?

February 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State water strategy: Crush the little guy

The water wars in California are getting uglier.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Atherton heading south

Atherton Drive will soon extend south of Woodward Avenue.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UPGRADING STREETS

The days of cracked pavement and potholes on segments of two of Manteca's most traveled streets are numbered.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation

Ripon High is requesting a change in graduation requirements.

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums

Now that the Manteca Unified board has given its blessing to artificial turf and an all-weather track at Weston Ranch High, they will seek input on what the community would like done for the same athletic facilities at Manteca High and East Union High.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Boys & Girls honor outstanding youth

Francisco Lopez Jr. arrived to Thursday's annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop Youth of the Year awards ceremony in time to accept his Athlete of the Year honor.

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Railroad crossing closures start today

Traveling between Manteca and Lathrop will be a little bit difficult over the course of the next month.

February 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away

Would you feel comfortable if there was a business next door that kept large sums of cash on hand - often into the tens of thousands of dollars?

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School

A career day at an elementary school can be fulfilling when you get responses from the students on your presentations.

February 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa!

It's been 25 years since I came home to a place I'd never been before.

February 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Ever say to yourself wdtm? (What does that mean?)

The art of communication.

April 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nixon was not so bad

A political tsunami is coming – one unlike this state has seen in many years – even decades.

April 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Singh: City not nimble enough

The City of Manteca as far as Gary Singh is concerned needs to be as nimble and responsive as a business is to an ever ...

April 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOGGY STRAWBERRIES

While many area residents were grateful for the recent rains in the wake of record-setting drought in California, Manteca-Lathrop strawberry farmers were downcast.

April 11, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Denham seeks to cut $1.7B in federal waste

Congressman Jeff Denham wants to sell 770,000 empty federally-owned buildings that taxpayers are spending $1.7 billion yearly to maintain.

April 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon board to hear English pilot program

Kathy Coleman, who is Ripon Unified's Director of Curriculum and Categorical Program, is scheduled to give an update on the English Language/Development programs ...

April 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Hit the Streets for Hunger May 1

A special "Hit the Streets for Hunger Fun Run" is set for Saturday, May 1, at the River Island Technology Campus in Lathrop that will ...

April 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Un-ringing the hollow bell that is the Raymus Expressway

Yes, the bell has to be un-rung to kill the Raymus Expressway.

April 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BAN THIS GUN

I wanted to call Kirk Kjellberg an idiot.

April 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In good health? You can thank refuse, sewer, water workers

I had dropped part of my granola bar the size of a dime on the ground.

April 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Consultants shouldn’t dictate Manteca growth

Who runs the City of Manteca: High-paid consultants or elected council members?

April 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dying in prison & morality

Over the past three decades, judges and juries have filled America's prisons with non-violent offenders.

April 04, 2016 | JOHN Kiroakou | Local Columns


Manteca Unified shouldn’t be at the vanguard of changing mores

A little over a decade ago two gay Sierra High students were spied walking on campus holding hands.

April 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BULBS OR NO BULBS

The days of the controversial landscaping bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca may be numbered.

April 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SIZZLING GROWTH

The hottest place for commercial development this year for Manteca is the Airport Way corridor north of the 120 Bypass.

April 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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