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RIGHTS AT SCHOOL

As a kid I fancied myself as kind of a rebel, but in retrospect, I was anything but. The most rebellious thing I ever did was to wear green and yellow tennis shoes under my high-school graduation gown (our school colors were blue and gold) as a way to show my displeasure for how I had been shafted in football and track my senior year. (That is a column for another day).

February 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


T-shirt messages, sexuality, cultural identification & Manteca Unified

What you wear says a lot about you.

February 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s downtown dying? Again?

In two years Manteca as an incorporated city will turn 100.

February 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for watering just twice a week

Manteca currently allows the watering of lawns three times a week.

February 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are men who use most detergents unmanly wimps?

Laundry is gender specific?

February 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stop means that — stop

Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows of one place in Manteca where through much of the work day almost every driver performs a stop according to California law.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MT. DIABLO BECKONS

DANVILLE - Peer to the southeast beyond the toothpicks that dot the Altamont Pass in the form of wind turbines and you could make out Ripon's imposing twin water towers.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GOP Assembly hopefuls push water issues

There is no shortage of people vying to fill the seat that will be open in California's 12th Assembly District when Modesto Republican Kristin Olsen walks away after November.

February 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Mello-Roos taxes come under fire

Manteca Unified Mello-Roos taxes have become a hot topic.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Unified honors educators for effort

Several educators were recognized at last week's Ripon Unified school board meeting for their participation in a staff development day.

February 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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


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Political hacks distort truth to smear Vogel

Want to see what a classic political hit piece looks like?

May 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless can do the crime and not do the time

Welcome to San Joaquin County, Homeless Haven USA.

May 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn't such a thing as an unsafe road.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca

Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state’s smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

May 18, 2016 | | Local Columns


‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum ...

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s war on weeds

Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SWIM OF THINGS

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Partial cloverleaf envisioned for new interchange

Plans call for Manteca's fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city's first partial cloverleaf.

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dalben earns nod for government service

The late Peter Dalben- a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards - is being inducted into ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Adult graduates eight

A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.

May 16, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools

Sixty-two percent of us - according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California - favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dropping the bomb: We never should apologize

The President's plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...

May 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council

It's time to end Manteca's annual budget charade.

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning a lesson from Lincoln Park

It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.

May 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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