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Brother, can you spare a dollar store?

There was a time when there was a gas station on every corner.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting ready for egg-citing time today

Miniature chocolates mixed with taffy collect in piles on table tops, waiting to be stuffed into eggs.

March 30, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


To those who are 20: Life gets better, a lot better

There's only one gift I want as I turn 57.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the Wii bowling urinal challenge

Enough is enough.

March 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thigh busting challenge: Conquering ‘The Wall’

You got this. You got this. ... C'mon, man, you got this.

March 28, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca-Lathrop’s next economic boom is coming down the tracks

They've been working on the railroad – and for good reason.

March 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Caswell & outsourcing state parks

At the southern terminus of Austin Road is one of 280 gems known as California State Parks.

March 26, 2013 | | Local Columns


In a true sense we are all Stocktonians

Stockton admittedly has its challenges.

March 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The curse of throwing around vulgar words

"My gosh."

March 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AMBITIOUS PROJECT

Camron Moebius learned very quickly that building a playground was, in fact, no walk in the park.

March 23, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


What those ‘free’ lunches actually cost

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

March 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putrid salmon shouldn’t be official color of Manteca

Bill Goodwin dislikes graffiti.

March 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WALKING ABOUT RIPON

Step into "Spring" right out your front door – there's nothing like it before the sun's up. Many a pickup truck will pass you on the street as farmers are headed out to their ranches and you might even find a dog that wants to walk at your side for several blocks.

March 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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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


Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The pleasure of jogging in the rain

It was 35 minutes of pure bliss.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


The language of success in Manteca USD

They are among the best and brightest in Manteca Unified schools.

October 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACCOUNTABILITY

Walk onto any Manteca Unified campus today and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a cell phone.

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Home buyers pay into $55M fund to lure 16,800 jobs

Every time a home closes escrow at River Islands at Lathrop, $5,000 is paid into an account designed to lure employers to the planned ...

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop hopefuls talk about truck stop

Lathrop voters on Nov. 8 will elect three City Council members.

October 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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