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Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROP fashion show set for Saturday

Ninety teen models will take part in the eighth annual premiere runway Fashion Show at Manteca High on Saturday, March 4.

February 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUILDING BERMS

Good fences make good neighbors, so the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost wrote in one of his verses.

February 27, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how climate change is making flooding worse.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The problem with California conceit

How high's the water, mama?

February 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fears mislead us to focus on burglaries

If you have a home security system you are likely spending $360 a year or so to guard against financial loss.

February 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


55th annual Grange Breakfast Saturday

The 55th annual Ripon Grange Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 10 a.m., at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., at the corner of Milgeo Avenue.

February 20, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon reduces water use 33% during 2016

More rain may be in the forecast but water conservation efforts are still in effect.

February 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tree crushes pickup truck & workshop

What are friends for? They can ease a heavy burden that crushed and crumpled to the ground destroying valuable properties.

February 20, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


ALMONDS TAKE SHELLING

Richard Phillips has lost nearly a hundred blooming almond trees just in the last three days. He is hoping that today and the rest of the week, there will be no repeat of Friday's strong wind that sent hundreds of the nut-producing staple all over Manteca and surrounding areas falling like sticks to the ground.

February 20, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


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2 retire from MPD after combined 50 years

Two members of the Manteca Police Department retired with more than 50 years of combined service on Friday – Dispatcher Kim Thomas and Detective Armen Avakian.

March 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon council looks at fee waiver policy for city facilities

The City of Ripon has an established rental fee schedule for its facilities.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop steps up to protect groundwater

Lathrop officials as they kept a watchful eye on too much water in the San Joaquin River took a step last week toward making sure ...

March 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


CONSERVE IS THE WORD

A record Sierra snowpack and above normal rainfall on the valley floor is unlikely to ease the need for the City of Manteca - and most ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN 2040

General plans - state mandated planning documents designed to serve as a blueprint for a community's growth - are viewed by critics often times as merely ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Be sweet’: Two words easy to Tweet

They've got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do - body shaming.

March 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pension issues, like it or not, will drive the conversation

The debate isn't whether teachers, police officers, firefighters, county hospital nurses or any other public employee works hard and deserves healthy pay raises.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Anthony Silva story heats up

There was an issue with a Manteca organization a few years ago – maybe longer now – where the person who oversaw administering the funds ended up ...

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Sense of being: Ken Hafer’s gift to Manteca

I never saw the iconic Manteca High tower.

March 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cartels, pension costs & saving teaching jobs

Math is a precise discipline.

March 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council needs to help save downtown

Take a walk on the wild side. Go to some spots in the 200 block of West Yosmeite Avenue or even in neighborhoods where long-time ...

March 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drought is just now beginning

Is the drought over?

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Versant nursing grads land jobs

Five recent registered nursing grads were honored Thursday at Doctors Hospital for completion of their months-long residency program with a celebration in the hospital's ...

March 06, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop targeting illegal fireworks

It used to be that if police officers or firefighters would respond to a scene where somebody was lighting off illegal fireworks and they couldn ...

March 06, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


BE.TECH EXPANSION?

Parent surveys as well as growth are being weighed by the Manteca Unified School District board as they consider the possibility of expanding the Be ...

March 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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