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March includes folks from all walks

A band of grass roots marchers hoping for major political financial reform walked into Ripon and Manteca over the weekend in memory of the late Cesar Chavez' effort years ago that sought a better life for his beleaguered farm workers in the Central Valley.

June 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca scores big points with garbage

Want to see how cost effective local government can be?

June 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Texting & killing is not an accident

OMG do u believe this?

June 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legal hyena has one big handicap

Scott Johnson has the worst handicap of all.

June 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About those vilified $10 an hour jobs

Manteca doesn't need $10 an hour jobs.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dads: More Waltons, less Simpsons

Some years ago, I wrote a column on Father's Day that was well received by quite a few fathers I know. Following is a rewrite with a few changes for this year.

June 13, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Teen-adult-senior prom, chamber dinner on Friday

Did you miss your prom in the past? You have a chance to re-live the night. The 7th annual Teen-Adult-Senior prom conducted by the Manteca Youth Advisory Committee is Friday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and induces dinner, beverages, and souvenir photo. For more information call Manteca Parks & Recreation at 209.456.8600.

June 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


No time to kill but why do we save it?

Why are we always so impatient?

June 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FRIVOLOUS ADA LAWSUITS

It's still happening – and this time it's taking place in our own backyard. Predatory American Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits are being filed against small business owners across Manteca. Twenty-one businesses have already been hit, all by Sacramento-area attorney Scott Johnson who has over 3,000 such lawsuits pending throughout California.

June 12, 2014 | By KRISTIN OLSEN California State Assemblywoman | Local Columns


The insanity of safe and sane fireworks

Modesto last month lost nine townhouses to a fast-moving grass fire.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City planning discriminates against workers living in Manteca

The working thesis of the Manteca General Plan is simple. It's all about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


There’s something to be said for riding in a taxi

It was 12:45 a.m. on New Year's Eve (day, technically) and I was standing outside of a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco with no cell phone, no wallet, no ID and five crinkled $1 bills in my pocket.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Brian McClain is an assistant professor for physical and natural sciences at the College of Western Idaho,

June 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Storm retention basin development push stalls

The City of Lathrop's goal of having the existing stormwater retention basin adjacent to the Save Mart Shopping Center on Harlan Road developed appears ...

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon emergency vehicle car show Saturday

It's been 27 years since the Ripon Police Department and the Menlo Park Police Department first started hosting their annual emergency vehicle car show ...

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop may make water conservation rules permanent

The City of Lathrop was diligent in taking steps to meet the State of California's mandated water reductions when the state's most recent ...

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Motorist dies in collision

An elderly motorist was killed and two others received moderate to minor injuries in a Saturday evening T-bone collision in the 200 block of North ...

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA NOISE & SAFETY

If you live in the far western section of Del Webb at Woodbridge and you believe traffic noise on Airport Way is a bit loud ...

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CITY BROKE ITS OWN LAW

The popular city sponsored monthly Food Truck Mania events conducted in 2016 at Woodward Park weren't legal under Manteca municipal law.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a ...

September 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City needs to keep eyes on Library Park

It was perhaps one of the all-time bonehead decisions ever made by Manteca elected officials.

September 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do you believe in Santa, unicorns & tax reform?

Unicorns. Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. Tax Reform.

September 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’re loving Yosemite to death

It's time to save Yosemite from us.

September 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless issues aren’t just problem for central Manteca

Running errands Sunday - as well as jogging - took me over a fair wide swath of Manteca on Sunday.

September 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to shame opportunistic state legislators

The nine scariest words in the English language?

September 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why would SF want facts to get in way of war on soda?

Imagine, if you will, the City of San Francisco requiring Starbucks et al to place warning labels on their cappuccino and latte cups stating that ...

September 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Friday night lights finally upon us

It's time.

September 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Quakes, hurricanes & more: Nature will always win

The Tracy-Stockton Fault.

September 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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