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The $76 million question: Will Great Wolf fly with investors?

The details that matter aren't public yet in the Great Wolf negotiations.

February 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So who is the bigger bad boy: Bieber or Sinatra?

I cannot name a Justin Bieber song.

February 07, 2014 | | Local Columns


Why SSJID is making the right call for us to conserve water

They were crazy. They were reckless. They didn't know what they were talking about. They'd put the community into debt and send everyone into bankruptcy.

February 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Whoa! There’s a crab feed and tri-tip dinner

Crab feed AND a tri-tip dinner? Yes, please! The Lathrop High School Athletic Boosters crab feed/tri-tip dinner is Saturday, Feb. 8, at the FESM Hall, 230 N. Main St. You must be at least 21 to attend. A no-host bar will start at 5 p.m. and then dinner followed by dancing from 6 to 1 a.m. Tickets are available for $50 from Lathrop High coaching staff members, Karen Dell'Osso at 938-6357, Chuck Garcia at (510) 928-7849, or Elena Garcia at 629-9579.

February 06, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


War hero, Realtor Castillo made his mark

Family patriarch, World War II Silver Star recipient, Realtor and a friend to everyone he met, Bill Castillo has died from complications after suffering a fall. Bill was a longtime friend of mine as well, knowing him for some 40 years.

February 05, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Drought reveals why SJ County will flood again

Take a walk along the San Joaquin River levees between the confluence with the Stanislaus River and the Mossdale Crossing.

February 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HOMELESS IN MANTECA

"Mary" pushed a stroller.

February 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Hate mongers leave ugly mark on Manteca

The ugly underside of society has reared its head in Manteca.

February 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dumping on farmers with full stomach & money to burn

Farmers get a bad rap.

February 01, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The assault on low-skill jobs via higher minimum wages, automation

The problem isn't the minimum wage.

January 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The assault on low-skill jobs via higher minimum wages, automation

The problem isn't the minimum wage.

January 31, 2014 | | Local Columns


‘CRAPPIE’ SITUATION

The running joke among John Geurin's buddies is that the retired 60-year-old could catch a fish anywhere.

January 30, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


The dangers of getting rid of tenure

I had several great teachers, a few mediocre teachers, one real bad teacher, and mostly good teachers during 13 years in public schools.

January 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Not intimidated by free thinkers

The Bible tells Christians to, "Always be prepared to give an answer (defense) to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." I Peter 3:15

January 30, 2014 | By JIM BENEDICT Calvary Community Administrative pastor | Local Columns


Visit the river . . . while it’s still there

"Get a running start and leap," shouted the bobbing head in the water below, "but make sure you clear the pump or we're all in trouble."

January 29, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


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My George of the Jungle hike routine

Falling into a tree is one of those things I'm placing on a list of stuff I never want to do again.

October 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring ...

October 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

October 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no place like home

I'm writing this piece at more than 30,000 feet above Texas on my way home to Ripon and Manteca.

October 06, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Memo to city on downtown: How about it, partner?

If you are among the 30,000 plus people heading downtown this weekend for the 33rd annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair, make sure you ...

October 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca about to get on a better growth course?

Brace yourself for a watershed event.

October 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to correct bad homeless move

Jeff Zellner was right. Manteca made a big mistake.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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