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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


Get ready for the new rage: The $300 ‘perfect’ T-shirt

My idea of a quality T-shirt is a California muscle shirt made by Urban Pipeline.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christian dance show & rodeo this weekend

SONdance presents this year's production entitled "Abundance" at the Ripon Christian High Performing Arts Center located at 435 N. Maple Ave., in Ripon, on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $12 at the door.

June 05, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get farmers on board now for recycled water

How do the folks on the space station orbiting earth right now get fresh drinking water?

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca makes rights of some superior to rights of others

I admire the Manteca Firefighters Association and their dedication to raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

June 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world needs more respect not more fences

Forget that fences make good neighbors.

June 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Santa Barbara tragedy & gun laws

I was shocked, saddened, and angered the other day when I read that some crazy guy in Santa Barbara had killed six innocent people before taking his own life.

June 03, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Local Columns


Weaning Manteca general fund off its addiction to bonus bucks

What does $12.3 million buy?

June 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case to make library investment a high priority

Are libraries relevant?

May 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Veterans suffer in blame game

Around 10 years ago – I believe that time is accurate, because as I grow older, time speeds up immensely – I took my mother to the Veteran's Administration outpatient clinic in Redding for an appointment. I remember looking at the clientele in the waiting room thinking how when the waves of post-war casualties from our then- (and now-) current conflict starting hitting the VA system how much it would be overrun and over-burdened.

May 31, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


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Singh, Morowit get it: Manteca needs more traffic officers

Mike Morowit and Gary Singh have "just the ticket" for Manteca for the upcoming mid-year municipal budget review.

January 04, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Amazon smile won’t last forever

There was a time when Sears made retailers shudder and would give the mailman - the now dinosaur politically incorrect term for postal carriers - hernias as ...

January 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca garbage pick up pushed back a day

Manteca is changing its garbage collection this week due to the New Year's holiday.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ARCO station, fast food place, car wash eyed for Crestwood

Manteca could have four ARCO AM/PM gas station/mini-mart combos by year's end.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


YEAR OF THE WOLF?

The drive to incorporate Manteca a century ago this May was powered by the lack of a sewer system. The lack of a collective way ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1918: The birth of a city

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking back on Manteca's first 100 years as a city as the centennial ...

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for Postal Service to send Congress “Dear John letter”

The Twitter in Chief has a point.

January 02, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Skate your way into new year in Modesto

There's something for people of all ages to do in Modesto to ring in 2018 on New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ushering in 2018 with fireworks could cost you $750

Manteca Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd has some advice that could save you at least $750 and keep your house from burning - don't shoot off ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flu bug hits Manteca senior living complex

The Prestige Senior Living retirement home on East Manteca off Louise Avenue is under quarantine due to a rash of residents ill with the flu.

December 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The vision: Santana Row style neighborhood

Mike Atherton - a developer with Manteca roots extending back to the 1980s who led the charge to build homes south of the 120 Bypass - sees ...

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


APARTMENT RENTS STILL GOING UP IN MANTECA

You can rent a studio apartment in Manteca - assuming you can find a vacancy - for $1,015 a month.

December 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try this on for size during 2018: Be sweet

Nearly 365 days ago 2017 started with a whole lot of people bristling in anger.

December 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1997: New state law makes it illegal to smoke inside bars

100 years ago

December 29, 2017 | | Local Columns


Big surprise in small box

A day or two before Christmas I stopped by the Second Harvest Food Bank to wish the front office staffers best wishes for the holiday ...

December 29, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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