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Pavao’s amazing run on ‘The Voice’ comes to an end

Lindsey Pavao's amazing run on NBC's "The Voice" came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night.

May 02, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Transit station: prelude to rebirth coming down the tracks to downtown?

What came first: The transit station or the train?

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s very own still in hunt to be ‘The Voice’?

Lindsey Pavao came full circle Monday night.

May 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Of water towers, Manteca icons & gigantic flags

Evelyn Burton has a point.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No one should fight cancer alone

My wife and I suspected some slight regression in our 7-month-old son's development.

April 30, 2012 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


Surefire way to counter rotten behavior: Be sweet

Be sweet.

April 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Entitlement 101: Cheat in honors class & sue school to stay in the class

A sophomore at Sequoia High in Redwood City in an English honors class is caught cheating and is kicked out of the class. His parents sue as it may hurt his chances of getting into an Ivy League school.

April 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Good songs make good prayers

I love listening to Mega 100 on the radio because they play all the old songs I used to sing, dance and listen to when I was younger and thought I was the coolest girl in town (and I really was you know). As a matter of fact, if you see me driving my car through town, you just might catch a glimpse of me bobbing my head up and down and side to side to a few of those Mega 100 hits. Yep, there's nothing like a good song to get your head bobbing and bring back good ...

April 27, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith columnist | Local Columns


Health care reform won’t address what ails us as Americans

You want real health care reform?

April 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop made sure there is a morning after housing debacle

What a difference four years make.

April 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The real story behind Manteca High School’s Pennebaker Softball Field

Manteca High School's softball field does not have any connection at all with the former Pennebaker Apartments in Manteca.

April 24, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


So how’s electing, same-old, same-old to serve in Congress working out for you?

It is what one would call a whispering campaign.

April 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress needs to quit the Sybil act when it comes to the Postal Service

How much are you willing to pay - and sacrifice convenience - to save the Postal Service?

April 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Some YouTube postings help unravel fabric of civilization

I arrived at the accident scene in Sheridan in 1973 just as emergency responders did.

April 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An amazing young man named Billy Borst

Billy Borst was seizing the moment.

April 21, 2012 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


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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


We want the world and we want it now

Patience is still a virtue but the concept is on life support these days.

October 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When it comes to fairness, rate increase plan is real garbage

Let's call the proposed Manteca garbage rate hike as presented what it really is - a sham.

October 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legalize pot? Democrats & GOP will party on regardless

Now that postal carriers have risked getting a hernia delivering the 220-page California General Election Official Voter Information Guide, perhaps you might want to contemplate ...

October 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $1.44 a month homeless tax on solid waste

Manteca's elected leaders are voting Dec. 6 to take the amount of money Manteca residents pay for garbage service up by as much as ...

October 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hillary & the battered Black Voter Syndrome

What will it take for Democrats to lose the 95 percent black vote?

October 20, 2016 | | Local Columns


Targeting Denham: Guilty by association

Guilt by association.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca accidents accelerating

It's not just your imagination.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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