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Mickey Mouse match made in heaven: Kings owners & Anaheim

Sports franchises like the Rochester Royals-Cincinnati Royals Kansas City Kings-Sacramento Kings-La La Land Royals dump cities the way Zsa Zsa Gabor went through eight husbands.

March 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Diablo Canyon & PG&E: Just how safe is it?

Rancho Seco twin towers soar 55 stories above the ground in Herald some 40 miles north of Manteca.

March 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

RDA doesn’t raise your taxes even a penny

So is redevelopment a good thing?

March 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.

March 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Making sense & cents for Caswell State Park

One can easily come up with perhaps more than a dozen reasons to preserve Caswell State Memorial Park from budget-beleaguered, cost-cutting-crazy California. As everyone probably knows by now, the Golden State's more than 200 state parks are being eyed by the powers-that-be in Sacramento as one of the convenient cuts that could be done to trim the $27 billion deficit.

March 21, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Let’s stop calling people racist for stating the facts

One Saturday night three years ago Manteca Police were running a fairly routine sobriety checkpoint on Yosemite Avenue just past Powers Avenue.

March 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Message from Japan: Finding the way to life

Last Friday, one week following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, I heard a fascinating broadcast. A fisherman had been out to sea just before the disaster stuck. Noticing whirlpools in the water, he headed for shore and ran to his home. By then, the sirens were blaring and the villagers were already evacuating toward the hills. Driving as fast as he could, without time even to save his most valuable property, he fell quickly in line with the vehicles ascending the principal route out of town.

March 20, 2011 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns

A reminder of what really matters

It seems like merely days ago the public dialogue bounced between the skyrocketing price of groceries and gasoline; the rising up of working people in the mid east - as well as our own mid west; and the rambings of a seemingly unstable, implausibly garrulous celebrity whose veins course with "dragon's blood." It seems like just days ago because, well, it was.

March 20, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns

Lathrop policy clears way for Jack in Box mobile food trucks

Here's some food for thought for municipal leaders in the South County: What if corporate fast food companies piggyback on city efforts to "help people make a living" via food vending trucks?

March 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Sales tax rule makes Internet firms richer at everyone’s expense

Some $220 million annually in sales tax is not being collected by California cities and counties.

March 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

McKinley battle is more than just a fight over a way of life

McKinley Avenue expressway is far from dead.

March 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

‘Will work for food’: Then let’s help them do it

It was panhandling central.

March 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Making pit bull & other dog owners more responsible

Responsible pit bull owners do have a point.

March 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Taco trucks: Convenient and cheap

LATHROP – Once I became a junior in high school there wasn't a week that went by that I didn't eat at a taco truck with my friends.

March 13, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Growth brought more than just 17,838 additional Manteca residents

So what has 17,838 more Manteca residents brought us?

March 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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$1.4B jackpot: You can’t lose unless you play

It was a simple question: "A group of us are buying Powerball tickets. Do you want to get in for $6?'

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The completion of Woodward Reservoir a century ago this year has been a godsend to South San Joaquin Irrigation District as well as the cities ...

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Troop packing event Sunday

The Cpl. Charles O, Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program is scheduling a "Happy New Year" troop packing event on Sunday, Jan. 17.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Lathrop may fill vacant council seat

The Lathrop City Council has consisted of only four people for the past 11 days.

January 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Board honoring top Ripon spellers tonight

Several local youngsters recently competed in the 2015 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Championships.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Hopeful has UOP in college plans

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Nalani Alhambra, 17, has plans to attend the University of the Pacific to study for a career in dental hygiene.

January 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Carson’s flat tax, Apple, the working poor and PG&E

Apple - as of July 2015 - was sitting on $203 billion in cash.

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Robust acorns key to stronger ‘trees’ in MUSD

Vern Gebhardt is on to something.

January 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Getting worked up over firearms & gun control

There are more than 310 million firearms owned by United States citizens.

January 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is California driving itself to a crack up?

Remember the 1960s?

January 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Picking up more of tab

Manteca is continuing its southward march.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don't underestimate the value of a dollar.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

West of I-5 bills going up nearly $28

The Lathrop City Council already voted to increase water and sewer rates over the course of the next five years.

January 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Davis answering his final call today

Bob Davis worked his way up through the ranks of the Manteca Fire Department to become a well-loved and respected battalion chief.

January 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

How medicinal marijuana in Manteca has gone to pot

The odds are at least one - if not more - of the five Manteca City Council members know of someone who is ill that has benefitted ...

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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