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Being in God’s presence isn’t complicated

Have you ever sat down to spend time with God and found yourself struggling because you don't feel "spiritual" enough? Your mind is cluttered. The external noises around you are distracting. You make every effort to sound sincere in your prayers, yet your feelings don't line up. And soon, your thoughts drift to wondering how you will ever be able to sense His presence.

March 07, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


It’s time for NorCal cities to offer cash for grass

Southern Californians have a tendency to have a smug attitude toward water.

March 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finger guns, school safety and ‘Lord of The Flies’

Ron Burns did not grow up to become a mass murderer.

March 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fish fry, gourmet sampler Celtic Faire & much more

If you want to eat out, support your community while doing so. Start your weekend right with the St. Anthony's Young Men Institute's fish fry on Friday, March 7, with takeout from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and sit-down dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony's School cafeteria. Tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under!

March 06, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Lent: The season for feasting and fasting

The advent of Lent always brings to mind Father William Delaney, former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Manteca.

March 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MICKEY MOMENT

RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Student loan debt: Housing Crisis 2.0

America is about to get another harsh lesson in easy money.

March 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why the sky seems to be falling down in Acetnam

Once upon a time in a land called Acetnam lived a little red hen.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How I learned to love the DMV & parallel parking

The California DMV, in its infinite wisdom, has issued me a five-year extension to my driver's license.

February 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Satisfying tostada munchies plus a wild & wet time in cave

Tostadas! Good Shepherd Mission's 34th annual Tostada Dinner is Sunday, March 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Mission, 305 E. French Camp Road. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. For information, call 209.983.8829.

February 26, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca USD trying to fix something that isn’t broken

There is no Hispanic on the Manteca Unified School District board. There is also not an Asian-Pacific Islander trustee.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go jump in the lake? Not in California

It looks like rain is coming.

February 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A book, a treadmill and prayer

I love junk food! I'm not talking a casual fondness for a fistful of Doritos or a mouthful of powered donuts. I'm talking full blown, passionate love, for deep fried chicken, cheeseburgers and French fries, supreme pizzas with extra thick crust and a pound of shredded cheese scattered over chunks of sausage and pepperoni. Washed down by a mug of ice cold soda, followed by a jumbo scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge drizzled on top. Do you get the picture? I love junk food!

February 22, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Resurrection’s bright light

The Resurrection is the greatest hope and anchor in our modern day society. In this morally dark world that we live in, the light of the truth still shines the brightest. Though some would like to discredit it, in their discrediting, it proves it all the more that the Resurrection is true.

February 21, 2014 | By Pastor Gordon Richardson Tabernacle of Praise | Local Columns


‘Let me tell you about the very rich’

It draws attention.

February 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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