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Joe & Marge: True blue Americans

North Main Street in Manteca is a long way from Fifth Avenue in New York City. One can only imagine the thoughts that a classy lady who once modeled and taught piano in Manhattan must have thought when she rolled into town decades ago and passed what then passed as local culture – a topless bar.

July 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Follow the law? Not if you’re PG&E top brass

PG&E seems to be above regulation.

July 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pit bulls have friend in Linda Sell at the Manteca Animal Shelter

Since Manteca's city council passed an ordinance in October 2008 requiring all pit bulls and pit bull mixed breeds be spayed or neutered, illegal pit bulls have been a constant worry for animal control workers, especially Linda Sell.

July 03, 2011 | By LAUREN MITCHELL Manteca resident | Local Columns


State gambling with schools

By WILLIAM DRAA

July 03, 2011 | | Local Columns


Dog teaching man

I've heard tell that dog owners (or "guardians" as some prefer) look like their dogs. I did not realize with how much haste that transpires.

July 03, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Government makes Internet tax dodgers & those holding garage sales tax cheats

Having a garage sale this weekend?

July 02, 2011 | | Local Columns


Harsh words for ‘Larry Crowne’: A Hanks film set in hard times

Tom Hanks is the quintessential Hollywood Nice Guy. Even when he plays a gangster, he's a very nice gangster. And that's why audiences flock to see his movies.

June 30, 2011 | Chris Ching | Local Columns


Police followed the evidence & took the hit

"It is what it is." - Stephen Schluer, president, Manteca Police Officers Association

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam earns “D” for forcing lunch price hike on local students

Everything you need to know about the federal government you can learn in a Manteca Unified school cafeteria this fall.

June 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s easy to be nuts about Ripon

Ripon is a true valley town with a strong sense of Americana that at times seems of another era.

June 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E et al seek weaker safety standard for their power poles

If PG&E happens to electrocute you, burn your house down, or start a wildfire that wipes out your crop they want to be able to do so without worrying about being held liable for your death or losses.

June 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fireworks offer bit of insight into legalizing marijuana

Get ready for a taste of Kabul at night.

June 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The dawn of a new era in city government

It was, if you will, a Declaration of Reality.

June 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Partnership forged in fire about to be strengthened in financial adversity

There's been talk of marriage but it never got past the pre-nuptials.

June 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A place where people go to live

Few people can say that their job is also their daily source of inspiration. Julie De Araujo is one of these lucky few.

June 26, 2011 | By LAUREN MITCHELL Manteca resident | Local Columns


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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

The notes from Sammy Davis' harmonica broke the silence.

May 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Main Street bulb-outs going bye-bye in spring

The much maligned bulb-outs in the 100 block of North Main Street in downtown Manteca are going to be around for a little longer but ...

May 31, 2016 | | Local Columns


Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Families volunteer to place crosses

Sacha Avila and her young children lent three pairs of hands to help install the 7,000 plus white crosses at Woodward Park in Manteca ...

May 31, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Manteca veteran owns 1951 Army M37 weapons carrier

A Manteca resident drove a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend as his 1951 Amy M37 weapons carrier stood out on the streets of ...

May 30, 2016 | By JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


Cushman: A 23-year-old who doesn’t feel the ‘Bern’

David Cushman is 23 years old. He has a keen interest in politics. That said, he hasn't felt the "Bern."

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


TANGLED MUSD WEB

What a tangled web we weave at times.

May 27, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It is time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case not to widen 120 Bypass to 6 lanes

Drive west into Del Puerto Canyon from Patterson and you'll climb into San Antonio Valley cradled between the ridgelines of the Coastal Range.

May 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If it looks like a steal it probably is

Do you have $63.80 you can toss into a garbage disposal and flip the switch on for every member that's in your household?

May 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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