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Southside Park: The city cuts the grass, gangs own the turf

Southside is unlike any other city park.

August 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember the good old days when saying ‘I’m bored’ wasn’t a prelude to a thrill kill

"We were bored and didn't have anything to do so we decided to kill somebody." - what one of three teen suspects in a thrill kill told police in Oklahoma.

August 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would Louisa Clapp view her namesake ‘lane’ as ugly today?

Louisa Clapp arrived in what is now known as Manteca in 1849 with her husband Noah.

August 23, 2013 | | Local Columns


Manteca decides smoking in parks less obnoxious than Big Government

Manteca is not New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's kind of town.

August 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Breathable air or drive-thru windows?

Enjoying the air quality of the last few days?

August 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Privacy, helmet cams, ‘The Truman Show’ & Big Brother

Face it. You are Jim Carrey and you are the star of "The Truman Show."

August 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No yolk. Uncle Sam may require $11.2B chicken cage investment

QUESTION: If a chicken rancher has 50,000 chickens and he has to pay $40 a hen for new roomier cages to meet a state mandate how much of the cost are consumers going to absorb?

August 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother nature’s secret plan to kill us: Cow moo-thane

Got gas?

August 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The disconnect between student debt & Zombie food picks

John Carney is a 31-year-old pursuing a master's degree in fine arts at the University of Maine.

August 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Downtown: Give up all hope ye who enter?

"Manteca today finds itself in a position which is hardly unique in California. Population is exploding, while the Downtown remains worn out and outmoded, without the qualities which will maintain it as the prime shopping center of the community."

August 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S DEADMAN’S CURVE

Drive eastbound on the 120 Bypass long enough and you know the drill: Grip the steering wheel, get ready to hit the brakes, and fear for your life.

August 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flap over flags: Manteca says flags are still in good shape

No red flags here.

August 14, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


RoosterJuice crows about improvements

Manteca's cozy lounge bar was locked up and put behind bars on Monday.

August 13, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Thomas the Tank Engine versus Slick the Runaway High Speed Train

Thomas the Tank Engine was sad.

August 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A one, and a two: Who was Lawrence Welk?

Talk about bursting my (champagne) bubble.

August 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca’s next step to deal with homeless

It's time to have the talk.

March 09, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When ‘illegals’ took over California

The political climate is tense.

March 08, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REI employs guilt by association

I like REI. I like Giro. I'm sold on Bolle sunglasses. And I also like Camelback.

March 07, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pavers, alleys downtown & the best move

It's time for the Manteca City Council to hit the pause button again.

March 06, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Weed abatement inspections April 1

Manteca Fire Department weed abatement inspections will start Monday, April 1.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Neighborhood will feature 1-way streets

Manteca's first neighborhood with one-way streets - and Raymus Homes' latest attempt to build affordable homes - is closer to breaking ground along North Austin Road ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A PRINCIPAL PLAYER

Bill Whiteside is among the many that have helped Manteca prosper during its first 100 years.

March 05, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


GOAL: DELIVERING JOB SKILLS

Manteca Unified wants to make it possible for high school graduates to land full-time jobs out of high school that start off at $19.46 ...

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: First look, lasting impression

Hello Friends, my name is Pam, and I'm a fairly new resident of Manteca and Del Webb Woodbridge (5 ½ years now). I thought I ...

March 05, 2018 | PAM PHELPS | Local Columns


More rain on way as 47.87% of state remains in drought

More rain and snow is on the way.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you get a tattoo of the logo of your employer?

I have little stomach for buying clothing with a company's logo on it.

March 05, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Assuring future of downtown with sidewalk easement plan

So how can Manteca possibly hope for a vibrant downturn night scene to develop if by law - driven by court rulings - areas of sidewalks beyond ...

March 03, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gary Singh, safer streets in Manteca & speed bumps

Manteca needs more police officers.

March 01, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The screaming woman on Powers Avenue

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February 28, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bad intel on our ongoing war on poverty

How bad is poverty today in California?

February 27, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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