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A penny you earn & isn’t taken is yours

The national media is tripping over itself to try and sell the just passed tax reform as a tax increase.

December 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My four trips in high school to principal’s office

I was called to the principal's office four times during high school.

December 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just a few kind words . . . .

This column has been plagiarized.

December 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


AT LEVI WITH 49ER FANS

It's been at least a decade since I had been to an NFL football game, and that was partially by design.

December 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Elon Musk nails what’s ails high speed rail

"Why do we want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn't leave where you want it to leave, doesn't start where you want it to start, doesn't end where you want it to end? And it doesn't go all the time . . . That's why everyone doesn't like (public transit) . . . . That's why people like individualized transport, that goes where you want, when you want." - Elon Musk commenting on public transit

December 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Granny flat 2.0 affordable housing solution

It's been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

December 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Old traditions, cough drops & DHM volunteers

There is something about old traditions in families including health care remedies. Last year when winter was approaching and I was grocery shopping in Ripon's Save Mart, I couldn't help but notice the lack of the old tried and true Vicks cough drops on their shelves amid countless other brands.

December 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


St. Vincent de Paul Society delivering 300 food baskets

Fresh from helping needing families for this past Thanksgiving, the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Manteca is gearing up to do likewise once again.

December 18, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Farmer beaten in rural Manteca home invasion

Retired Manteca area dairyman Arnold Rothlin survived a severe beating in a 2 a.m. Saturday home invasion robbery at his home on South Airport Way.

December 18, 2017 | | Local Columns


Lathrop may impose temp ban on pot sales in city

The pending arrival of legalized marijuana has left many California cities unprepared to deal with the potential impacts of commercialized cannabis.

December 18, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Chiek served 26 years as Manteca officer

After serving nearly 26 years as a Manteca Police officer, Randy Chiek got the traditional send off Saturday morning with a police escort from his home to the department marking his last day on the job.

December 18, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


SANTA NEEDS HELP

Santa's helpers need a little help this year.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$731,690 to get lead out

The plan to transform municipal land once used to grow corn for dairy cows using reclaimed wastewater into a family recreation mecca required the city to remove the Manteca Police Department's firing range.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Big tax hit on way so spend $1B on Medi-Cal for illegals

Assemblyman Phil Ting says he's concerned about how the federal tax cut proposal will end up being a tax increase for middle-class and working-class Californians.

December 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Andy Taylor results better than Robo Cop

Perhaps the most effective initiative undertaken by the city in the past decade to improve Manteca was the council decision 18 months ago to hire community resource officers to address homeless issues and start chipping away at quality of life issues.

December 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Thanks for making paradise more like home; end of an era

We had three blocks to walk in order to see one of the most iconic beaches in the world.

January 05, 2018 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


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


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