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Tackling corner lots, fences & frustration

If you own a home on a corner lot in Manteca here's some planner fence jargon that applies to you: "Standard corner lots" versus "reversed corner lots" as well as "key lots" and "interior lots."

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless encampment at Manteca’s front door

February 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca: The new Stockton for homeless?

Spreckels Avenue is teeming with life.

February 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Ghetto High’: The reality & perceptions

Manteca High - the "ghetto school?'

February 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RIGHTS AT SCHOOL

As a kid I fancied myself as kind of a rebel, but in retrospect, I was anything but. The most rebellious thing I ever did was to wear green and yellow tennis shoes under my high-school graduation gown (our school colors were blue and gold) as a way to show my displeasure for how I had been shafted in football and track my senior year. (That is a column for another day).

February 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


T-shirt messages, sexuality, cultural identification & Manteca Unified

What you wear says a lot about you.

February 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s downtown dying? Again?

In two years Manteca as an incorporated city will turn 100.

February 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for watering just twice a week

Manteca currently allows the watering of lawns three times a week.

February 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Are men who use most detergents unmanly wimps?

Laundry is gender specific?

February 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stop means that — stop

Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows of one place in Manteca where through much of the work day almost every driver performs a stop according to California law.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MT. DIABLO BECKONS

DANVILLE - Peer to the southeast beyond the toothpicks that dot the Altamont Pass in the form of wind turbines and you could make out Ripon's imposing twin water towers.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GOP Assembly hopefuls push water issues

There is no shortage of people vying to fill the seat that will be open in California's 12th Assembly District when Modesto Republican Kristin Olsen walks away after November.

February 15, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Mello-Roos taxes come under fire

Manteca Unified Mello-Roos taxes have become a hot topic.

February 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Unified honors educators for effort

Several educators were recognized at last week's Ripon Unified school board meeting for their participation in a staff development day.

February 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Time for water cannons

I had fought the urge to write a column on the lawless hoodlums in Southern Oregon. I told myself that no good could come from it and that it looked like it was going to quietly subside. I was going to write my next column on athletes and coaches – until I saw an Associated Press picture of protesters in Southern Oregon holding American flags as if they were mascot banners for colleges.

February 15, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


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Mickey Mouse toothbrush for a 59-year-old

It is a decision every man just weeks shy of his 60th birthday has to ponder: Do I get the Mickey Mouse toothbrush or go ...

March 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Use a different tact in taking on homeless issues in Manteca

Want to make it tough to be homeless in Manteca without running afoul of anyone's rights?

March 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About the GOP debacle, err, debate

Everyone has a story about their worst date ever. Mine was when I was in the military, and although while on that date I met ...

March 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


$30M: DROP IN THE BUCKET

Aaron Bowers looked down Garfield Avenue that splits Manteca High in two and thought of the possibilities.

March 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop may switch to two-year budgets

If the city council gives its blessing tonight, Lathrop could end up passing its budget in two-year blocks.

March 06, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Salon experience for furry friends

Melissa Tenio has loved working with dogs since she was a little girl.

March 06, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


She saw it all: 3 ring circus to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Joann Tilton has had a ringside seat to Manteca history.

March 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless, Manteca & hospitality

Industrious homeless hauled a TV set, microwave and even a chair up a secured ladder and strung electric cords to an outside outlet to cook ...

March 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$7,500 bicycles & artificial turf for high school football stadiums

It was a beauty - and I wanted it.

March 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you challenge a bus over right-of-way?

As accidents go, it wasn't much of a fender bender.

March 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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