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It’s time to ‘wine’ about 209

Napa Valley may be the Lamborghini of California's wine regions - with the sexy, splashy, and pricey veneer that goes with it - but it doesn't hold a candle to the 209.

June 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obama can save Yosemite for future generations

President Obama and his family are visiting Yosemite National Park later this week.

June 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$2.7M hit on forced RDA sale?

Buying the 57,000-square-foot building that once housed Kodak's Qualex film processing division on Industrial Park Drive to serve as a new home for the Manteca Police Department was anything but a snap decision by the City of Manteca in 2006.

June 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SUMMER WORK

School's out for the summer.

June 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon ponders opting for water miserly plants

Water conservation will again be the hot button topic at Tuesday's Ripon City Council.

June 13, 2016 | | Local Columns


SJ Ag Fest starts 5-day run Tuesday

San Joaquin AgFest is a five-day celebration of youth agriculturists from throughout the county.

June 13, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Ripon works to keep river visitors safe

The dangers of swimming and rafting on the Stanislaus River have been minimal during the drought due to lower water volume, slower flows, and water temperatures more conducive for swimmers.

June 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Progress being made in resort deal talks

There isn't a drought when it comes to water parks interested in building a resort in Manteca.

June 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton

"See, I told you it didn't make any difference to vote. I shouldn't have bothered. Bernie Sanders lost anyway."

June 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Higher BLD entry fees just the start

Want to see the impact of government decree versus that quaint old-school concept known as initiative?

June 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Using ACE to solve Bay Area affordable housing needs

San Jose leaders are upset that they've become the affordable housing solution for job-rich Santa Clara.

June 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess

There's got to be a morning after

June 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse

It's time to bury the hatchet.

June 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K?

Mike Morowit is right.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fire destroys old Crom home

Fire destroyed the small farm house located on what was left of the old Crom ranch on the southwest corner of South Airport Way and Crom Street on the western edge of Manteca's municipal golf course.

June 06, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


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Go ahead & roll the dice at $750 a toss

The grumblings have already started.

July 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop's new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens' concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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