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Ripon Police arrest 2 for mail theft

Ripon Police - with information provided by two alert residents - arrested two women on suspicion of stealing mail.

August 15, 2016 | | Local Columns

Ripon High grad is now the top Indian

Keith Rangel has experienced his fair share of back-to-school first days at Ripon High.

August 15, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Boys & Girls Club reopens for school year

The Boys & Girls Club of Manteca-Lathrop opens today for the new school year after a week of annual clubhouse maintenance.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The downtown Manteca traffic & parking myth

There is a wrong-headed "absolute" that's driving the downtown Manteca debate.

August 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

SJ Valley may go to hell but air will be clean

Pundits can't figure out why moderate Democrats in the Central Valley and the Inland Empire aren't jumping for joy at the chance to extend and strengthen Assembly Bill 32 - better known as the greenhouse-gas emissions law - beyond 2020.

August 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca High’s best future is Moffat Blvd

Manteca High was built in 1920.

August 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The compelling case for vibrant arts in schools & in Manteca

Singing -or more precisely music - isn't one of my strong suits. I don't sing in the shower as I don't want to be accused of cruelty to my two Dalmatians that are within earshot of the bathroom window.

August 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Trump’s trash talking

When is it going to end?

August 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


So in last week's article I commented on my utter disdain for Hillary Clinton for any number of reasons which are too numerous to list here, and my utter dislike of Donald Trump for his boorish and offensive comments.

August 08, 2016 | CHUCK ROOTS | Local Columns

Ben Cantu & Manteca’s three-peat

Manteca - that once billed itself as "The Crossroads of California" in the 1980s before adopting the moniker "The Family City" - is at a crossroads.

August 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Doctors Hospital Auxiliary awards $20K in scholarships

The Doctors Hospital Auxiliary has again distributed more than $20,000 in college scholarships to area students who are at least beginning their third year toward becoming medical professionals.

August 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Lathrop lands Kraft Heinz

It was a huge blow for the city when Lathrop's 51-year-old glass manufacturing facility was shuttered for good in 2013.

August 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


A small but growing number of Manteca residents are singing the blues because their efforts not to pay more green by continually placing garbage in Toters that aren't brown backfire.

August 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Celebration for 6 Ripon centenarians

Six women now in their second century were lauded during a celebration at Bethany Homes.

August 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Ripon Police plan community meeting

Ripon Police want to learn about neighborhood issues as well as arm residents with information on how they can help combat crime.

August 08, 2016 | | Local Columns

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Lathrop is using 20% less water

Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...

August 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Kaepernick is right about injustice

"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

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