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Traffic angels donning bright safety vests

I've been jogging down Alameda Street from Powers Avenue twice a week for the better part of three years to go to CalFit Manteca.

October 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ Valley: Owens Valley 2.0 via Twin Tunnels

A little over a century ago Owens Lake was 12 miles long and 13 miles wide. It covered 108 square miles with average depths fluctuating between 23 and 50 feet. There were teeming wetlands.

October 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to bet they’ll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Panhandler: ‘What’s your problem, dude?’

I pulled up outside the 7-Eleven and there he was.

October 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Adult cyclists: They’ll wear helmets if they have half a brain

Should adults be required to wear helmets when they bicycle?

October 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to take conservation of water to next level in Manteca

Pray for rain.

October 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 12, 2015 | | Local Columns


Once upon a time it was clear plastic

I was my washing my microwave food cover Saturday when I realized something - it was once made out of clear plastic.

October 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wandering down his memory lane

It' amazing how you remember something and it leads to remembering something else.

October 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Giving PG&E more control over wallets

What happened to the Jerry Brown of old?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to make library a real City of Manteca priority

Why does Manteca - a city of 73,000 – still have a library that was designed for a community of 36,000?

October 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Paying taxes not same as paying for cost of service

"I pay taxes."

October 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Air may be biggest SJ Valley challenge

Water - or the periodic lack thereof - isn't the biggest threat to the San Joaquin Valley's economic vitality. It's air quality.

October 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hired gun tries to make it all about the smelt

Steve Martarano is a hired gun for the Bay-Delta Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

October 02, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Living proof mentors have big impact

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 7 years old.

October 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Articles by Section - Local Columns


Anger can kill gophers

Gophers aren't very popular in Manteca.

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.4B jackpot: You can’t lose unless you play

It was a simple question: "A group of us are buying Powerball tickets. Do you want to get in for $6?'

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WOODWARD’S WATER VISION

The completion of Woodward Reservoir a century ago this year has been a godsend to South San Joaquin Irrigation District as well as the cities ...

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Troop packing event Sunday

The Cpl. Charles O, Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program is scheduling a "Happy New Year" troop packing event on Sunday, Jan. 17.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop may fill vacant council seat

The Lathrop City Council has consisted of only four people for the past 11 days.

January 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Board honoring top Ripon spellers tonight

Several local youngsters recently competed in the 2015 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Championships.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Hopeful has UOP in college plans

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Nalani Alhambra, 17, has plans to attend the University of the Pacific to study for a career in dental hygiene.

January 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Carson’s flat tax, Apple, the working poor and PG&E

Apple - as of July 2015 - was sitting on $203 billion in cash.

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Robust acorns key to stronger ‘trees’ in MUSD

Vern Gebhardt is on to something.

January 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting worked up over firearms & gun control

There are more than 310 million firearms owned by United States citizens.

January 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is California driving itself to a crack up?

Remember the 1960s?

January 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Picking up more of tab

Manteca is continuing its southward march.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WOODWARD PARK

Don't underestimate the value of a dollar.

January 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


West of I-5 bills going up nearly $28

The Lathrop City Council already voted to increase water and sewer rates over the course of the next five years.

January 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Davis answering his final call today

Bob Davis worked his way up through the ranks of the Manteca Fire Department to become a well-loved and respected battalion chief.

January 04, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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