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Raiders get good as they’re ready to leave

If you're a fan of the Oakland Raiders, you should probably stop reading this right now.

December 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What if OID & SSJID had built New Melones?

Is New Melones Reservoir as completed in 1980 bureaucratic overkill?

December 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tweet this: ‘The sky is falling down’

If Chicken Little was real and alive today he'd be dead from a massive coronary within 15 minutes of surfing the Internet as cable TV news programs blare in the background.

December 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christmas isn’t always a happy time for all

This column has been plagiarized.

December 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Destroying the 209 to ‘save’ salmon

The strategy of the "regulatory-environmental perfectionist-Los Angeles water complex" is clear: Hammer the Northern San Joaquin Valley back into the Stone Age in order to save salmon.

December 12, 2016 | | Local Columns


Dan Petersen, ‘The Last Light’ & life itself

There are only a few items on my walls at home: Two framed posters from Death Valley, a photo of Cloud's Rest along with Half Dome, an autographed Sports Illustrated cover featuring bicyclist Greg LeMond, and a print of a watercolor.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hutto, Orlando take oath tonight

Caroline Hutto and Christina Orlando will take the oath of office when the Ripon Unified school board convenes tonight.

December 12, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Uecker on tap for Ripon mayor post

Dean Uecker is scheduled to become the next mayor for the City of Ripon.

December 12, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop leaders nix jump for City Hall fees

The cost of living in the Northern San Joaquin Valley is going up.

December 12, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Three Christmas musical treats - one by Del Webb at Woodbridge residents and two offered through the combined efforts of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - are being staged over the next 10 days.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID: Look at the data

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River - the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab proposal by the state - have increased by a factor of five since 2007 when work started on the 3,500-page State Water Control Board plan.

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $16.1 million pool dilemma

As a policy document the new City of Manteca Parks and Recreation master plan is flawed big time.

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheo Pass.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Welcome to the new normal

When I speak to friends of mine from other parts of the country, they always make digs about how California is this liberal bastion where everybody eats vegan and nobody owns guns and saying something remotely controversial is punishable by jail time.

December 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Orange joining Manteca’s solid waste rainbow

Sometime in the next decade the City of Manteca will likely stop weekly "garbage" collection.

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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So who is hiring all the illegals?

There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants - the Pew Hispanic Center's estimate - that are in this country.

March 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The water is rolling back, but the work isn’t

It looks like the immediate threat of a flood in South San Joaquin County is suspended for the time being.

March 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca should sell golf course

Fred Millner - a persistent observer at City Council meetings who sometimes rubs people the wrong way when voicing his opinion - is on to something.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Asking Uncle Sam for another fix

Free money. Free money.

March 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wearing leather jackets is a sin in their eyes

I am not a good vegetarian.

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROP fashion show set for Saturday

Ninety teen models will take part in the eighth annual premiere runway Fashion Show at Manteca High on Saturday, March 4.

February 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUILDING BERMS

Good fences make good neighbors, so the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost wrote in one of his verses.

February 27, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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