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Camron Moebius learned very quickly that building a playground was, in fact, no walk in the park.

March 23, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns

Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

What those ‘free’ lunches actually cost

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

March 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Putrid salmon shouldn’t be official color of Manteca

Bill Goodwin dislikes graffiti.

March 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Step into "Spring" right out your front door – there's nothing like it before the sun's up. Many a pickup truck will pass you on the street as farmers are headed out to their ranches and you might even find a dog that wants to walk at your side for several blocks.

March 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Bloomberg to the American people: Let them eat tofu cakes

Every had roasted stuffed goose, papardelle with tomato and stewed pancetta, or truffle tagliatelle?

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Texas and barnyard sex education

In 2009, an interim Texas school superintendent declared that sex-education classes were unnecessary in his rural district. Most of the area's school kids live on farms, he explained, therefore: "They get a pretty good sex education from their animals."

March 19, 2013 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political Columnist | Local Columns


Michelle Crippen watched them spin circles around campus, plodding through an open field and skipping across the blacktop.

March 19, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns

Fiefdoms & high paying jobs win out over providing higher education

Just 36.4 miles separate Delta College and Modesto Junior College.

March 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Texas, Utah, Iowa, et al: California here they come

Here are three news tidbits from the past week:

March 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Why should the deaths of 8,358 be more important than 10,839 lives?

Mark Leno is an interesting politician.

March 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The ‘Make Everyone but the Larry Ellisons of the World Live in Smaller Houses Act’

Call it the McMansion Death Act of 2006.

March 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

An astounding life of prayerfulness, humility

The Holy Spirit has spoken.

March 14, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

One-size-fits-all makes no sense for seismic safety or education rules

It was an icon.

March 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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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

The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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