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Federal workers dodge furloughs & pain of others

General Motors is shedding workers. California is forcing state employees to take unpaid furloughs for the equivalent of 15 percent pay cuts. Small employers on Main Street are closing. Teachers are losing their jobs. Everywhere you look in the private and public sectors the pain is being spread with one high-profile exception – the federal government.

July 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Fire district bests sheriff’s office in watermelon eating

LATHROP - The reaction from Interim Fire Chief Fred Manding of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District was swift.

July 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Billboards: Manteca park trees

There are city owned "trees" along the Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Give Manteca USD classified workers an ‘A’ for smart contract move

Manteca Unified School District's classified employees are one savvy group.

June 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Dad, a dump truck & hitting the cemeteries

The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him.

June 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


At my age, ACE ride is wild enough

I tried to remember my last visit to Great America.

June 09, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Double-edged sword in MOU for fire service?

To the extent practicable and within economic resources, the City shall endeavor to attain and maintain a minimum Engine and Ladder Company complement of three full-time employees. The Fire Department shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that other duties assigned to unit members, including but not limited to Fire Department sponsored training, special projects, or incidental duties shall be scheduled so as not to conflict with the intent of this section.

June 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


To the secular saints who mentor kids

Evelyn Seay was a saint.

June 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Death of a young hero: the full story revealed

The date: January 30, 1942 during World War 2, nearly two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

May 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Real heroes are more like Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.

May 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The importance of career days

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of serving as one of the Career Day guest speakers at French Camp School.

May 19, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Today’s election is a lose-lose proposition

I'm supposed to be angry as I go to the polls today.

May 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Take a swing at helping Jowell Griggs

For several years, Jowell Griggs helped organize a local NCAA March Madness tournament pool among friends.

May 12, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Opportunity may exist for new library at 555 Industrial

There is a solution to Manteca's Library needs and it might be staring city leaders in the face.

May 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The 10-second rule, swine flu & disregard for others’ health

Some people abide by the 10-second rule. Personally, mine is more like 30 seconds.

May 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


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Longing for old Manteca

I've recently taken up the habit of walking my dog in the subdivision across the street from my house. I never did it before ...

June 25, 2015 | By Lawrence Silveira | OPINION


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