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Remembering Valentine’s Day back in elementary school

I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.

February 04, 2012 | By Mick Founts, Ed.D. SJC Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


If new agency can’t walk on water it’ll walk over us

Fear can be a wonderful thing.

February 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is little birdie saying Emken lacks depth?

I don't Twitter.

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky Mountain high: Regulating pot like alcohol not what it seems

Question: Should marijuana be treated the same as alcohol?

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PJs in classroom? If it is OK for Google why not 12th graders?

Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos wears shorts, polo shirt, and spat-style shoes to Lathrop City Council meetings.

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alex Hildebrand labored to make California better

Alex Hildebrand could have taught the Occupy folks a thing or two about effective activism.

January 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Release video of fatal shooting of Duenez by police now and not later

It is time to make the Manteca Police Department dash patrol video footage of the fatal police shooting of Ernest Duenez Jr. public.

January 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail is transit system catering to elite

High speed rail: Is it a big enough of a hot button item to determine who will get elected as the 5th District State Senator in November representing Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Tracy, and all of Stanislaus County?

January 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On the Internet stealing is OK as long as you don’t do it from Google

The odds are the legislation Congress had been pondering to try to stop the piracy of movies by foreign websites that then use them to profit may indeed not have been the right way to go.

January 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Convicted murder’s death carries more weight with court than average citizen’s death

How many Californians die each week because of not securing medical care or due to malpractice?

January 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to address Moorhead’s charge of underage drinking at BLD

Big League Dreams - when all is said and done - is owned by the City Of Manteca.

January 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Before you vote to send California to pot . . . .

It sounds like a pothead's nirvana.

June 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca does not need to pay wizards $475K

So what are Manteca taxpayers' getting for the $475,000 investment in a parks and recreation master plan produced by the RJM Design Group that ...

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’ve yet to see a bear with a smartphone

It's a question I'm constantly asked: Isn't it dangerous to hike by myself in the Sierra or Death Valley?

June 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Future Manteca park needs

It is costing Manteca taxpayers $475,000 so the city can have a plan for the next 20 years about what they should do to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 percent Chromebooks by end of 2017

Every Ripon Unified student from kindergarten through 12th grade will be using Chromebooks by the end of 2017.

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New police chief plans coffee series

Lathrop's new police chief Captain James Hood is conducting coffees to hear citizens' concerns at the Starbucks on Harlan Road.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Teens gradate from junior police academy

A cadre of Manteca teens graduated from a week-long junior police academy in Ceres that taught the cadets everything from basic first-aid to the proper ...

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca saves $140K a year by shedding PG&E

Is the epic struggle the South San Joaquin Irrigation District has undertaken to replace PG&E as the retail power supplier for Manteca, Ripon, and ...

June 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The next step: Preventing homelessness

Mike Kelly is a wise man.

June 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Frosted flakes, sin taxes & North Korea

It was a Saturday morning ritual for way too many years.

June 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The council is clear: Manteca must deal with the homeless

The message Tuesday was clear: No more fooling around when it comes to the homeless.

June 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for Sacramento ‘magic’ to deal with homeless

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ultimately Ford did have a better idea

I love top 10 lists. You know the ones. The 10 best places to live. The 10 weirdest places to hang glide. The 10 proven ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Widening Airport Way

Those who travel Airport Way for commuting or head down it to shop at Costco on the weekend know that navigating the stretch between Daniels ...

June 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 Lathrop council seats up for grabs

The Lathrop City Council gets a shakeup every two years.

June 20, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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