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Highway robbery: Blame partners in crime in Sacramento

Pull into a gas station these days and you get the feeling you're being mugged.

October 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Seventh trip to a doctor in just over 50 years

It had been eight years.

October 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S DEFINETLY DEBATABLE

Obama won.

October 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


SF may finally follow Manteca’s lead on social issue

You do not have to worry about naked people over the age of 10 gathering at Library Park without police taking action.

October 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Common sense scores two wins up in Sacramento

Big Valley Christian High in Modesto wanted to build a press box for its football field.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown proves he is a governor, not just a political hack

You may not like Jerry Brown's politics at times but he has proven once again he's not a political hack.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Once upon a time when princess phones were extravagant

Ma Bell is probably having a good laugh right about now.

October 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ is promising but pitfalls exist with competition

The next big thing is already here - families traveling to youth sports events.

September 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Much ado about nothing in Lathrop council campaign?

LATHROP – Its election season in Lathrop again.

September 28, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Despite Greek chorus Manteca has never flirted with bankruptcy

Manteca has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy three to four times in the past 40 years.

September 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking spaces are not the problem for downtown Manteca

Common sense is dead.

September 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Slam Stockton on subjective quality of life lists but don’t poke fun at its bankruptcy

Geez, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

September 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone & not just 53% if us pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

Thomas Pogue keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...

January 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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