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Student loan rates aren’t what ails higher education

It's time that common sense guided higher education spending in California.

May 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bing was sweet on Manteca, John Steinbeck wasn’t

Bing Crosby liked Manteca.

May 07, 2012 | | Local Columns

You need lots of patience to catch the moon

I was one of those who got caught up in the perigee-moon hype.

May 06, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

End county’s role as dumping ground for SF Bay Area

Michael and Jeannie LaForge are not NIMBYs as in not in my backyard.

May 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Keep water tower, get rid of Mayor Weatherford

I thought the Manteca water tower belonged to the people of Manteca and not Mayor Willie Weatherford. It stood there for 50 years and now all of a sudden it is in the way.

May 06, 2012 | | Local Columns

Frank Guinta: The definition of a real man

The true measure of a man is not on how much wealth he amasses.

May 04, 2012 | | Local Columns

Political expediency could cost Manteca taxpayers $207,000

Scorched earth politics.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Pavao’s amazing run on ‘The Voice’ comes to an end

Lindsey Pavao's amazing run on NBC's "The Voice" came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night.

May 02, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Transit station: prelude to rebirth coming down the tracks to downtown?

What came first: The transit station or the train?

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is Manteca’s very own still in hunt to be ‘The Voice’?

Lindsey Pavao came full circle Monday night.

May 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Of water towers, Manteca icons & gigantic flags

Evelyn Burton has a point.

May 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

No one should fight cancer alone

My wife and I suspected some slight regression in our 7-month-old son's development.

April 30, 2012 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns

Surefire way to counter rotten behavior: Be sweet

Be sweet.

April 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Entitlement 101: Cheat in honors class & sue school to stay in the class

A sophomore at Sequoia High in Redwood City in an English honors class is caught cheating and is kicked out of the class. His parents sue as it may hurt his chances of getting into an Ivy League school.

April 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Good songs make good prayers

I love listening to Mega 100 on the radio because they play all the old songs I used to sing, dance and listen to when I was younger and thought I was the coolest girl in town (and I really was you know). As a matter of fact, if you see me driving my car through town, you just might catch a glimpse of me bobbing my head up and down and side to side to a few of those Mega 100 hits. Yep, there's nothing like a good song to get your head bobbing and bring back good ...

April 27, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith columnist | Local Columns

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Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The pleasure of jogging in the rain

It was 35 minutes of pure bliss.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Columns

The language of success in Manteca USD

They are among the best and brightest in Manteca Unified schools.

October 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Walk onto any Manteca Unified campus today and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a cell phone.

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Home buyers pay into $55M fund to lure 16,800 jobs

Every time a home closes escrow at River Islands at Lathrop, $5,000 is paid into an account designed to lure employers to the planned ...

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop hopefuls talk about truck stop

Lathrop voters on Nov. 8 will elect three City Council members.

October 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

We want the world and we want it now

Patience is still a virtue but the concept is on life support these days.

October 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

When it comes to fairness, rate increase plan is real garbage

Let's call the proposed Manteca garbage rate hike as presented what it really is - a sham.

October 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Legalize pot? Democrats & GOP will party on regardless

Now that postal carriers have risked getting a hernia delivering the 220-page California General Election Official Voter Information Guide, perhaps you might want to contemplate ...

October 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca’s $1.44 a month homeless tax on solid waste

Manteca's elected leaders are voting Dec. 6 to take the amount of money Manteca residents pay for garbage service up by as much as ...

October 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Hillary & the battered Black Voter Syndrome

What will it take for Democrats to lose the 95 percent black vote?

October 20, 2016 | | Local Columns

Targeting Denham: Guilty by association

Guilt by association.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca accidents accelerating

It's not just your imagination.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deuel Vocational Institute - 10 miles southwest of Manteca - is a lot less crowded these days.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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