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The IRS and the big government- big media complex

Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.

May 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To the Class of 2013: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Library plans taken out of circulation

Manteca is celebrating an anniversary this year that is one for the books.

May 17, 2013 | | Local Columns


Congress shall make no law . . .

LATHROP – And I wondered why people don't trust the government.

May 16, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Kofa Mountains: A true summer adventure

Ripon – the community – possesses a wealth of heart-inspiring stories in the minds of its many highly respected senior citizens.

May 16, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Perhaps Manteca should just say no to bonus bucks

It was the white lie of the last decade.

May 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tim Cook is big benefactor of Apple picking

Shame on you, Tim Cook.

May 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EPA mandates: Not too tasty but filling with fiber

The San Joaquin Valley's blessing is its curse.

May 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moms’ greatest gift: Giving their kids the ability to love themselves

Mom didn't die.

May 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Soccer field battle offers glimpse of Manteca’s future

Imagine your kid playing on an aging soccer field.

May 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shooting a hole in the debate over gun control

Here's a little nugget for those embroiled in the debate over gun control: Young men kill.

May 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ammo sales & ‘The Obama Effect’

Almost four years ago, I wrote a column entitled "The Obama Effect" in which I described how fear and distrust of our then newly elected President created panic among our citizenry and that there were massive shortages of almost every kind of ammunition imaginable.

May 09, 2013 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Local Columns


Safeguards against PG&E style file browsing at Manteca City Hall

Is the plan PG&E proof?

May 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tax Internet sales until virtual cops can protect us

The Internet.

May 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Summer heat and keeping dogs safe

DEAR DIDI: It hasn't been all that hot yet but I noticed when I was walking my English Bulldog the other day he refused to stay on the sidewalk. Can you tell me about temperatures for walks and what I should watch for when I take her in the car? -Worried Mommy in Manteca

May 06, 2013 | By Didi McElroy mycaliforniacanine.com | Local Columns


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Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an ...

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable ...

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s Hat Mansion will be no more

I know that this isn't going to be a popular opinion, and I'm okay with that.

July 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca

Here's a novel idea.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to protect its $12M Moffat investment

Manteca has spent close to $12 million since 2004 cleaning up Moffat Boulevard as well as pumping new life into the corridor.

July 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high speed rail

California high speed rail will not die.

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kill interchange at Raymus & 99; slap $5,000 job fee on new homes

The 10-year foot dragging over the major road fee component of the Public Facilities Implementation Fee (PFIP) is becoming a bit overwrought even for City ...

July 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tracy & Lathrop are cleaning Manteca’s clock

So why is Tracy, Stockton, Lathrop cleaning Manteca's clock when it comes to landing distribution jobs?

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rotarians serve 150 youth breakfast

One young lady – a teen attending be.tech academy – stood out at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club breakfast Thursday as some 150 children were being ...

July 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop welcome signs before council

In 2014, the "Welcome to Lathrop" sign on Lathrop Road was struck by a vehicle for the third time.

July 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City manager contract is a bit less sweet

Manteca's next city manager - Tim Ogden - will make $800 less in his first year of employment than his predecessor Elena Reyes.

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MPD makes 4 arrests in armed robberies

Four suspected armed robbers were arrested less than three hours apart for holding up the Express Food Mart at gunpoint in the 2100 block of ...

July 17, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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