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Feeling overtaxed? General Electric & the Oracle aren’t

The Great American nightmare is over.

April 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About those grave (marker) robbers

David Massey helped shed some light on one of the area's more intriguing, odd-ball mysteries.

April 15, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Doom & gloom? It’s really a wonderful world

It was a honeymoon with plenty of pain.

April 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Candini was part of the Jackie Robinson story

It was the summer of 1951.

April 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The inexcusable gestation period for a crosswalk project in Manteca

How long does it take for the City of Manteca to put in a crosswalk?

April 13, 2013 | | Local Columns


KICKING FOR A CURE

Justin Coenenberg knew only what he had gathered second-hand – that Riley Simmons was a first-rate 9-year-old.

April 11, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca safety: Here’s 5,000 or so pennies a year for your thoughts

Pennies are rather worthless things when they standalone.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teens show how indomitable spirit conquers all

Siblings Weley and Wendy Lin did not speak a word of English when they started school in first grade. Mandarin was the only language they knew. Their parents did not understand English either, so the young girls didn't have the luxury of receiving any help at home with their homework.

April 10, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Call it the ‘close- a-school-&-make- Ripon-Unified- even-better’ plan

It's not every day parents – even if they are educators – suggest to a school board they should close a school especially when all are performing more than decently on state test scores.

April 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Now if only my IQ could match the phone I use

My IQ just dropped.

April 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Healthcare cost battle: Switching sticks for carrots

Get ready for the real healthcare crisis.

April 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sheriffs vowing to ignore the law is a scary trend

The next time someone takes an oath of office they might want to read the first 15 words in the constitution they're swearing to uphold.

April 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mom never tried to cash in her chips for anything

"Dancing With the Stars" has lost one its biggest fans. Late last month at the age of 96 my mother passed away.

April 05, 2013 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


High speed rail folks sue me & you & a dog named Boo

The $68 billion train wreck in the making – California High Speed Rail – continues rumbling down the tracks with all of the subtlety of General Sherman's march to the sea.

April 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


So what is it? Jobs, jobs, jobs or houses, houses, houses?

There's an election for mayor coming up in less than two years.

April 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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‘Suit-mail’ is driving price of new housing up in California

Why is housing so expensive in California as well as the cost of doing business?

October 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon is almost done with parking lot work

The Stockton Avenue parking lot just reopened.

October 16, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Typical new home buyer paying $3,880 for open space

Buy a typical new home in Manteca and you'll be paying at least $3,880 for preserving open space.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car show raises $6,700 for food bank

He thought she wanted a classic Jaguar sedan.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PREPARING FOR WORST

As part of ongoing disaster preparedness drills on Thursday at 3:19 p.m. the city will pretend that an "earthquake" will cause the collapse ...

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle, can you spare $30M?

Manteca wants to break ground on two freeway interchange projects along the 120 Bypass in the next two years.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twin Tunnels key to keeping LA humming at others’ expense

The Twin Tunnels aren't really about water.

October 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bored? That’s your problem and not the government’s

You've heard the whine: "There's nothing to do in Manteca."

October 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An entire neighborhood gone overnight?

When I first heard about there being a fire raging through Wine Country, my initial thought was some high-end wineries were in danger of losing ...

October 13, 2017 | | Local Columns


An illegal minor, abortion, & our dysfunctional immigration enforcement

How bizarre is political discourse in America today?

October 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps Page should ‘Google’ social host laws

Google, Facebook, et al say they are just conduits - much like the proverbial public square - so that they can't be held legally responsible for ...

October 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My George of the Jungle hike routine

Falling into a tree is one of those things I'm placing on a list of stuff I never want to do again.

October 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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