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PG&E can’t afford a SSJID success story

PG&E's long-range ability to survive as a monopoly protected by what are essentially government price controls now may very well depend upon stopping the South San Joaquin Irrigation District from entering the retail power business.

June 10, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Battle for California: The Entrepreneur vs. The Preacher

We don't have normal elections in California. We have spectacles.

June 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Robo calls helping candidates chase off possible votes

I finally made up my mind who to vote for in Tuesday's Republican primary for Congress.

June 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

When things just don’t make sense

For those who long for a universe that's fair, things haven't been going so well. Why Gulf oil rig Deepwater Horizon's meltdown in leadership and accountability in April led to a deadly explosion and environmental disaster will be better understood with time. But what's hard to understand is how millions of innocent human beings and other forms of life should suffer so much irreparable loss at the hands of companies who simply don't comply.

June 06, 2010 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns

Pombo & what ails those who wish to lead us

Richard Pombo is a political lightning rod.

June 05, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

IRS tax ruling part of same-sex union debate

The Internal Revenue Service has now created another marriage penalty to the benefit of California's registered domestic partners - primarily same-sex couples.

June 04, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Paper or plastic may soon become phrase of the past

I am a firm believer in using reusable tote bags at the grocery store.

June 03, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

PG&E doesn’t care about taxpayers

When a tsunami hits, first there is an earthquake. Then, the ocean recedes only to recoil with a massive surge that devastates everything in its path.

June 03, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

Erasing individual values to counter gangs: Is it worth it?

It is open season on rosary beads in a growing number of school districts across the United States.

June 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

San Joaquin One Voice trip

Every year officials from county, cities, agencies and community leaders embark on a journey to Washington, D.C., to meet with federal officials and elected representatives to advocate for funding for local transportation and infrastructure projects.

June 02, 2010 | By Leroy Ornellas San Joaquin County Supervisor Fifth District | Local Columns

Deport honors student, cuddle drug dealers

Before the federal government starts suing Arizona over immigration law, maybe Uncle Sam should get his own house in order.

May 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

What greater purpose is served knowing details of 8-year-old’s death in light of guilty plea?

Do we really need to know the sordid details of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu's death?

May 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

5,800 crosses: A solemn reminder of freedom’s price

A slight drizzle had turned into a steady rain following the cracking of thunder while I was on an early afternoon run down Wellington Avenue on Thursday.

May 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop School gets A+ for its eighth grade promotion

Lathrop Elementary Principal David Silveira gets extra credit for going against the grain.

May 28, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Ripon Farmers’ Market: Working together

Last year, the Ripon City Council explored the idea of developing a farmers' market in our historical downtown sector. The plan was to collaborate with downtown businesses, farmers' market vendors and the community to revitalize our downtown businesses. Unfortunately, due the multitude of regulations and to a late start, it was decided to postpone it until this year.

May 28, 2010 | By CHUCK WINN Mayor of Ripon | Local Columns

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Thanksgiving: What we take for granted

Father Joe is among those who understand the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Father Joe was a priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church just three ...

November 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Real turkey made better by farmers

Ever see a turkey in the wild in the Sierra foothills?

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

People’s lives do matter In Manteca

It was the bridge to nowhere.

November 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Phone firms ringing up the charges

What is the price for privacy?

November 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is defecating wherever you want protected by constitution?

There is a misconception out there.

November 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Making our bodies weaker fighting germs

Death or at least a debilitating illness apparently is just a shopping trip to the store away.

November 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Senior center? Try Grown-up Center instead

In less than five months I'll be 60.

November 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The tide has turned

There was a time when this couple of weeks was a very happy time for me. Not so much anymore. But even at that, I ...

November 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

University of China at Los Angeles

You pay your State of California taxes.

November 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Is porn still porn or do smartphones make difference?

Sexting is the new flirting.

November 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fear the new free speech* movement

Racial insensitivity is not good.

November 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

There’s right & then there’s dead right

Moffat Boulevard is not inherently unsafe.

November 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fences: What a difference a foot makes

I bought my home in 2008.

November 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s the best 2 hours I spend every 2 weeks

My favorite thing to do on Saturdays besides hiking is to spend a little more than an hour squeezing a small rubber ball every three ...

November 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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