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Customer support: Abstract concept for some firms

Customer support is perhaps the most laughable term ever coined by corporate types.

December 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thoughtless gifts: From pet rocks to nose hair trimmers

I admit to having plunked down $8 back in 1975 to buy the ultimate gag Christmas gift - The Pet Rock.

December 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dell’Osso holiday lights is a bright idea for fun

It was an annual tradition to pile into the car with my parents and drive around town looking at the ornate Christmas displays that people would assemble.

December 23, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The beauty of the season we mistakenly dismiss as dreary

There is something delightfully sinful about jogging in the fog

December 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Phil Waterford et al prove it’s a wonderful life

Bah humbug might be the attitude on Wall Street but not on Main Street.

December 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chipotle wants right to hire from pool of workers now in US illegally

The folks who run Chipotle Mexican Grill apparently are convinced that it is not worth the effort to hire only from the pool of people who can legally work in the United States.

December 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We act as if it is no big deal that Iraq war is over

When Johnny comes marching home again,

December 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trophy Generation makes it loud & Clear: Life isn’t fair

The Occupy Du Jour protestor was adamant.

December 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In the midst of bad news, there’s a lot of good news

I remember a story shared by a former co-worker in the Manteca Bulletin newsroom several years ago. One evening, she found herself being pulled over by a police car. She was not speeding. Her car's sticker was not expired. She couldn't think of any reason why a cop would want to talk to her.

December 17, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What’s the bigger crime? Obstruction or Uncle Sam arming ruthless drug cartels?

Let's see, the federal government purposely sells guns to the Mexican drug cartels that are used to maim and kill law-abiding citizens of the United States and Mexico.

December 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kid’s weight makes you unfit parent in government’s eyes

Is your kid overweight?

December 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fred Flintstone era NTSB recommends ban on drivers using hands free cell phones

We live in a George Jettson world regulated by a National Transportation Safety Board from the Fred Flintstone era.

December 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A Christmas miracle: Mantecans helping Love I.N.C. play Santa

Stephen Parsons firmly believes nothing is impossible with God. That He is someone who miraculously turns desperation into something "unbelievable" and "phenomenal" to the "wow" degree especially at Christmas time.

December 15, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Time to wean house flippers off government loan assistance

In early 2007 the San Francisco Chronicle carried a front page story quoting a couple from The City frustrated with dropping home prices in Las Vegas.

December 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Retail power move paints bigger election target on SSJID board members

It is not in the individual interests of South San Joaquin Irrigation District board members for the district to enter the retail power business.

December 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home's aging sewer pipes were corroded to ...

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities ...

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a "business friendly" community.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High teens spread safety word

They took their message of promoting safe driving Thursday to Sequoia Elementary School.

March 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There's something called the law of diminishing returns.

March 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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