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Legalize marijuana? Ammiano might be on to something

Tom Ammiano is pushing a bill in the Assembly to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.

February 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother Nature’s sweet intoxicating perfume: Almond blossoms

The air Wednesday morning carried nature's perfume – the scent of blooming almonds – on a gentle breeze.

February 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I guess I’m lucky that I liked the yard

I am either completely crazy or crazy like a fox.

February 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Waste water & squander our economic wealth

My first ride in a helicopter was terrifying.

February 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Subsidizing Irresponsible Buying Decisions Act of 2009

Want a real story of hope?

February 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A morally corrupt plan: $5,000 bonus for paying on time

Did you refrain from buying more house than you could afford?

February 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca leaders ready to launch first volley in protectionism war

Manteca is getting ready to wade into the cesspool known as protectionism.

February 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton? America’s most miserable city?

I'm almost proud to say that I live in America's most miserable city.

February 19, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca’s coming 1-2 retail punch Bass Pro + outlets

The days of chain stores spreading like wildfire across the American landscape are coming to an end.

February 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Youth sports fun: Getting to hang with other parents

I've been blessed these past two years.

February 18, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Enjoy today as pennies fall from heaven

A long time ago

February 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget bickering over original sin & worry about moving forward

I don't like the idea of a penny increase in sales tax. I am not wild about an additional 12-cent a gallon tax on gasoline. Nor does the thought of increasing the annual vehicle license fees over 70% thrill me.

February 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A valentine salute to a special lady in my life

Valentine's Day and "Love" are totally synonymous.

February 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


No $3 trillion magic pill from Washington will improve our lot

Faith in ourselves and not a magic $3 trillion pill is going to help pull our neighbors and communities out of the downward spiral caused by those who enthusiastically answered the siren song of the seven deadly sins.

February 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The end of the Generation of Self Centeredness

The e-mail was short and sweet.

February 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Plenty of Halloween fun on Friday for kids

Journey Church, 444 Argonaut St., Manteca is having a Trunk or Treat on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or whenever the candy runs out. Admission is free and costumes are OK. If it rains, it will move inside the church. Price: FREE

October 30, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Homeless: Perception is reality

They're everywhere.

October 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Measure G backers: The sky is falling down, the sky is falling down

You notice in February that your smoke detector is malfunctioning.

October 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Old & new tech co-exist at Library

In the face of computer technology rushing forward faster than lighting speed, it is refreshing to know that reports of the demise of public libraries are extremely exaggerated.

October 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


In defense of Steve DeBrum & Ben Cantu

It's hard not to respect candidates for local elective office, especially in small communities like Manteca.

October 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enjoy $3 a gallon gas while you can

Ready for a flashback?

October 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ghostly haunts in South County

IONE – The premise itself was enough to send chills down my spine.

October 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Begging for vacation funds via the Internet

Panhandling has gone high tech.

October 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I now own antiquated iPhone6

Back in the Dark Ages 40 years ago when I graduated from high school, if you wanted to call someone you had to use Pacific Bell or one of its Ma Bell siblings unless you were served by a smaller phone company such as Contel or a local independent.

October 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Venture Academy performing arts wine tasting this Friday

Venture Academy's third annual Wine Tasting event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delicato Winery. Proceeds support the visual and performing arts program. Tickets are $25. For more info or to purchase tickets contact Dionne McDonald at dmcdonald@sjcoe.net.

October 23, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


So is your business website ADA compliant?

Think you dodged a bullet if you own a business and haven't been slapped with an Americans with Disabilities non-compliance lawsuit?

October 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ebola or polio: Doesn’t effect us because we’re invincible

My earliest childhood memory is as a 5-year-old being taken to Roseville's Royer Park by my mom back in 1962.

October 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trick or treaters: For bigger haul mimic Manteca panhandlers

Hey kids!

October 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


A ‘no’ vote on Measure I won’t count

Are you ready to give up your right to vote for all seven Manteca Unified School District board members?

October 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They doubled as CHP patrol officers

Being twins can be cool, especially when both are CHP traffic officers.

October 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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