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Uncle Sam is Sybil when it comes to candy & soda

The Sugar Plum Fairy has a friend in Washington, D.C.

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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 doors down from my boyhood home in Lincoln, Placer County. The original implication of Thanksgiving for having the freedom to worship as freemen in a land of plenty was never lost on Father Joe.

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 am much better off than a good part of this world.

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


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Atherton heading south

Atherton Drive will soon extend south of Woodward Avenue.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


UPGRADING STREETS

The days of cracked pavement and potholes on segments of two of Manteca's most traveled streets are numbered.

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High may nix keyboarding for graduation

Ripon High is requesting a change in graduation requirements.

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Workshop on future of EU, MHS stadiums

Now that the Manteca Unified board has given its blessing to artificial turf and an all-weather track at Weston Ranch High, they will seek input ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Boys & Girls honor outstanding youth

Francisco Lopez Jr. arrived to Thursday's annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop Youth of the Year awards ceremony in time to accept his ...

February 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Railroad crossing closures start today

Traveling between Manteca and Lathrop will be a little bit difficult over the course of the next month.

February 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Hey, man, make pot legal & all our troubles will go away

Would you feel comfortable if there was a business next door that kept large sums of cash on hand - often into the tens of thousands ...

February 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rewarding time talking at Ripon’s Pak View School

A career day at an elementary school can be fulfilling when you get responses from the students on your presentations.

February 08, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Coming home to a place called Man-teee-kaaa!

It's been 25 years since I came home to a place I'd never been before.

February 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Oakland to Burns, Ore.: There is no big difference

You've got to love Left Wing - and Right Wing - hypocrites.

February 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They’re paying thugs protection money not to commit crimes

Richmond is a hotbed of "progressive" ideas lately.

February 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world they want isn’t real

In the year 4545

February 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Worrying half your life away

Millie Wyatt was a worrier.

February 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$39K for roof over trash

The homeless apparently are breaking into the trash enclosure at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Avenue to look for everything from food to recyclables.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code violations: Manteca handles 2,500 annually

Scott Cunningham drove down the 400 block of California Avenue.

January 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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