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November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton

"See, I told you it didn't make any difference to vote. I shouldn't have bothered. Bernie Sanders lost anyway."

June 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Higher BLD entry fees just the start

Want to see the impact of government decree versus that quaint old-school concept known as initiative?

June 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Using ACE to solve Bay Area affordable housing needs

San Jose leaders are upset that they've become the affordable housing solution for job-rich Santa Clara.

June 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess

There's got to be a morning after

June 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse

It's time to bury the hatchet.

June 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K?

Mike Morowit is right.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fire destroys old Crom home

Fire destroyed the small farm house located on what was left of the old Crom ranch on the southwest corner of South Airport Way and Crom Street on the western edge of Manteca's municipal golf course.

June 06, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


FREE SPLASH DAY

Cooling off in the water can have deadly consequences.

June 06, 2016 | | Local Columns


Grand Jury: Coordinate effort to deal with homeless

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury believes government agencies need to better address homeless issues.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Idling police cars key to public safety

If you think that idling parked Manteca Police patrol cars unattended by an officer are wasting gas, guess again.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On top of world after beating cancer

He's the first cancer survivor to stand atop of the world.

June 06, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park finally set to go to bid

Manteca's dog park - expected to go out to bid this week - could have a bone-themed bench for humans and play equipment for dogs.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Linda, Richard & the pursuit of happiness

At an early age Linda Silverman ran up against what Bernie Sanders's most adherent supporters would call sexual discrimination.

June 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Interacting with people is old school

Are we heading to a point in time when actual face-to-face - and not Skype or Face Time - between people will be as rare as a blizzard in Death Valley at high noon on the Fourth of July?

June 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend's Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in the Global War on Terror.

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


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Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California needs even bigger Twin Tunnels plan

Sacramento has issued an edict to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels within four years.

August 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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