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Is the next tax bite on processed pet food?

The Mexican government has slapped a 16 percent luxury tax on all processed dog food.

January 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Governors can purify seawater

"Governors can't make rain."

January 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ONE COMMON GOAL

Working as a barista, I have made it my goal to leave a positive impression if possible on every coffee-loving customer that comes my way in hopes of being a blessing to them. But recently the tables were turned and I found myself on the receiving end of blessing from one of my customers.

January 11, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


If crab feeds are at the top of your social calendar

You might be a Mantecan if . . .

January 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Day 9 & AHA has already cured cancer

Are you jumping for joy yet?

January 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poetry softens transition in becoming a teen miss

The unexpected joys are sometimes the best at Christmas time as when I witnessed a unique sparkle that opened my eyes during a family dinner in San Diego – my niece expressing herself through her poetry.

January 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


We need to get over the fact boys are boys

I was born male.

January 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Class-action suits target money for tort lawyers

I am not upset at Target.

January 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nagging? Yes, there is an app for that as well

Nagging is in. Big time.

January 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will man get burned in bid to protect wood boring beetles?

Wood boring beetle larvae could trump human beings.

January 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My post office box number? Next question

"Your post office box?"

January 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fight copper theft, relax work rules

Look around Manteca, or any town for that matter. You will see street lights not working because someone has pulled the copper wire.

December 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bambi factor, hunting & environmental perfection

There are feral pigs in San Jose.

December 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zoot suits, saggy pants & why are the large sizes on the bottom shelf?

This is a column about pants.

December 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The reasons why Pepsi Generation 2.0 may not be as healthy & wealthy

I am PepsiCo's worst nightmare.

December 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Raising a stink over farming? Time to chill out

The homeowner was miffed.

April 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Once ridiculed as a boondoggle, Tidewater is a success story

The old Tidewater Southern Railway corridor slicing through the heart of Manteca for years served as a magnet for the homeless, criminal activity, and those illegally dumping garbage.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Easter weekend fun: Egg hunts, beer & more

To make sure this weekend is not all about glazed ham, rack of lamb and chocolate desserts, sign up for the 10th annual Easter Run and Fun on Saturday, April 19, at the beautiful Lodi Lake at 8 a.m. There will also be a children's Fun Run at 9:20 a.m. All 5K and 10K runners and walkers receive a shirt, pancake breakfast, and a raffle entry. Proceeds will benefit the Lodi Salvation Army's Hope Harbor Family Service Center. For more info go to lodieasterrun.com.

April 17, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


ONE OF A KIND

Stan Aldrin was someone who hated to slow down. You could ask him to please stand still, but that's all you could do – try.

April 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Does Manteca Unified really need nine more schools?

Manteca Unified contends they need seven more elementary schools and two high schools in the next 20 years.

April 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BELL RINGER

For the dozens of people that are flooding into a converted movie theater in Downtown Stockton, it's a seemingly average Saturday night.

April 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Vicious circle of one-way street debate

Manteca's question for the ages is once again being asked: Should Yosemite Avenue and Center Street going through downtown be one-way venues?

April 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trains: Can’t we just wait a few minutes?

The debate over trains irritates me.

April 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More water for fish could lead to ecological Armageddon

The late Stan Nader Sr. was a member of a family whose cattle ranching roots in Placer County go back to the 1870s.

April 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DUI victim struggles to get life back on course

Her fear of being judged by a room full of police officers at a San Diego County Mothers Against Drink Driving awards luncheon was short lived.

April 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


How about death penalty for ignoring constitution?

Phil Wyman makes Shakespeare look like a wimp.

April 10, 2014 | | Local Columns


BugFest in Stockton, rodeo fun in Oakdale

The Men's Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ripon Post 1051 will host its Seafood Platter at 12455 West Ripon Road on Saturday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be 50/50 raffle and a DJ entertaining the guests. Donation of $15 per person is recommended.

April 10, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Does not being color blind hurt some minorities?

Do "minorities" need protection in California?

April 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A quick memo on how to build a better Manteca

In the coming 210 days at least five men are going to be vying for your vote to elect them to the Manteca City Council either as a council member or mayor.

April 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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