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Summer beckons with the little pleasures of life

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column originally ran in June of 2010.)

July 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fred Millner has stirred up a debate about Manteca street names.

In a letter to the Manteca Bulletin last week, he expressed his opinion that Moffat Boulevard should be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. His rationale was the city has transformed Moffat from an ugly, rundown corridor with almost $12 million in improvements including the transit station, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, Tidewater Bikeway, Spreckels Park MBX course, the Industrial Park Drive extension, and repaving the roadway. The city also aggressively cleaned up depilated buildings and chased out overnight truck parking and stopped the practice of people using city property as a makeshift dump

July 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must avoid a repeat of the Nightmare on Elm Street

The biggest embarrassment of the Manteca park system is also a monument to political expediency and prejudice.

July 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re not a pony, you’re a stallion

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." - Mathew 11:28

July 05, 2013 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Stop treating higher ed as spoiled rich kids

Higher Education 101: Follow the money.

July 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


Ugly in Union Ranch: School site, promises

The fate of Union Ranch School is in limbo. It is a victim – just one of many – of the mortgage meltdown and foreclosure tsunami whose life-changing path of fiscal devastation continues to ripple today.

July 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Does it make sense that Toters can only legally come out after the sun goes down?

Sunset tonight is 8:31 p.m.

July 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop. 8 ruling: A marriage made in hell for Californians

Jerry Brown was governor in 1978.

July 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A ‘shoot out’ with a 14-year-old grandson

Spending much time with our six grandchildren is difficult because of where they are all located on the map – from Texas to San Diego and south of San Jose.

July 02, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lake Manteca: Out-of-the-box thinking for the next big city park

Lodi has Lodi Lake. Stockton has Oak Grove Park.

July 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do pedestrians count in Manteca? The answer may come on Tuesday

What opinion weighs more with the Manteca City Council: Those of neighborhoods or consultants?

July 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Until death do you part versus secular marriage

A marriage for government's purpose is a contractual obligation.

June 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Me? Obsessed with my weight? Better believe it

I admit it.

June 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Police help patch lost memories

Cops do stick together!

June 27, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


ObamaCare math doesn’t add up for young healthy adults

Young people are not stupid.

June 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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1984, PBS, preschool & $400M

I tend to watch TV is on Saturday nights when I'm vegging out for a few hours watching episodes I've memorized of Law ...

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The siren song of technology & government

Google will not improve government per se.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s first State of City is set for Jan. 25

James Waterman keeps tabs on the economic health of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

January 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deadly night: One stabbing death, another man is shot

Two men were assaulted in separate incidents in the wee hours of Sunday in Lathrop with one dying from multiple stab wounds and the other ...

January 16, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Is better river deal possible?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see if an amicable solution can be reached when it comes to protecting endangered fish on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and ...

January 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rip Van Winkle, zombie texting, & cell phone use in public

It hit me standing in line at Costco last week.

January 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Naming rights for high school sports complexes?

It was great to see the East Union High administration honor the late Peter Dalben at the school's first Valley Oak League boys basketball ...

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Need a thrill? Drive Manteca streets & then the 120 Bypass

I took an E-ticket ride Thursday morning.

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified & the $1 billion schools challenge

Ninety-seven years this May voters in what is now known as the Manteca Unified School District passed a ballot measure to form the Manteca Union ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Who is at the wheel in Manteca?

Is Manteca breaking its own law and thus imperiling the city by perpetuating a myth that the 3.9 percent growth management ordinance is actually ...

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood does remake of Animal Farm

Let's cut to the chase.

January 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget singing in the rain. Try jogging in it.

It was absolute heaven.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Google pitchman part of State of City presentation Jan. 25

James Waterman - Google's pointman in advocating the use and purchase of its technology in state and local government as well as education - is one ...

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon moving to outlaw growing pot outdoors

California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

January 09, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park opening Thursday

The grand opening of Manteca's first dog park is Thursday, Jan, 12, at 4 p.m.

January 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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