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Ominous sign: San Joaquin Jail population drops

There's room at the inn.

August 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free speech in the name of chaos is not an absolute right

Free speech has never been absolute.

August 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does the justice system work for the people? Video holds the answer

You have probably never met Ernest Duenez Jr.

August 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pages from FDR’s playbook aren’t working today due to bureaucrats

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." - Excerpt from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inauguration speech in 1933

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Environmentally approved politically correct fairy tale

Back in the late 1880s, a man named Joshua Cowell set out from Nevada to seek his fortune in the Great Central Valley.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judging economy by uppercase & lowercase apples

"Never underestimate Joe Six Pack's need to buy the latest and greatest tech products." - Brian Marshall, an analyst at Gleacher & Co.

August 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail: Fast track to economic ruin

Why are we so patient with the California High Speed Rail Authority?

August 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shooting down Great Wolf over exclusivity throws 500 Mantecans to the proverbial wolf

Unemployment in Manteca is at 14 percent.

August 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep men like Navy SEAL James Parra in your thoughts & your prayers

The death of 22 Navy SEALs in Afghanistan immediately got me to thinking about James Parra.

August 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supervisors worry about ‘my people’ and not SJ County

The Golden Rule - do unto others as you'd have done unto you - is not something that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors bothers to live by.

August 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water everywhere but not a drop of common sense in Washington, DC

Are you ready for today's lesson in Government Spending 101?

August 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is PG&E going retro & getting back to its roots?

Something once unthinkable happened last month.

August 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An argument for legalizing drugs

Allow me to state that I am anti-drug use but I believe we are going about it the wrong way. I believe a pragmatic approach is what is needed.

August 06, 2011 | By MARK LAURORA Manteca resident | Local Columns


Housing’s Poseidon Adventure: There’s got to be a morning after

I'm having my own little Poseidon Adventure.

August 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fourth generation of Van Groningens learning ropes of farming & marketing

RIPON - Lisa Van Groningen just gets to hang out these days at the Ripon Farmers Market.

August 05, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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Great Manteca kitchen debate: Legion, the city, VFW & $115K

What is the moral or legal dilemma with the Manteca City Council spending $115,000 to install a commercial kitchen in the Moffat Boulevard Community Center that they are leasing long-term to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311?

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To the Class of 2015: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Driving folks into hopeless desperation: That’s the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tony & Mrs. K’s café’s food, business start from scratch

The old proverbial breakfast bell is clanging on Thursday morning with doors opening at 8 a.m. with an open house for customers old and new at Tony and Mrs. K's café by a very special woman who has a passion for her customers as well as for her menus. It is a joy to call her my friend.

May 26, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Golden Years are empty Tin Cup Years

Florence dreads the 12th of the month.

May 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scores don’t make a school. Teachers do.

Just how good is your school?

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious women & beauty pageants

I like looking at women's legs. I'm not being sexist. I'm a guy.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Feeding social media trumps living your life

I confess. I'm a closet taker of selfies.

May 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Graffiti vandals believe they are above the law & Mother Nature

Ron Kammeyer is redefining the word "audacity."

May 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Slow thinking: There will never be an app for that

Slow thinking.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The lessons for Manteca Unified board & Bronson

The self-imposed exit of Alexander Bronson from the Manteca Unified School District board 188 days after his election offers a morality lesson for many people - school district brass, the board, and Bronson himself.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almonds are water misers compared to marijuana

Almonds - we are told by those who want further cutbacks on agricultural water deliveries so urban lawns can stay lush and so they can hose out their garbage cans and hose down their driveways on a weekly basis - are water guzzlers.

May 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs user friendly water bills

Reading your City of Manteca water bill is kind of like reading Latin.

May 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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