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Congress & banks declare war on the Middle Class

Loan sharks have gone uptown.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jyriaun - and others like him - are why I’ll never complain about giving up a Saturday afternoon

Every three weeks I spend part of my Saturday at the Delta Blood Bank facility in Modesto.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Modesto offers option for those who literally like climbing up walls

I was making my inaugural climb.

September 30, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Wisps of dust spiraled upward from among orchards in the almond triangle formed by Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as man and machine swept fallen nuts Friday.

September 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maybe we should ‘preserve’ Manteca’s original McDonald’s

There's a lot of angst about the possibility the former Whitaker Home at East Yosemite and Commerce avenues could be razed and replaced with a McDonald's fast food joint.

September 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC should force sale of the entire PG&E system

PG&E's disaster du jour happened in a city where they are not the power supplier.

September 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Scandalous’ kiss & the unfriendly skies of Southwest

I abhor saggy pants. I firmly believe it is the height of rudeness to show the public what your underwear looks like or - worse yet - where the sun shouldn't be shining.

September 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memories fill old black doctors’ bag

It was better than experiencing one of Disneyland's "E-rides" of old, being invited to be part of a breakfast reunion with my longtime family doc and several of his former office support staff.

September 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Doom & gloom slant of economic coverage self-fulfilling prophecy for USA

The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘New’ Library Park helps set up downtown’s game

Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5 a head fish bounty versus $6 billion dam

Could a $5 a head fish bounty program bring a truce to California's water wars?

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca family fun zone must be inclusive, not just for moneyed

It is clear there are a significant number of people out there who would like Manteca to have another public swimming pool.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make those who benefit most from valley air pollution pay for it

The Environmental Protection Agency is absolutely right.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No water, no power = home uninhabitable

Every neighborhood seems to have one. And they're not hard to spot.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Defiance, faith & sanitizing the 1st Amendment

It is an act of defiance.

September 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Affordable housing & Manteca

The phrase "affordable housing" is rapidly become a paradox in Manteca.

August 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA’s twin grab for SJ Valley, Delta land & water

All Californians are created equal unless you're the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.

August 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


100 reasons to jog in 99 degree heat

It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Only police should carry guns in Manteca municipal parks

Manteca city staff is so concerned about the safety of part-time people they employ to lock park restrooms in the evening that they'd like ...

August 16, 2015 | | Local Columns


Drought rules drop home values so much they’re up 3%

Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city's stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are ...

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Don’t go around with a chip on your shoulder’

Edna Towle by all standards should have been angry at the world.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dropping the bomb: No reason to apologize

The United States lost 14,000 men in 82 days in the epic battle to take Okinawa. Japan virtually fought to the last man.

August 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

"Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?"

August 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

"Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?"

August 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento’s plan: Waste future rain & snow runoff

If the skies were to open up this winter would the runoff help raise depleted reservoir levels?

August 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward: No man’s land for pedestrians

In a perfect world drivers would always drive only as safe as conditions allow. They would be 100 percent focused on driving and would drive ...

August 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: F

What's horribly wrong and what's absolutely right about education in California can be found perhaps 100 or so yards from each other on ...

August 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca shops for purloined carts solution

Taking shopping carts off of a store's property is theft.

August 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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