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North-south high speed rail bigger gamble than casino train

So why are all bets off - at least on the federal level - with Xpress West?

July 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Digital plates: Big Brother partners with Madison Avenue

Digital license plates could become government's next Big Brother move.

July 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council avoids stepping into political & labor quicksand

Manteca's elected leaders came perilously close this month to starting a political firestorm.

July 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pedestrian safety, crosswalks & a better solution on Woodward Ave.

Pedestrians are an afterthought in Manteca.

July 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Green revolution brings Ecologic Brands jobs to Manteca facility

Manteca is part of the grocery store revolution once again.

July 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lost glasses, surgery robots, & splashing dogs

Well, I did it again - I lost my glasses.

July 17, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Death of common courtesy & the smell of bacon

Do you love the smell of bacon?

July 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LA & Bay Area get the water, we get walking paths

Want to see the future of the Delta?

July 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking life one step at a time at 9,900 feet

Life is taken best in a bunch of small steps.

July 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Frank Sinatra had it right: That’s life & you can’t deny it

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.

July 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California dream still going strong after 167 years

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in May of 1999.)

July 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.)

July 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The real future of California farming is along Highway 33

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in June of 2003.)

July 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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Fix family van before buying the Ferrari

What would your spouse think if the plumbing was leaking from your second floor bathroom and your home's aging sewer pipes were corroded to ...

March 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking lots & living in civilization

What ails America can be found in a parking lot.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for $2,000 a month apartment rent

This is going to sound a tad blasphemous, but here goes: But why does Sacramento worry about affordable housing to the point they mandate cities ...

March 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Park projects don’t have to take 99 years

Manteca's new dog park and adjoining sidewalk along Eucalyptus Street might have been built for at least 20 percent less than the $235,000 ...

March 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why are things the way they are in Manteca?

"People get the neighborhood they want."

March 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a "business friendly" community.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High teens spread safety word

They took their message of promoting safe driving Thursday to Sequoia Elementary School.

March 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There's something called the law of diminishing returns.

March 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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