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Hernias, butter knives & doing crazy things

A 63-year-old Glendale man takes a butter knife and stabs himself in the stomach in a futile bid to remove a protruding hernia.

July 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pigeon named ‘Buddy’ rules the roost cooing with the cats

As I was checking on the little dog at Manteca's animal shelter Wednesday that was dropped out of a pickup truck window the day before, I discovered a volunteer winged mascot that had joined the devoted family of workers.

July 28, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


SJ Supervisors to 685,306 residents: You don’t matter

Strange things are happening in Stockton.

July 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to pull plug on Lathrop-Manteca Fire District?

It's time to lay all of the cards on the table.

July 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Want some reading that will curl your hair?

July 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My goal must be to keep nurseries in the money

I've got a problem. Strike that. I have a serious addiction.

July 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How BLD got Manteca into the ball game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

July 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Slumlord may come to your neighborhood

Brace yourself. Uncle Sam, the country's biggest slumlord, may soon be coming to your neighborhood.

July 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Summer respite along Stanislaus

RIPON – Daniel Perrioni stood on the bank of the Stanislaus River and dipped his toes into the cold, fast-moving water below.

July 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Yosemite tragedy underscores the power of nature

I fell in love one glorious April day on the Mist Trail.

July 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Personal videos can enhance Manteca Police transparency

The gang-related stabbings that occurred in the parking lot outside of Big League Dreams after the Fourth of July aerial fireworks involved just a few individuals.

July 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Courts: We need reform, not just slice & dice

The economy is producing a bumper crop of lemons yet the government isn't making lemonade.

July 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Bike Hut: An oasis for cyclists

You never know what you'll find in the middle nowhere.

July 20, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Does new law elevate sexuality in our schools?

Was Aristotle gay? And what about speculation that Leonardo DiVinci was also gay?

July 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ultimate in distracted driving sins

A small but growing number of motorists seem unable to comprehend what an emergency vehicle - especially a fire engine - coming at them on a road with lights flashing and sirens wailing means.

July 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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California’s training wheels for young adults

If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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