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The high cost of building temples at Texas schools

There's high school football and then there is Texas high school football.

September 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Gillette likes the fact I’m a living Chia Pet

AskMen did a survey of 4,600 American males earlier this month.

August 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A marquee firm? Give me Simplot any day over Facebook or Apple

Facebook, Apple and the likes of Intel and Oracle are firms that many of us fawn over.

August 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Take our water and give us your garbage

Give us your garbage, your hardcore felons, and your air pollution.

August 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

SJ Valley: The new (high speed rail) dust bowl

High speed rail, we are told, will not pollute our air.

August 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

$120,000 question: Why educate part of our future and then deport it?

You invest 15 years educating someone.

August 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Compassionate slaughtering? Give me a break

Central Valley Meat Co. on Hanford has been shut down - at least temporarily - putting 500 employees out of work.

August 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Can’t find a job? Might want to learn Spanish

Sarah is frustrated.

August 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

For the ashes of fire — rebirth

It's an eerie feeling standing in the middle of a fire-scarred forest.

August 23, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Fiona Ma, I-80 carpool lanes & ‘Animal Farm’

What's wrong with Sacramento?

August 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Delta council is the big threat to Lathrop’s future

The biggest threat to the future economic viability of Lathrop isn't the remnants of the foreclosure meltdown. Nor is it a future recession that could eclipse the dive we just took.

August 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Good times during bad times

The 7-year-old boy stayed close to his brother. Concern was etched all over his face. He was trying hard to hold back his tears. His backpack, looking more bulky than his slight frame, was slung over his shoulders. He wouldn't let go of his brother's own backpack, deploying its wheels and holding on to it by its handle. His small red and white bicycle was lying on the street corner. His brother's own wheels were in the middle of the street, just a few feet away, its front wheel pinned under the right front tire of the ...

August 21, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Special education is costly proposition for struggling schools

Education funding in California is like a Rubik's Cube.

August 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Sugar taxes: The real goal to fatten government more

Sugar taxes are not about health.

August 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Are we getting ruder? Well, excuuuuse me!

Supposedly America as a whole is turning into a mass of rude people.

August 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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