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Proposition 30: The new math, Jerry Brown style

Pity the governor. The money is not there. The man is dealing with a legislature that's controlled by his own party but is suffering from full-scale denial. Special interest groups are doing full-court presses to protest cuts. And the general population wants more services but doesn't want to pay for them.

August 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Memo to four SJ supervisors: Eight is enough

Odds are you don't know who Steve Bestolarides, Larry Rushstaller, Carlos Villapudua, and Ken Vogel are.

August 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Take it from the lopsided kid - I’m definitely not athletic

It was one of those twilight zone moments.

August 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Why reflect when you can just push the send button?

Remember the good old days when silence was golden?

August 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Our university & what hangs in the balance on Nov. 6

Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to point out that you can't see the forest for the trees.

August 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

LMD proposal: Saving face by causing more woe

It's time for the Manteca City Council to take charge of the train wreck that the landscape maintenance district (LMD) concept has become of late.

August 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Money: The Mother’s Milk of politics

News alert: Mitt Romney is raising a lot of money. A whole lot. So much that in the past three months, he's been out-raising the incumbent president, which is no easy feat. So much that the chattering class is beginning to wonder whether the president's team has been spending too much too early, as opposed to saving it for later.

August 11, 2012 | By SUSAN ESTRICH Political Columnist | Local Columns

Woodward Park: One dollar goes a long, long way

It was 52 acres of old almonds.

August 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Surprise, surprise! Gasoline already up 10 cents a gallon

You'd think Chevron would have the decency to at least be subtle.

August 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I really didn't know what to expect when I decided to go to the Lindsey Pavao concert.

August 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Neighborhoods kept SHARP in bid to fight crime

Walk down a street in Manteca.

August 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A reminder that I’m half the man I used to be

A picture - they say - is worth a thousand words.

August 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Facebook stock value part of California budget house of cards

Facebook stock closed at $21.09 a share on Friday.

August 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Inland California’s woes The Neil Diamond factor

The concert that cost taxpayers $1 million to book Neil Diamond to christen the Stockton Arena back in 2006 has been used as a punch line in numerous stories chronicling the city's bankruptcy.

August 02, 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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