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Democrats' war on money

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., came across as a moderate, sensible Democrat when he said on "Meet the Press" Sunday that negative political ads are "nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright."

May 23, 2012 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Local Columns

Let’s all slap on bumper stickers reading ‘I brake for pedestrians’

Everyone loves an underdog - unless it's a pedestrian.

May 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Berryhill working on sensible Delta solution for state water & fish needs

It doesn't have to be "us" against "them" in California water politics.

May 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Junior high siren call: Beware of throwing the baby out with bath water

There is a quiet debate going on in Ripon.

May 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Celebrating the legacy of Cesar Chavez

Fifty years ago, a quiet farm-worker, together with a diverse gathering of people concerned with the rights and the wellbeing of those who labor in our fields and orchards, founded the United Farm Workers.

May 19, 2012 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns

Sacramento vampires draining California economy of its life

It's wearing thin. Real thin.

May 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Lathrop passing the buck to grand jury not wise move

What were they thinking?

May 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

‘Doc’ more than worthy of Hall of Fame honor

Mike Davis was riding shotgun with me the one and only time I have ever been pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving.

May 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Life’s rough on single moms but it is really about one’s choices

It is a sight I will never forget.

May 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Winds of change coming June 5 in Congressional race

Voters in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stanislaus County could shake the machine apparatus of both the Democrat and Republican parties to the core in 25 days.

May 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fresh air gives way to same old, same old at Lathrop city hall

When Joseph "Chaka" Santos raised his right hand, took the oath of office and sat behind the dais as the Mayor of Lathrop, he did so as anything but your run-of-the-mill politician.

May 09, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

The Occupy folks prove once again it’s all about them

Occupy Everything & Anything.

May 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Student loan rates aren’t what ails higher education

It's time that common sense guided higher education spending in California.

May 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bing was sweet on Manteca, John Steinbeck wasn’t

Bing Crosby liked Manteca.

May 07, 2012 | | Local Columns

You need lots of patience to catch the moon

I was one of those who got caught up in the perigee-moon hype.

May 06, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

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Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Kaepernick is right about injustice

"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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

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