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No truck route for McKinley is sound planning

McKinley Avenue should not under any circumstances be designated as a truck route.

February 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Discriminating against renters simply based on their youth

He's a young man. He works an honest day doing construction work. And he's about as clean-cut as you can get - no sagging pants, fairly well-groomed, polite, and hardworking.

February 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Defining misery by standards that really count

The Central Valley - according to the insightful people at Forbes who pride themselves on catching business trends but somehow were asleep at the wheel when the Wall Street Turks used sleight of hand and unadulterated greed to crash the economy - is hell on earth.

February 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Perhaps they thought levee was just a big gopher mound

It was the defining moment of the January 1997 floods.

January 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

CPUC cozies up even closer to for-profit utilities

The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco was the setting for a dinner that brought for-profit California utility company fat cats and the upper crust of bureaucrats together.

January 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Fire sprinklers in homes & former Fire Chief Rule

Charlie Rule over 20 years ago pushed to get his bosses on the Manteca City Council to require new home builders to install fire sprinklers in all new single family residential construction.

January 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Cyclists pedal camaraderie with group rides

The holidays have come and gone and now it's time for a return to normalcy.

January 28, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Food fight in Lathrop over taco trucks

Taco trucks vs. brick-and-mortar eating establishments.

January 27, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

It started out as a project to replace a toilet

I now live in a two bedroom, no bathroom home - at least until Saturday.

January 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

City succeeds in silencing at least one man’s input

McKinley Avenue will one day slash through people's property where they live.

January 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Stamping out the Postal Service using political ball & chain

It's time to save the United States Postal Service.

January 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca residents could save a lot of green by using purple pipe water

Requiring the developers of the proposed 1,650-home Trails of Manteca project to use recycled wastewater to irrigate 75 acres of parkland is a good start but it doesn't go far enough.

January 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Respecting sacrifices made for you

There is no law governing what you can and cannot do to the American flag.

January 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Toilet plungers & health care

I needed a toilet plunger the other day, and life is never good when you need a toilet plunger. And the worse thing is, I did not have one.

January 22, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns

Be careful what you ask for in this cold season

Be careful what you ask for in this cold and flu season – you might get a surprise like I did recently after looking just about everywhere for the cough drops I have used for years – the tried and true small boxes of Vicks.

January 22, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

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Newsom not much different than Kentucky county clerk

Kim Davis is not a hero.

September 07, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Thank labor. They built America.

Did you wake up with a roof over your head this morning?

September 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Alleys: The good, the bad & the ugly

Every house I've lived in except one has been adjacent to an alley.

September 04, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Death row sentence assures one of long life

What is arguably the safest place to be in California?

August 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

You should have seen the sidewalk

Pain is relative.

August 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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

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