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Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Rocky Mountain high: Regulating pot like alcohol not what it seems

Question: Should marijuana be treated the same as alcohol?

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

PJs in classroom? If it is OK for Google why not 12th graders?

Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos wears shorts, polo shirt, and spat-style shoes to Lathrop City Council meetings.

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Alex Hildebrand labored to make California better

Alex Hildebrand could have taught the Occupy folks a thing or two about effective activism.

January 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Release video of fatal shooting of Duenez by police now and not later

It is time to make the Manteca Police Department dash patrol video footage of the fatal police shooting of Ernest Duenez Jr. public.

January 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

High speed rail is transit system catering to elite

High speed rail: Is it a big enough of a hot button item to determine who will get elected as the 5th District State Senator in November representing Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Tracy, and all of Stanislaus County?

January 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

On the Internet stealing is OK as long as you don’t do it from Google

The odds are the legislation Congress had been pondering to try to stop the piracy of movies by foreign websites that then use them to profit may indeed not have been the right way to go.

January 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Convicted murder’s death carries more weight with court than average citizen’s death

How many Californians die each week because of not securing medical care or due to malpractice?

January 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca needs to address Moorhead’s charge of underage drinking at BLD

Big League Dreams - when all is said and done - is owned by the City Of Manteca.

January 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Uncle Sam basically decided Manteca needed $6.9 million transit station built

How would you feel if you and 59 other neighbors were assessed $50 apiece to improve your neighborhood but only someone 2,700 miles away could determine how that money would be spent?

January 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The verdict is in: Manteca must relax business-choking parking requirements

San Joaquin County back in the early-1990s used eminent domain to force an elderly Manteca woman out of her long-time home in the 200 block of North Sherman Avenue.

January 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Express health service for prisoners, slow boat for veterans

It is the $900 million question that more than a few veterans are asking: Why is it taking Uncle Sam so long to build a 120-bed Veterans Administration nursing home and outpatient medical clinic in French Camp?

January 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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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

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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