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Need a smoke? Then just take a spray or two

Philip Morris is scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to product development.

May 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The wolf at the door & the future of Manteca’s fire services

Manteca - at least for the past 30 years if not longer - has always under spent surrounding jurisdictions and similar-sized cities when it comes to what residents pay per capita for fire services.

May 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Jerry Springer: The ring master of ‘reality’ TV

I am at a loss to understand why any person in their right mind - gee, that thing might be a clue - would ever agree to go on the Jerry Springer Show and similar boob tube genre.

May 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put high speed rail back on the state ballot

Make no doubt about it. High speed rail is sexy.

May 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Steal cars galore & get out of jail free as a bird ruling

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

May 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s really fight crime & create legalized drug dens

I'm all for legalizing drugs - with just a couple of conditions.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For those of us left behind

If you're reading this, you didn't make the cut.

May 22, 2011 | FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Budge Brown: The farmer who wed Manteca with waterslides

Robert "Budge" Brown didn't simply leave his mark on Manteca.

May 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fantasy of perfection

I am a perfect-o-holic.

May 22, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Manteca plays cards that it was dealt by Sacramento

"There just isn't any money." - Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters.

May 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Firefighters still do the job despite layoff notices

Three of those 15 full-time Manteca firefighters rushing to battle a house fire in north Manteca Wednesday had been given layoff notices just hours before. It didn't make a difference to them knowing they had a job to do and they did it while off duty and responding from home.

May 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The big lie: $80 a year will save our schools

It is perhaps the most dishonest line in the entire California budget debate: It will only cost a typical family $80 a year to keep tax extensions in place to save the schools, public safety, parks, and anything else you might happen to care about that Sacramento touches.

May 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Class of 2011: Here is a bit of unsolicited advice

It's pomp and circumstance time again.

May 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A hard lesson learned

I received the phone call just before midnight on Sunday while at work. It was my brother in the Bay Area. The ambulance just left my parents' house; Dad was being taken to Washington Hospital.

May 18, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


CPUC cozies up to the fox as it slaughters hens

PG&E used $183 million it was authorized to collect from ratepayers for the specific replacement of aging natural gas lines for "other operational needs or kept (it) for retained earnings."

May 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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SSJID WINS POWER PLAY

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Carter Holly has rejected PG&E claims that South San Joaquin Irrigation District lacks sufficient revenues to provide electrical ...

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHEATS DEATH 6 TIMES

A drunken driver took the life of Katelyn Morock's grandfather.

March 14, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon High bleacher replacement

It's been long awaited.

March 14, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop delays multi- year budget decision

The Lathrop City Council will authorize their annual budget for fiscal year 2016-17 in June.

March 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Planning starts for Vietnam War memorial

The Manteca Mural Society is inviting all veterans to gather Thursday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Hall, 220 ...

March 14, 2016 | | Local Columns


How to destroy the Delta: First you buy 5 islands

Ripping a page out of the playbook the Los Angeles Water & Power Department used to desecrate the Owens Valley to try and quench its insatiable ...

March 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Be sweat: The cure for coarseness

When did it become OK to be coarse?

March 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making road use taxes fair for everyone

Take a drive down Austin Road just south of East Highway 120.

March 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mickey Mouse toothbrush for a 59-year-old

It is a decision every man just weeks shy of his 60th birthday has to ponder: Do I get the Mickey Mouse toothbrush or go ...

March 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Use a different tact in taking on homeless issues in Manteca

Want to make it tough to be homeless in Manteca without running afoul of anyone's rights?

March 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About the GOP debacle, err, debate

Everyone has a story about their worst date ever. Mine was when I was in the military, and although while on that date I met ...

March 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


$30M: DROP IN THE BUCKET

Aaron Bowers looked down Garfield Avenue that splits Manteca High in two and thought of the possibilities.

March 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop may switch to two-year budgets

If the city council gives its blessing tonight, Lathrop could end up passing its budget in two-year blocks.

March 06, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Salon experience for furry friends

Melissa Tenio has loved working with dogs since she was a little girl.

March 06, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


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