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Uncle Sam shaking phone users down to pump $4.5B yearly into broadband

Why is it a national priority to make broadband available universally?

October 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bad times? Most of us have no inkling

These aren't exactly the greatest of times.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Bad news for SJ County: There’s no new Mike Machado

The mythical Barkley family of The Big Valley - an ABC TV series that ran from 1965 to 1969 - would recognize much of the terrain of their beloved eastern San Joaquin County.

October 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Let’s all Occupy Wall Street-Ripon- Fresno-French Camp

I'm wrong. The Occupy Wall Street-East Hannibal-Timbuctoo-Salida-Manteca folks are right.

October 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The answer, my friend, to better air quality is blowing in the wind

It is a scene that happens dozens of times – if not more – each day in Manteca.

October 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Time to rethink entire McKinley Avenue strategy

McKinley Avenue could turn into the Waterloo of 1960s-style growth in Manteca.

October 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Occupy Wall Street doesn’t reflect the remaining 99%

A tear wells up in Jacqueline Siegel's eye as she tells her story to a Wall Street Journal reporter.

October 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


"The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,

October 22, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Cell tower: Turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse

Travel Moffat Boulevard and you'll come across a bit of hope inspired by Manteca Councilman Vince Hernandez.

October 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Add 25 cents to first-class stamp price

The United States Postal Service lost $8 billion last year.

October 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Uncle Sam will force kids to breath dirty diesel fumes

If Uncle Sam were a real human and not just a caricature for the United States he'd be investigated for child cruelty by Children Protection Services.

October 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

A cup of water in dark of night changed his life

RIPON - The value of life, the value of one's faith, the determination to make the world a better place and to survive and prosper despite the challenges created by polio was an awe-inspiring message delivered at Saturday's Main Street Day in Ripon's downtown.

October 19, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Justice becoming scare commodity in SJ County

Good-bye People's Court.

October 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Tear down that wall, Mr. Weatherford

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

October 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

To those turning their nose up at $15-an-hour jobs

"Distribution jobs in Manteca at $15 an hour doesn't qualify as good paying jobs."

October 16, 2011 | 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

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

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

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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