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Sacrificing the Delta so LA can keep growing

The Delta for centuries was a massive flooded plain in spring and a borderline desert by late fall.

October 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E may benefit from CPUC’s political power play

Mediators - by definition - are supposed to be neutral disinterested third parties to a conflict they are being asked to resolve.

October 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The danger of making schools exclusive concern of parents, educators

By all accounts, the three individuals seeking election to the Area 1 set on the Manteca Unified School District board are fine individuals.

October 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ballot measures’ triage approach to school funding

Let's be honest.

October 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So why do I have a problem with big government?

Someone the other day asked in an e-mail why I had a problem with big government.

October 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC may yet prove they are docile lapdog for PG&E’s brass

Do not cry for Pacific Gas & Electric.

October 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Politicians are just playing the percentages

They're kids. Well, actually young adults.

October 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Come the morning after Nov. 6 we may have a new ‘ABC’ for our schools

Fallout from intense infighting over two races on the Nov. 6 ballot could deliver a near fatal blow to California government as we now know it.

October 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Occupy Oakland has turned into Obliterate Oakland

Explain to me how trashing downtown Oakland can stop the war in Afghanistan?

October 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Note to PACs: It’s not about who can claim to be bigger valley boy in 10th

The Political Action Committees "helping" Jeff Denham and Jose Hernandez are doing them no favors.

October 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California law helps turn recycling fraud into a big business

The latest example of the state nickel and diming the people of California to death is no further than the nearest soda container.

October 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacrificing police services for non-native fathead minnows

The high cost of protecting non-native microscopic fathead minnows is going to bankrupt California.

October 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Election may be decided before Nov. 6

The presidential debates start October 3 and extend to October 22. But who wins or scores in the debates will have no influence on tens of thousands of Americans who will have already cast their votes for president and are not permitted to change their minds.

October 07, 2012 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns


Well-meaning hospital visits can be stressful to patient

Those sound like cruel words at first blush. But Grace will be the first to tell you that's a wise piece of advice. She knows what she's talking about.

October 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Highway robbery: Blame partners in crime in Sacramento

Pull into a gas station these days and you get the feeling you're being mugged.

October 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Homeless suspect in fire helmet theft

A black, custom made fire fighter's helmet valued at $750 – with the red stripe of a captain's rank – was taken from inside a ...

May 01, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Welcome to California, the land of paperwork

If you've spent any time on Facebook in the last year, you've undoubtedly come across the "news" article that talks about how there ...

April 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Nature’s drought is over but not the ‘real’ drought

Take a drive out to Stewart Road.

April 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shed your tears for Mary Phillips & Stacy Errickson

I do not cry for Jack Jones. Nor do I shed a tear for Marcel Williams.

April 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State’s green strategy takes green from poor

California's green strategy, if anyone in Sacramento has the courage to be honest, should be called for what it is - the biggest rip-off of ...

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Love Ripon seeks volunteers for projects

Ripon is looking for people who love their community and are willing to spend three hours with neighbors this Saturday morning working to make it ...

April 24, 2017 | | Local Columns


Van Ryn going into Manteca Hall of Fame for agriculture efforts

Bill Van Ryn -a self-employed farmer who is an avid supporter of Catholic ministries - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Predawn crash on 99 in Ripon kills 20-year-old

A 20-year-old Tracy man was killed in the predawn hours Saturday at 4:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near the Main Street overpass ...

April 24, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


VIETNAM WAR MURAL

Manteca is dedicating its 30th mural - a tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War - on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at ...

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


43 townhouses for Manteca

Manteca's first townhouse project designed to create owner occupied units is being proposed on 2.10 acres between Grant and Lincoln avenues and north ...

April 24, 2017 | Doreen Wynn | Local Columns


Mathis & Huerta help save the Delta farm

Delta College trustees Cathy Mathis of Manteca and Carlos Huerta of Stockton have saved the farm - the Delta College Farm that is.

April 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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