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High speed rail is an old school transit solution

It's ironic that Jerry Brown - a governor who embraces high tech innovation, the environment, economic growth, and improving the lot of the little guy - wants his legacy decided by the modern-day equivalent of a 220 miles per hour dodo bird.

October 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Magic of words and the power of reading books

The fact I'm typing this on an i-Pad may lead one to believe that I would be right at home with a Kindle. I'm not.

October 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or winners?

Early in Ronald Reagan's second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement.

October 26, 2012 | By PAT BUCHANAN Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Local Columns


‘We’re so vain, we probably think this world is about us’

Carly Simon's ode to former beau Warren Beatty - "You're So Vain" - could be easily adapted to serve as the anthem of today's movement to capture every waking moment we have on digital images.

October 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ignore the scary messages: We’ve never had it so good

The scariest time of the year is almost upon us.

October 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prepare for the Big Quake by carrying business cards from lawyers

The Salem Witch Hunt has finally been topped.

October 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Antique’ transistor radio brings back memories of younger times

It was a transistor radio I found – an early Christmas gift for me – at the Antique Warehouse in Salida. A hand-held radio, it's just what I had been looking for over the past few years from the '50s – and it works.

October 22, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


‘Antique’ transistor radio brings back memories of younger times

It was a transistor radio I found – an early Christmas gift for me – at the Antique Warehouse in Salida. A hand-held radio, it's just what I had been looking for over the past few years from the '50s – and it works.

October 22, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


California: Plenty of oil with highest gas prices in the nation

Contemplate this little tidbit the next time gasoline prices push the $5 a gallon mark: The nation's largest known shale oil reserve is in our own backyard.

October 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sin taxes fatten big government very effectively

Taxing the sinners never works.

October 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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Manteca Rotary has thanked law enforcement for 45 years

LAUREL TO THE MANTECA ROTARY for faithfully recognizing and honoring law enforcement officers for 45 years as part of their annual observance of Law Day.

May 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It likely won’t flood. But it could.

Nobody wants to be Chicken Little when it comes to predicting a natural disaster.

May 05, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca murder: ‘I’m not going to live in fear’

A murder in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant followed by a carjacking at gunpoint at a red light.

May 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The joys of being on foot & getting hit in a parking lot

He was laughing. And it angered me.

May 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca can go all out to secure trash enclosure but not police station

The Manteca Police Department is a disgrace.

May 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tax debate: Who best can spend your money; Congress or you?

The jury won't be coming in for a while on President Trump's tax plan but I can assure you this: Most taxpayers - read ...

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop looks to make it clear LM Fire is go to agency

If the Lathrop City Council gives its blessing, the agency that has always provided fire protection for the City of Lathrop will formally become the ...

May 01, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


One Voice asking for $357.8M

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum is leading a 42-member delegation that is making the case today through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., for $357.8 million ...

May 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BE. SUCCESSFUL

Dominique Munoz and Shylee Conaway are both culinary students at Be.Tech High School.

May 01, 2017 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


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


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