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Summer beckons with the little pleasures of life

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column originally ran in June of 2010.)

July 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fred Millner has stirred up a debate about Manteca street names.

In a letter to the Manteca Bulletin last week, he expressed his opinion that Moffat Boulevard should be renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. His rationale was the city has transformed Moffat from an ugly, rundown corridor with almost $12 million in improvements including the transit station, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, Tidewater Bikeway, Spreckels Park MBX course, the Industrial Park Drive extension, and repaving the roadway. The city also aggressively cleaned up depilated buildings and chased out overnight truck parking and stopped the practice of people using city property as a makeshift dump

July 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca must avoid a repeat of the Nightmare on Elm Street

The biggest embarrassment of the Manteca park system is also a monument to political expediency and prejudice.

July 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You’re not a pony, you’re a stallion

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." - Mathew 11:28

July 05, 2013 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Stop treating higher ed as spoiled rich kids

Higher Education 101: Follow the money.

July 05, 2013 | | Local Columns


Ugly in Union Ranch: School site, promises

The fate of Union Ranch School is in limbo. It is a victim – just one of many – of the mortgage meltdown and foreclosure tsunami whose life-changing path of fiscal devastation continues to ripple today.

July 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Does it make sense that Toters can only legally come out after the sun goes down?

Sunset tonight is 8:31 p.m.

July 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop. 8 ruling: A marriage made in hell for Californians

Jerry Brown was governor in 1978.

July 03, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A ‘shoot out’ with a 14-year-old grandson

Spending much time with our six grandchildren is difficult because of where they are all located on the map – from Texas to San Diego and south of San Jose.

July 02, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lake Manteca: Out-of-the-box thinking for the next big city park

Lodi has Lodi Lake. Stockton has Oak Grove Park.

July 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do pedestrians count in Manteca? The answer may come on Tuesday

What opinion weighs more with the Manteca City Council: Those of neighborhoods or consultants?

July 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Until death do you part versus secular marriage

A marriage for government's purpose is a contractual obligation.

June 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Me? Obsessed with my weight? Better believe it

I admit it.

June 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon Police help patch lost memories

Cops do stick together!

June 27, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


ObamaCare math doesn’t add up for young healthy adults

Young people are not stupid.

June 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There's something called the law of diminishing returns.

March 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ holding bag for Bay Area

Why do poor people struggling to make ends meet leave job rich Bay Area to head east over the Altamont Pass?

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca can be a good neighbor

Marty Harris is right.

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon plan for parent involvement

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will receive information on the Parent Involvement Plan for the District-level English Learner Advisory Committee.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


2 retire from MPD after combined 50 years

Two members of the Manteca Police Department retired with more than 50 years of combined service on Friday – Dispatcher Kim Thomas and Detective Armen Avakian.

March 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon council looks at fee waiver policy for city facilities

The City of Ripon has an established rental fee schedule for its facilities.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop steps up to protect groundwater

Lathrop officials as they kept a watchful eye on too much water in the San Joaquin River took a step last week toward making sure ...

March 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


CONSERVE IS THE WORD

A record Sierra snowpack and above normal rainfall on the valley floor is unlikely to ease the need for the City of Manteca - and most ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA IN 2040

General plans - state mandated planning documents designed to serve as a blueprint for a community's growth - are viewed by critics often times as merely ...

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Be sweet’: Two words easy to Tweet

They've got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do - body shaming.

March 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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