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Firefighters answer the call & set stage for future budgets

The Manteca Firefighters Association is arguably the most powerful and influential force in Manteca politics.

August 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Virtual bank robbers thrive, thanks to an act of Congress

Washington's much ballyhooed program aimed at helping struggling homeowners is highly successful in at least one aspect - it has given those not in financial trouble the ability to walk away from homes that are underwater without literally paying the price.

August 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Two bars, illegals driving & Manteca DUI checkpoints

Call it the tale of two bars.

August 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making BLD work for betterment of Manteca

Tracy has a sports complex that they are making payments on.

August 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca ignores homeless problem at its own peril

It was a discovery that rattled the tenant and even surprised Manteca Police.

August 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Loud train horns & love-hate relationship with railroad trains

The San Joaquin Valley has a long love-hate relationship with railroads.

August 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Disney ban of Muslim hijabs Mickey Mouse?

Imane Boudlal is a devout Muslim who happens to work as a restaurant hostess at the Disneyland Resort's Grand Californian hotel in Anaheim.

August 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I wonder if they are true fans of Def Leppard?

I'm amazed that my older brother Ron can even hear.

August 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Press McNerney & Harmer to provide solution to illegals bumping jobless American workers

Aqua Spa & Pool went belly-up this past week.

August 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Odds are state won’t block welfare debit cards from being used in casinos

The latest installment in "Government Gone Wild" - the ongoing epic California reality disaster show produced in Sacramento - has a new twist.

August 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Be very afraid: UP toying with monster trains

Union Pacific Railroad unleashed what critics are dubbing "the monster train" on unsuspecting Southern Californians earlier this year.

August 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


San Francisco’s next treasure for Northern California

It was a heady time for Northern California.

August 19, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should Uncle Sam own even more of California?

Uncle Sam owns 45.3 percent of California's land mass.

August 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High school football on Friday night: It doesn’t get any better

Friday night football is the game at its purest form.

August 18, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Despite the odds teachers still manage to deliver

Next time you go to verbally beat up a teacher, take a deep breath.

August 17, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Men’s shelter: It’s OK if you want it in your neighborhood

There is only one question you need to answer if you favor a homeless shelter for single men in Manteca: Would you be willing to have if within a half mile of your home?

October 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The marvelous tech invention known as books

Books are more powerful than computers.

October 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to sell UC system & build schools for Californians

California has diversity.

October 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE ULTIMATE BATTLE

The Big Guy upstairs was pretty disgusted at what he saw going on in the Central Valley.

October 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


EU fire alarm detects $159M smoke & mirrors of school bond

Is Manteca Unified guilty of grade inflation or is there something more sinister at work?

October 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sid Reams & his homeless ideas

It was a radical idea at the time that caught some people off guard and left others scratching their heads.

October 10, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Time to double what’s coming down the tracks

Get ready for more trains.

October 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The drug house in my neighborhood

Why do you need to be part of Manteca's homeless solution?

October 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Homeless: Real charity doesn’t enable

I confess.

October 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s better: Economic growth or mandated minimum wage?

The unemployment rate in Manteca is 9.6 percent.

October 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Citizenship: Follow rules & you lose

It is easier to become a lawyer than to get a green card.

October 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Piano bar, restaurants give downtown flavor

TURLOCK – When I think of Billie Joel, I don't think of Turlock.

October 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Plenty of shopping & culinary attractions

Like many cities whose heydays in bygone eras have been become victims of the caprices of changing times, Tracy has gone through its own growing-up pains. A lot of that is starkly evident in its downtown area.

October 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Lodi’s ‘wow’ factor definitely impresses

My apologies to the late Huell Howser on my impressions of downtown Lodi having that "wow" factor.

October 04, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca’s $159M duct tape bond

We are told 28-year-old carpet kept together with duct tape is deteriorating the quality of classroom education in Manteca Unified.

October 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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