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The case for a true South County seat on San Joaquin Board of Supervisors

South San Joaquin County has a mixture of four expanding cities and a growing job base with an even brighter outlook that is destined to clash with vibrant agricultural endeavors.

March 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to ignore politics of downtown and move on

Wide streets may bring people downtown but it doesn't get them to stop there.

March 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who is more pathetic? Sheen or those of us who feed off his rants?

Charlie Sheen - the pundits say - is one witty guy.

March 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Berryhill ventures into Twilight Zone of California politics

Bill Berryhill has got it right.

March 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BYU makes principled stand for integrity

Brigham Young University has standards.

March 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Donner Party would laugh at our worries today

The Donner Party came to California 165 years ago.

March 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New plan makes those with integrity pay twice for sins of greedy home buyers

I look around my neighborhood and see home buyers with a lot of different stories.

March 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Money brings out the worst & best in folks

Two situations that involved green backs popped up this week: One good and another demonstrating a tad of attempted larceny.

March 03, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Suing because an employer appears to favor hiring illegal immigrants

Here's a new one.

March 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So who is the real ‘half man’ in ‘Two and a Half Men’?

Can't Warner Brothers Television & CBS take a joke?

March 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The numbers in Wisconsin - and California - can’t be ignored

The fight in Wisconsin is not unions versus big business. Nor is it the struggling masses versus the rich.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond Blossom is one big reunion party

The Ripon Almond Blossom Festival can best be described as a "family" in the reunion sense of the word – not just blood kin – but with neighbors, community members coming together from near and far.

February 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Thanks PG&E for proving SSJID can lower rates 15%

Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon should be eternally grateful to PG&E.

February 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Exercise does indeed enhance quality of your life

I didn't know it at the time but it was one of the smartest decisions of my life.

February 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Would you vote to tax yourself for better public worker benefits?

The party is over.

February 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Federal sugar support is sour deal for taxpayers & consumers

Wheat was king in these parts some 150 years ago.

August 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pay your full tax liability & state dings you for $17.31 more

I owe the State of California $17.31.

August 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5M solution for libraries & other needs

Manteca - for $5 million - can have a 9,600-square-foot "Generations Center" with library, teen center, a killer skate park, amphitheater and paracourse.

July 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacrificing the Delta to hose down LA sidewalks

The lifeblood of Delta farmers, towns, and fish drains into two series of pumps northwest of Tracy - one feeding the Delta-Mendota Canal and the other ...

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will signs slow Bypass carnage?

Caltrans is apparently working on a way to try and enhance safety on what has become the deadliest mile in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

July 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting a Lyft & why cities shouldn’t care

Steve DeBrum is no Bill de Blasio.

July 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget 5 o’clock shadows, I’m four hours ahead of time

Fred Flinstone is a rank amateur.

July 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Internet: The main street for cheaters, thieves, bullies & malcontents

It is amazing what people will do online.

July 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Internet: The main street for cheaters, thieves, bullies & malcontents

It is amazing what people will do online.

July 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


World War III MUSD style is up next

Sam Fant is either brilliant or his peers on the Manteca Unified School District board are not in his league.

July 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


World War III MUSD style is up next

Sam Fant is either brilliant or his peers on the Manteca Unified School District board are not in his league.

July 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Soldiers should not be sitting ducks in a shooting gallery

Are we are at war?

July 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thunder Valley & Great Wolf: 2 peas in pod

Who in their right mind we book a room at a resort hotel not near any tourist attractions that is located south of a major ...

July 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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