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On the Internet stealing is OK as long as you don’t do it from Google

The odds are the legislation Congress had been pondering to try to stop the piracy of movies by foreign websites that then use them to profit may indeed not have been the right way to go.

January 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Convicted murder’s death carries more weight with court than average citizen’s death

How many Californians die each week because of not securing medical care or due to malpractice?

January 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to address Moorhead’s charge of underage drinking at BLD

Big League Dreams - when all is said and done - is owned by the City Of Manteca.

January 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam basically decided Manteca needed $6.9 million transit station built

How would you feel if you and 59 other neighbors were assessed $50 apiece to improve your neighborhood but only someone 2,700 miles away could determine how that money would be spent?

January 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The verdict is in: Manteca must relax business-choking parking requirements

San Joaquin County back in the early-1990s used eminent domain to force an elderly Manteca woman out of her long-time home in the 200 block of North Sherman Avenue.

January 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Express health service for prisoners, slow boat for veterans

It is the $900 million question that more than a few veterans are asking: Why is it taking Uncle Sam so long to build a 120-bed Veterans Administration nursing home and outpatient medical clinic in French Camp?

January 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEATHERED FRIENDS

They are feathered friends and, on some occasions, foes.

January 15, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What about going after the CPUC and its failure to protect the people?

These are not fun days for PG&E.

January 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State spends 8 times more than counties to jail juvenile offenders

Fear is expensive.

January 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE 1997 FLOODS

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

January 12, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What do hernias, fear of electrocution & gardening have in common?

Pain is relative.

January 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme court case obscenely out of step with the times

What is obscene cussing and should the government regulate it?

January 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs different path for code enforcement

It is obvious a city doesn't adopt rules just to adopt rules.

January 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Question: When is it OK for teens to get too much UV rays?

Sacramento can't control its urge to spend more money than they collect but they can tell the rest of us how to go about living our lives.

January 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Color me pink: No more car payment to BofA

I'm seeing pink today.

January 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Race card, criminals wearing blue & finding a solution

Although I hated nearly every minute of my time in the Army, it gave me an education on life that I could never receive anywhere ...

July 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Mixing methane & food waste

Digesters - a critical process of the wastewater treatment plant that currently serves nearly 90,000 people in Manteca and Lathrop - aren't exactly glamorous.

July 11, 2016 | | Local Columns


GOING NUTS FOR ALMONDEE

Daryll Quaresma, a third-generation dairy farmer sold his long time, family-owned cow dairy to one of his siblings 16 years ago before focusing his attention ...

July 11, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Filing opens next week for council

Manteca city voters on Nov. 8 will get to do something that Modesto voters no longer can - vote to fill all council seats that are ...

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon chamber happy with July 4 celebration

Tamra Spade was pleased with the overall results of the Fourth of July festivities in Ripon.

July 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Mosquito bites pose health risks

Mosquitoes are out for blood.

July 11, 2016 | | Local Columns


Why not ban ability to buy soda using food stamps?

You've heard the pitch.

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawyers use class action to take you to cleaners

My front-end washing machine generated an odor after a number of uses.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & trigger child abuse charges

I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I’m sorry, the number you have reached . . .”

I came across a relic on Sunday.

July 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROAD TO RECOVERY, RIO

Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the ...

July 06, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Local Columns


Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1M BLOCK REDO?

It will cost almost $150,000 to do the necessary engineering, design work, and environmental studies to fulfill a Manteca City Council decision to rip ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PEDALING SWEET FUN

Jon Anderson was first introduced to organized bicycle racing on a dirt track, better known as BMX as a young boy in the 70s by ...

July 05, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Dinner honors pioneer families, helps cemetery

The public is invited to an old-fashioned Prairie Dinner Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Manteca. Guests may even come to the sumptuous dinner ...

July 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


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