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Frank Sinatra had it right: That’s life & you can’t deny it

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.

July 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California dream still going strong after 167 years

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in May of 1999.)

July 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.)

July 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The real future of California farming is along Highway 33

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in June of 2003.)

July 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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The four chiefs: Hanging around after they retire & what it means

The four "chiefs" - Willie Weatherford, Charlie Halford, Dave Bricker, and Nick Obligacion - are one of the things that makes Manteca unique.

November 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


4 state workers net $902,000 in bonuses

Jack Ehnes, Christopher Ailman, Ted Eliopoulos, and Marcie Frost have all just received bonuses totaling $902,000.

November 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon trustees thank bond oversight board

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District received special appreciation from the Measure G Citizen's Oversight Committee in moving forward with the Colony Oak ...

November 06, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca Unified expels 30 students suspends 2,718 during 2016-2017

Manteca Unified expelled 30 students and suspended 2,718 students during the 2016-2017 school year.

November 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fatal hit and run; shooting leaves man in critical condition

Manteca Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that took place Sunday evening in the 1200 block of West Lathrop Road in North ...

November 06, 2017 | | Local Columns


RACING TO HELP KIDS WIN AT BOYS & GIRLS

Eric Nascimento Jr. knows how important the Manteca-Lathrop is in the lives of 1,800 kids who take advantage of the club's programs.

November 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca taxpayers won’t pay for upkeep of coming interchange landscaping

Manteca taxpayers will not be on the hook for the upkeep of landscaping within Caltrans' jurisdiction at the Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange that ...

November 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Failure to grasp ‘The Little Red Hen’ moral and $1,210 fine for illegal camping

You've probably never have met Norman Moore, but you may have seen him.

November 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City-school partnerships: Getting into swim of things

The City of Manteca has a swimming pool built 60 years ago when the community had a population of less than 10,000.

November 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SJ Valley: The land of two seasons

Is it just me, or do we live in a place where two of the seasons exist in name only?

November 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Gas tax is unfair as it’s basically a regressive tax

One of California's most regressive taxes became even more regressive on Tuesday.

November 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hollywood embraces instant guilt

If you have a hankering to visit Hollywood, you might want to do so soon.

November 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


5-seond rules, Halloween candy & poison

I do not have a five-second rule.

October 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Yosemite fee hike woefully inadequate as it is proposed

We are loving Yosemite National Park to death.

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


General plan touches on dam failures

New Melones Dam failing - a highly unlikely event - is one of the safety hazards that are outlined in the Manteca general plan designed to guide ...

October 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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