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Many in foreclosure partake in $50 billion squatter economy

There is a couple that lived just south of Woodward Park that finally lost their home in 2011.

February 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Occupy ranters & their AstroTurf movement

"As long as we don't destroy anything, the police don't care. It's a win-win situation. We get our message across and they (police) get paid."

February 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So who’ll join the race to replace Weatherford as Manteca’s mayor?

Manteca's Willie Weatherford Era comes to an end in two years and nine months.

February 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More people, less snow can add up to California disaster

Clear skies are spelling trouble for California.

February 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam worries more about sports cheating than about Wall Street cheating

Perhaps if Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens were Wall Street bankers defrauding investors in such a manner that they sent the economy to the cusp of ruin they would not have had to spend money on lawyers.

February 08, 2012 | | Local Columns


Alex & Mary Costa: Valentine sweethearts in love 60 years later

It had been months since I last saw Alex and Mary Costa when I saw them walking hand-in-hand toward me in the parking lot of In-N-Out Burger late Monday afternoon. They were smiling like young kids totally involved in their conversation with each other.

February 07, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


These are bad times? Those who lived thru World War II would say we never had it so good

Gas is pushing $4 a gallon again.

February 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obama essentially decrees that Catholics can’t be Catholics

I am not Catholic.

February 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remembering Valentine’s Day back in elementary school

I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.

February 04, 2012 | By Mick Founts, Ed.D. SJC Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


If new agency can’t walk on water it’ll walk over us

Fear can be a wonderful thing.

February 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is little birdie saying Emken lacks depth?

I don't Twitter.

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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188,000 FLEE DAM

OROVILLE - At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway at Oroville was in danger of ...

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local Columns


BLAST FROM THE PAST

As 10,000 plus people waited for Manteca's most visible landmark to come tumbling down in March of 1997, then Mayor Bill Perry stood ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In the Year 2525, if Boy Scouts are still around . .

Let's just cut to the chase and mandate that people from this day forth can only have unisex babies.

February 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9th District, Uncle Sam & illegals

Manteca Police do not go looking for illegal immigrants.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Left or Right? It’s crazy across the board

It's been a little bit over a week since I decided to take a step back from online politics.

February 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Making city more responsive to Mantecans

Is there a new dawn in Manteca?

February 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free tuition isn’t enough. They want free living as well.

Free tuition - as some struggling students pointed out to the Associated Press this week - doesn't mean free college.

February 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1,443 days left & we’ve stopped communicating

George Buljan was the City of Roseville mayor in the 1980s.

February 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s monument to drug use

Want to see how drug use can destroy a neighborhood?

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento discouraging significant water conservation

Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That's enough water based ...

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s never too late to go after your dream

In a way, Jim Anderson has already accomplished nearly everything one could ask for.

February 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What happens if Manteca Unified goes nuclear?

How advantageous is it for the Building Industry Association of the Delta headed by Jon Beckman who once served as a councilman in the fairly ...

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Archie Bunker is alive & well at UC Berkeley

Some 53 years later it is apparent the Free Speech Movement spawned at the University of California at Berkeley comes with a big asterisk - * as ...

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My 7th grade teacher: Don’t vote for Nixon

"Tell your parents they shouldn't vote for Nixon-Agnew."

January 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Starbucks goes Grande on principle

Starbucks apparently has two types of corporate citizenship - conscience and de-conscience.

January 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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