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Weighty debate: Is being heavy a sure sign of an early demise?

Can we stop being fixated with Gov. Chris Christie's weight?

February 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area more restrictive than Manteca in public forum free speech

Freedom of speech is alive and well in Manteca. The same goes for many San Joaquin Valley communities.

February 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep Manson disciple behind bars for his part in two murders

If I were governor, hell would have to freeze over and Twinkies would have to be certified as organic health food before Bruce Davis would walk out of prison.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judge blocks IRS from helping H&R Block squish the competition

There is nothing more dreadful than the IRS in terms of confusing heavy-handedness.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A penny for your thoughts costs 2.41 cents

The odds are you are swimming in pennies.

February 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strangers lend a helping hand for strangers

A scruffy-looking man and woman were asking for help with a cardboard sign Saturday afternoon at Yosemite and Commerce avenues.

February 04, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Clambake part of 30-year Super Bowl party tradition

There are Super Bowl parties.

February 02, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Cursive writing going the way of the slide rule?

Here's a shocker.

February 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49er DIEHARDS

You say you got spirit … that the team colors course through your veins?

February 01, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


CBS gets special treatment from city while Manteca firms get the shaft

The rich and powerful.

January 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The rich lecture us, want to tax us & then pocket every last dime they earn

There's a lot that Al Gore says that makes sense.

January 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Put downtown on equal traffic footing with the rest of Manteca

Downtown, who needs it?

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun control & the tale of two senators from Nevada & Calif.

Dianne Feinstein called it right.

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S ‘RIPON’ FIRST

Ripon loves its high school sports teams.

January 28, 2013 | Jagada Chambers | Local Columns


Texting: Modern babbling but its done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

January 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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An illegal minor, abortion, & our dysfunctional immigration enforcement

How bizarre is political discourse in America today?

October 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps Page should ‘Google’ social host laws

Google, Facebook, et al say they are just conduits - much like the proverbial public square - so that they can't be held legally responsible for ...

October 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My George of the Jungle hike routine

Falling into a tree is one of those things I'm placing on a list of stuff I never want to do again.

October 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring ...

October 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

October 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no place like home

I'm writing this piece at more than 30,000 feet above Texas on my way home to Ripon and Manteca.

October 06, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Memo to city on downtown: How about it, partner?

If you are among the 30,000 plus people heading downtown this weekend for the 33rd annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair, make sure you ...

October 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca about to get on a better growth course?

Brace yourself for a watershed event.

October 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to correct bad homeless move

Jeff Zellner was right. Manteca made a big mistake.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Storm retention basin development push stalls

The City of Lathrop's goal of having the existing stormwater retention basin adjacent to the Save Mart Shopping Center on Harlan Road developed appears ...

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon emergency vehicle car show Saturday

It's been 27 years since the Ripon Police Department and the Menlo Park Police Department first started hosting their annual emergency vehicle car show ...

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop may make water conservation rules permanent

The City of Lathrop was diligent in taking steps to meet the State of California's mandated water reductions when the state's most recent ...

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Motorist dies in collision

An elderly motorist was killed and two others received moderate to minor injuries in a Saturday evening T-bone collision in the 200 block of North ...

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA NOISE & SAFETY

If you live in the far western section of Del Webb at Woodbridge and you believe traffic noise on Airport Way is a bit loud ...

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CITY BROKE ITS OWN LAW

The popular city sponsored monthly Food Truck Mania events conducted in 2016 at Woodward Park weren't legal under Manteca municipal law.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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