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2 a.m. Sunday, Ben Franklin & your PG&E bill

What do Benjamin Franklin, Al Gore, global warming and 2 a.m. this Sunday as well as you PG&E bill all have in common?

November 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mixing political venom with a kid’s trick or treating

It's Halloween.

November 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs a Del Webb-style solution to avoid creation of blight

A large chunk of people's gripes with the City of Manteca come down to property use and maintenance. At the same time the city is hard pressed to maintain parks, street lights, and abate blight.

October 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From a horse kiss to inspiration beneath the famous Golden Arches

It's fantastic to find some moment in time spontaneously, and this picture of a small boy being kissed by a horse was more than special. I can't remember who sent it to me but it came via Facebook recently – the photographer did not take credit.

October 31, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Brace yourself for the scariest day of the year

The scariest place this Halloween isn't the Winchester Mystery House. Nor is it watching the Zombie Apocalypse in 3-D.

October 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why do cities pick up tab for victory riots when teams make the money?

Detroit's city leadership is probably relieved that the Tigers didn't win the World Series.

October 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is there a Benghazi media cover-up?

Is there a mainstream media cover-up of an Obama administration cover-up in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead?

October 30, 2012 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Local Columns


Home was a car for 4 years

So many times, we see them, but not really "see" them.

October 29, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Giants’ improbable season: It’s why we love sports

A friend broached the question to me just the other day about sports fandom.

October 29, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


High speed rail is an old school transit solution

It's ironic that Jerry Brown - a governor who embraces high tech innovation, the environment, economic growth, and improving the lot of the little guy - wants his legacy decided by the modern-day equivalent of a 220 miles per hour dodo bird.

October 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Magic of words and the power of reading books

The fact I'm typing this on an i-Pad may lead one to believe that I would be right at home with a Kindle. I'm not.

October 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or winners?

Early in Ronald Reagan's second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement.

October 26, 2012 | By PAT BUCHANAN Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Local Columns


‘We’re so vain, we probably think this world is about us’

Carly Simon's ode to former beau Warren Beatty - "You're So Vain" - could be easily adapted to serve as the anthem of today's movement to capture every waking moment we have on digital images.

October 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ignore the scary messages: We’ve never had it so good

The scariest time of the year is almost upon us.

October 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prepare for the Big Quake by carrying business cards from lawyers

The Salem Witch Hunt has finally been topped.

October 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Cantu swings away with new golf course idea

Ben Cantu's proposal during his unsuccessful 2014 campaign for the Manteca City Council to convert the Manteca Golf Course into a low-key community park ...

July 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about background checks on buyers of smartphones to save lives?

I feel so much safer knowing that California will soon be doing background checks on those who buy ammunition.

July 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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