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Doom & gloom slant of economic coverage self-fulfilling prophecy for USA

The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘New’ Library Park helps set up downtown’s game

Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5 a head fish bounty versus $6 billion dam

Could a $5 a head fish bounty program bring a truce to California's water wars?

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca family fun zone must be inclusive, not just for moneyed

It is clear there are a significant number of people out there who would like Manteca to have another public swimming pool.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make those who benefit most from valley air pollution pay for it

The Environmental Protection Agency is absolutely right.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No water, no power = home uninhabitable

Every neighborhood seems to have one. And they're not hard to spot.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Defiance, faith & sanitizing the 1st Amendment

It is an act of defiance.

September 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown trying to figure how to get more green from state taxpayers

Gov. Jerry Brown says he's trying to figure out a tax proposal that would be palatable for California voters.

September 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wasting Stanislaus water: Down the river it will go and out to sea

"Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting." - Mark Twain

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chronic Manteca critics on the next Dr. Phil show

"I'm Dr. Phil, welcome to our show."

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Green power for Uncle Sam means burning through 536M greenbacks

Uncle Sam is no better than the renegade financial institutions that have earned the scorn of many Americans for their reckless lending practices.

September 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified heading in right direction with trades

Bill Honig, by all accounts including his own, was a brilliant man.

September 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making streets deadlier so illegals can drive

Manteca has a lot of SOBs - scum on bicycles.

September 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who needs $12M more: PG&E or you & your neighbors?

The best government plan to stimulate the economy in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon?

September 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No sweat? You definitely aren’t talking about me

No sweat.

September 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Sacramento’s plan: Waste future rain & snow runoff

If the skies were to open up this winter would the runoff help raise depleted reservoir levels?

August 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Woodward: No man’s land for pedestrians

In a perfect world drivers would always drive only as safe as conditions allow. They would be 100 percent focused on driving and would drive ...

August 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putting kids first: River Islands: A+ Banta Schools: F

What's horribly wrong and what's absolutely right about education in California can be found perhaps 100 or so yards from each other on ...

August 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca shops for purloined carts solution

Taking shopping carts off of a store's property is theft.

August 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Interning with Manteca Unified: Incredible

I am not an architect. I am not an engineer. The field of work I want to be a part of isn't even remotely ...

August 03, 2015 | By Lawrence Silveira | Local Columns


Federal sugar support is sour deal for taxpayers & consumers

Wheat was king in these parts some 150 years ago.

August 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pay your full tax liability & state dings you for $17.31 more

I owe the State of California $17.31.

August 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5M solution for libraries & other needs

Manteca - for $5 million - can have a 9,600-square-foot "Generations Center" with library, teen center, a killer skate park, amphitheater and paracourse.

July 31, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Upset about things? Then look in our own backyard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacrificing the Delta to hose down LA sidewalks

The lifeblood of Delta farmers, towns, and fish drains into two series of pumps northwest of Tracy - one feeding the Delta-Mendota Canal and the other ...

July 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will signs slow Bypass carnage?

Caltrans is apparently working on a way to try and enhance safety on what has become the deadliest mile in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

July 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting a Lyft & why cities shouldn’t care

Steve DeBrum is no Bill de Blasio.

July 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget 5 o’clock shadows, I’m four hours ahead of time

Fred Flinstone is a rank amateur.

July 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Internet: The main street for cheaters, thieves, bullies & malcontents

It is amazing what people will do online.

July 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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