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Slam Stockton on subjective quality of life lists but don’t poke fun at its bankruptcy

Geez, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

September 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone & not just 53% if us pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes Mom & Pops to mat, gives mega firms pass on sign rules

Enforcement of municipal rules governing property - we are told - is complaint driven.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Election countdown: Get ready for run on guns at Bass Pro

You might want to do your gun shopping at Bass Pro Shops now to avoid the rush should President Barack Obama get re-elected in November.

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposed sign rule may put at least 24 people out of work

Chris Kroshus doesn't want to be a burden on anyone - including the system.

September 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The loss of local jobs hits SJ Valley meth industry

It's the same old story.

September 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning librarians into conveyers of pseudo citizenship

Librarians aren't exactly experts on terror, drug operations, or the nuances of federal law enforcement.

September 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified striving for A+ energy savings

The wave of the future when it comes to local government efficiency is coming to a neighborhood near you.

September 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SF buries evidence of it heinous crime against the Delta

'Dam'-ing evidence of one of the most heinous crimes of environmental destruction ever visited upon the San Joaquin Delta in the name of development lies buried in the ground south of the Stanislaus River.

September 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poignant words left on voicemail on that fateful day

It was a well organized reflection in time that briefly memorialized several of those lost in planes and the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 when John Freeman of Ripon staged what appeared to be a scripted but yet candid recollection at a morning service club meeting Friday.

September 11, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


A few things to consider before voting on Prop. 34

Your son and his 16-year-old best friend are celebrating the fact he just got his driver's license.

September 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prefer lower taxes? Then you ought to be in (movie) pictures

The real rich - the ones lining the pockets of politicians with campaign donations - are definitely treated different than you and I up in Sacramento.

September 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parents gone wild: Potty training kids at restaurant table

Potty training your twins in the middle of a packed restaurant?

September 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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‘Bulbs’ & de facto right turn lanes

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared March 26, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin. The city, 11 years later, is ...

July 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Environmental perfectionism can kill people

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 16, 2005 in the Manteca Bulletin.

July 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca's destiny is sealed but its fate isn't.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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