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The $290,000 annual public educator pension

How do you get a $290,000 a year pension?

June 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking a stand for religious liberty

Last Thursday evening, I found myself at Los Angeles' Academy of Motion Picture and Arts on Wilshire Boulevard. There, a battle-front of cameras fired volley after volley at the prestigious actors and actresses about to enter the premiere screening of their soon-to-be famous movie. I had already seen the epic historical drama at a publicity preview in Modesto. But this would be different. Seated among benefactors, nuns and missionaries, priests and a few bishops, I took in, tearfully and with tremendous gratitude, the story once again. The film: "For Greater Glory". The topic: the Mexican Catholic resistance, first peaceful, then ...

June 02, 2012 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


DA’s slow-mo investigation in police shooting erodes public trust

It seems simple and straightforward.

June 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Give me a Big Gulp or give me death

Who ever thought drinking a 32-ounce Big Gulp could one day constitute an act of civil disobedience?

May 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about getting SACLIES on your personalized plate?

Keep Lake Tahoe Blue.

May 31, 2012 | | Local Columns


Yes, even buying Facebook stock is not without risk

Facebook stock has dropped 24 percent since the company went public on May 18.

May 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: The Land of Death by Ma Nature?

Sawyer – our granddaughter's boyfriend who heralds from North Dakota – has a friend who wants to visit him but is leery to do so.

May 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


7,000 crosses: The reason we are free today

The sound of freedom was loud and clear Sunday at Woodward Park.

May 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to milk our advantages to generate jobs

Facebook - the hottest company du jour - has 1,300 employees.

May 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To the Class of 2012: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chipolte, Facebook billionaires, illegals & immigration policy

Eduardo Saverin is the son of a Brazilian millionaire.

May 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Democrats' war on money

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., came across as a moderate, sensible Democrat when he said on "Meet the Press" Sunday that negative political ads are "nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright."

May 23, 2012 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Local Columns


Let’s all slap on bumper stickers reading ‘I brake for pedestrians’

Everyone loves an underdog - unless it's a pedestrian.

May 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Berryhill working on sensible Delta solution for state water & fish needs

It doesn't have to be "us" against "them" in California water politics.

May 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Junior high siren call: Beware of throwing the baby out with bath water

There is a quiet debate going on in Ripon.

May 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Ripon works to keep river visitors safe

The dangers of swimming and rafting on the Stanislaus River have been minimal during the drought due to lower water volume, slower flows, and water ...

June 13, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Progress being made in resort deal talks

There isn't a drought when it comes to water parks interested in building a resort in Manteca.

June 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton

"See, I told you it didn't make any difference to vote. I shouldn't have bothered. Bernie Sanders lost anyway."

June 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Higher BLD entry fees just the start

Want to see the impact of government decree versus that quaint old-school concept known as initiative?

June 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Using ACE to solve Bay Area affordable housing needs

San Jose leaders are upset that they've become the affordable housing solution for job-rich Santa Clara.

June 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess

There's got to be a morning after

June 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse

It's time to bury the hatchet.

June 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K?

Mike Morowit is right.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fire destroys old Crom home

Fire destroyed the small farm house located on what was left of the old Crom ranch on the southwest corner of South Airport Way and ...

June 06, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


FREE SPLASH DAY

Cooling off in the water can have deadly consequences.

June 06, 2016 | | Local Columns


Grand Jury: Coordinate effort to deal with homeless

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury believes government agencies need to better address homeless issues.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Idling police cars key to public safety

If you think that idling parked Manteca Police patrol cars unattended by an officer are wasting gas, guess again.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On top of world after beating cancer

He's the first cancer survivor to stand atop of the world.

June 06, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park finally set to go to bid

Manteca's dog park - expected to go out to bid this week - could have a bone-themed bench for humans and play equipment for dogs.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Linda, Richard & the pursuit of happiness

At an early age Linda Silverman ran up against what Bernie Sanders's most adherent supporters would call sexual discrimination.

June 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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