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It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared in September 2011.

September 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing our future, water & money down the drain

California's ultimate water war will start in your bathroom.

September 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The priest who proved there’s life after priesthood

Is there life after active priesthood ministry?

September 25, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


We’re holding ACE in drive for SJ Valley employment

The real game changer for the economically challenged in the San Joaquin Valley won't by California High Speed Rail. It'll be well-run traditional rail modeled after the Altamont Corridor Express service.

September 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress doing what snow, rain & gloom of ight can’t do

Waiting for the postman back in the politically incorrect time of my youth was magic.

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California takes from the poor to help wealthy Telsa drivers

Struggling to make your car payment?

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why we need to expand the Stockton landfill

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hear a lot of reasons on Tuesday why expanding the for-profit landfill on Austin Road is a bad idea.

September 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State may ‘profit’ $300M from eight San Bruno pipeline explosion deaths

PG&E isn't without sin when it comes to not following the rules.

September 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sleep on this: Another government fee penalizing the innocent among us

Oakland has a problem.

September 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


George Orwell would of loved driverless cars

I'm not exactly a Luddite.

September 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to spend like a Powerball winner? Then go to the movies

I took the grandkids to the movies Saturday.

September 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The global war that doesn’t grab headlines

There is a global war going on.

September 14, 2013 | | Local Columns


The Winchester Mystery House on Arch Road

The Winchester Mystery House is much more apropos to house California's Department of Education rather than the nondescript box marring the Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

September 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Glendale Unified brings real world of social media snooping to students

What is worse: Bullying or spying?

September 12, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How playing Double Jeopardy cost us $3.6B

What's in a name?

September 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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NIMBYism isn’t the problem. It’s broken promises.

The term NIMBY - not in my backyard - is a lazy label that borders on being patronizing.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop-Manteca Fire District budget tops $9.5 million

Things are changing for the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District.

July 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Snow lingers but conserving water is ongoing concern

It looks like early June on the slopes of the 11,459-foot Sonora Peak - the farthest point eastern point on the Stanislaus River watershed that ...

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Board OKs longer time for public comments

Leo Bennett-Cauchon is no stranger to the lectern at a Manteca Unified Board of Education meeting.

July 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


WENT FROM 60 TO 660

Carlon Perry - a former Manteca mayor who led the effort to secure a permanent home for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 and to increase ...

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DOUBLING 120/99 FLOWS

Capacity for traffic transitioning between the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 heading to and from Ripon would double in volume under a Caltrans plan.

July 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky the Squirrel & transgenders

I was stunned.

July 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users

Manteca needs to double down in its battle against the proliferation of illegal fireworks.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From basement to penthouse

The first time I had jury duty – and the only time that I was ever called back to actually speak before a judge prior to ...

July 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the ...

July 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an ...

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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