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How bad is it? Soup kitchen lines vs Black Friday lines

It's the Great Recession, right?

November 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miracle on Oak Street

Imagine a 12-ton pile of garbage.

November 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The grass isn’t any greener on this side of the hill

Using self-serve check-outs is like walking into quick sand.

November 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tuesday Rotarians early to rise, early to serve

Jay Holmes – a retired principal of a California Youth Authority school for boys – holds court every Tuesday as president of the Manteca Morning Rotary Club that meets at the Doctors Hospital conference center.

November 06, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


‘A Modest Proposal’ to help homeless

How do you help the homeless?

November 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hitting the big banks where it hurts: Shifting demand deposits

Frank Capra made it clear in 1946.

November 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $10.11 you spend annually for your good health

It's the time of year when flies make robo calls seem like pleasant interludes.

November 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Constantly pointing out ethnicity of councilman Vince Hernandez is wrong

Manteca City Councilman Vince Hernandez is a full-blooded American citizen.

November 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why she’s passionate about helping others

RIPON - One Ripon business woman had cause to join in the sponsorship of the "News 10 Coats for Kids Drive" Tuesday in the Ace Hardware Shopping Center, along with The Salvation Army, Swanson's Cleaners and with her own Baskin Robbins ice cream shop, and Ripon's Kid Red Entertainment.

November 02, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ignoring the invisible people of Manteca

They are there.

November 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Manteca make more traffic & business McMistakes?

Is there really a new day at City Hall?

November 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Enough to creep me out for a lifetime

IONE – Forget Paranormal Activity 3.

October 30, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The 98% caught between the extreme 1% groups

It is easy to sympathize with some of the sentiments of the Occupy Anything Because We Have Nothing Better To Do movement.

October 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’m what you might call a ‘klutz’ player

There are times I make Dick Van Dyke look like a ballet dancer.

October 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam shaking phone users down to pump $4.5B yearly into broadband

Why is it a national priority to make broadband available universally?

October 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca: The little city that couldn’t

Can Manteca deliver on just one water play attraction?

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STEM IN KINDERGARTEN

Lincoln Van Houten tried to picture what type of structure would best keep an ice cube from melting on the warmest daytime spot at Colony ...

May 02, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


MHS fence falls toward residences

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a partially collapsed 40-foot high chain link fence covered with ivy meant to protect mobile homes adjacent to the Manteca ...

May 02, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Manteca may up fee for non-resident golf

Non-resident green fees for playing 18 holes at the Manteca Golf Course may increase by $1 starting July 1.

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fallacy of minimum wage & rising the tide

Forty-six years ago I was flipping burgers at the Squirrel Cage in Lincoln. I was making $1.65 an hour. It was California's minimum ...

May 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

April 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My favorite song? Try ‘California’ by Sinatra

My taste in music runs the gamut from rock to jazz as well as country to western.

April 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It was almost worth losing the pepper tree

My neighbors have probably been wondering if I was ever going to top Christmas Eve 2010.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go ahead and tell me to take a hike

The mountains call.

April 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The criminal homeless 2: Manteca: 0

Manteca is about to lose another round to the criminal homeless.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Credits for MUSD students

College prep is a big component of secondary education.

April 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Workshop on MUSD budget on Tuesday

The Manteca Unified board will conduct a study session Tuesday on the proposed preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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