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Release video of fatal shooting of Duenez by police now and not later

It is time to make the Manteca Police Department dash patrol video footage of the fatal police shooting of Ernest Duenez Jr. public.

January 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail is transit system catering to elite

High speed rail: Is it a big enough of a hot button item to determine who will get elected as the 5th District State Senator in November representing Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Tracy, and all of Stanislaus County?

January 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On the Internet stealing is OK as long as you don’t do it from Google

The odds are the legislation Congress had been pondering to try to stop the piracy of movies by foreign websites that then use them to profit may indeed not have been the right way to go.

January 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Convicted murder’s death carries more weight with court than average citizen’s death

How many Californians die each week because of not securing medical care or due to malpractice?

January 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to address Moorhead’s charge of underage drinking at BLD

Big League Dreams - when all is said and done - is owned by the City Of Manteca.

January 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam basically decided Manteca needed $6.9 million transit station built

How would you feel if you and 59 other neighbors were assessed $50 apiece to improve your neighborhood but only someone 2,700 miles away could determine how that money would be spent?

January 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The verdict is in: Manteca must relax business-choking parking requirements

San Joaquin County back in the early-1990s used eminent domain to force an elderly Manteca woman out of her long-time home in the 200 block of North Sherman Avenue.

January 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Express health service for prisoners, slow boat for veterans

It is the $900 million question that more than a few veterans are asking: Why is it taking Uncle Sam so long to build a 120-bed Veterans Administration nursing home and outpatient medical clinic in French Camp?

January 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEATHERED FRIENDS

They are feathered friends and, on some occasions, foes.

January 15, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What about going after the CPUC and its failure to protect the people?

These are not fun days for PG&E.

January 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State spends 8 times more than counties to jail juvenile offenders

Fear is expensive.

January 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE 1997 FLOODS

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

January 12, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


What do hernias, fear of electrocution & gardening have in common?

Pain is relative.

January 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supreme court case obscenely out of step with the times

What is obscene cussing and should the government regulate it?

January 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs different path for code enforcement

It is obvious a city doesn't adopt rules just to adopt rules.

January 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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No, we didn’t can the Friday column

"Dear Kaepernick,

September 02, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Guess who killed proposal to build more affordable California housing?

Who killed the modest proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $400 million in state money to subsidize affordable housing?

September 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The best idea yet for Manteca library services

The best advice I have for the Manteca City Council when it comes to library services is this: Take Stephen Breacain's suggestion to heart.

August 31, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


COME BLOW YOUR HORN FOR EU

It was the sweetest music Jose Baron ever heard.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOARING OVER RIPON

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley returns this weekend in Ripon under a new name.

August 30, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Rule changes keep $500K in flood insurance savings in place

Building under certain conditions in the 100-year floodplain in rural areas of San Joaquin County such as south of Manteca could result in National Flood ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop is using 20% less water

Residents of Lathrop continued the water conservation trend in July, cutting their water usage by 20 percent during one of the hottest months of the ...

August 30, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Almond milk sales soar as harvest starts

The shaking of almond trees around Manteca and Ripon as the harvest gets underway is giving the dairy industry a cow.

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kaepernick is right about injustice

"People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust ...

August 30, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone pays taxes except perhaps PG&E

Wal-Mart paid $7.1 billion in income taxes during 2012 on $22 billion in pre-tax profits.

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PAYING 5% LESS

The 375 families that now reside in River Islands at Lathrop are enjoying electrical rates 5 percent lower than the rest of Lathrop, Manteca, and ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


2.5 CRASHES A DAY

Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


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