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The blue line gets thinner & dangerous

The front line of defense in California and the rest of the nation are being whittled down due to budget cuts that end up putting officers in jeopardy and threatening community safety.

January 06, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Little cat’s feet? Try a 200-pound tiger with claws

I'm a Valley Boy – Central Valley that is – through and through.

January 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s not wise to kick your group exercise instructor

Put this on the list of things you shouldn't do: Kicking your group exercise instructor.

January 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Gatto Way would honor storied Lathrop family’s history

LATHROP – There's nothing wrong with Fifth Street in Lathrop. But perhaps it needs a new name that would reflect this part of the Old Town District's historic past - a name that would honor one of the town's pioneer families.

January 04, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Back to the future in Sacramento

California's political elite munched on hot dogs, potato chips and water on Monday to celebrate Jerry Brown's return to the governorship.

January 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca turns sewer land into economic Mother Lode

Most people saw just an old dump and abandoned wastewater treatment plant.

January 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

So why do they call them bathroom vanities anyway?

I've been seriously toying with the idea of remodeling my bathroom for the past several months.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Hime caught photography bug during seventh grade

Thank goodness for Time-Life subscription promotions.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

New UC motto: ‘Let there be less $245,000+ a year executives’

Jerry Brown could set the tone – and change the attitude of apparently many at the upper echelons of state bureaucracies – if he issues an executive order on his first day as California governor to eliminate any position in the University of California system paying $245,000 a year or more.

December 31, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Words of faith: ‘The light begins in the darkness’

It was perhaps the darkest time of the Great Recession in Manteca.

December 30, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Government keeps on giving itself more & more control

I intend to become a lawbreaker.

December 29, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Christmas moments suitable for sitcom

As usual, I scrambled at the last minute for Christmas shopping.

December 29, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Manteca must wisely forge financial waters in making Great Wolf deal

Two of Great Wolf Resorts' water parks are underwater.

December 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The case for not dividing Manteca between supervisors

Manteca is a divided city.

December 27, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Acorn in pocket adds to memories

It's more than just an acorn.

December 27, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

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You should have seen the sidewalk

Pain is relative.

August 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

California’s training wheels for young adults

If you're between the ages of 18 and 21 and live in California, congratulations: The California Legislature is halfway to further eroding your rights.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Legislation to increase crime & taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Yosemite puts the whole world in perspective

The smoky haze on Saturday obscured what would have been 80-mile views on a clear day from atop a granite perch overbooking Ten Lakes and ...

August 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Affordable housing & Manteca

The phrase "affordable housing" is rapidly become a paradox in Manteca.

August 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

LA’s twin grab for SJ Valley, Delta land & water

All Californians are created equal unless you're the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.

August 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

100 reasons to jog in 99 degree heat

It was 99 degrees at 12:55 p.m. Monday, perfect for a celebratory jog.

August 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Only police should carry guns in Manteca municipal parks

Manteca city staff is so concerned about the safety of part-time people they employ to lock park restrooms in the evening that they'd like ...

August 16, 2015 | | Local Columns

Drought rules drop home values so much they’re up 3%

Property values, we were told, were going to plummet in Manteca due to the city's stepped up water conservation rules that most residents are ...

August 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

‘Don’t go around with a chip on your shoulder’

Edna Towle by all standards should have been angry at the world.

August 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Dropping the bomb: No reason to apologize

The United States lost 14,000 men in 82 days in the epic battle to take Okinawa. Japan virtually fought to the last man.

August 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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