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Leave it to a woman to push your limits

I still remember the day 14 years ago when instructor Susan Stricker walked over to me in the middle of a group exercise class at In Shape.

March 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Left behind

Karen and I have joined a Christian Bible Study group that is studying the book called 'Left Behind' written by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. It's quite a story about the Earth's Last Days. It does give us a whole new way to look at what s going to happen when Jesus comes back and gets us. Wow!

March 08, 2009 | Sid Reams Local columnist | Local Columns


Only healthier economic lifestyle will put an end to Greedcession

Gasoline per gallon at the Chevron I go to is down to two shares of Citibank stock plus a half a share of GM stock.

March 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reform health care with an ounce of prevention

One of my earliest memories is repeatedly running into things as a kid.

March 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Party animals obviously despise middle ground

I had penned a column rallying against a proposal by key Democrats to undo Proposition 13.

March 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Defining you life by a computer doesn’t compute

Do you really need a phone that has an application that turns it into a level to hang a photo?

March 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A proud family tradition – serving America

Thursday I got to do something with my son, Johnny, that he and I have been talking about for years. I got to go to the Sacramento Enlistment Service desk and be a part of Johnny's induction into the U.S. Army.

March 01, 2009 | Sid Reams Local columnist | Local Columns


Betting America’s wealth, future on irresponsible borrowers

Last April a Manteca woman in her 40s was able to stop the foreclosure process on her rural Airport Way home. She did it by working odds jobs and relying on the generosity of others who gave her items to have yard sale after yard sale.

February 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legalize marijuana? Ammiano might be on to something

Tom Ammiano is pushing a bill in the Assembly to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.

February 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother Nature’s sweet intoxicating perfume: Almond blossoms

The air Wednesday morning carried nature's perfume – the scent of blooming almonds – on a gentle breeze.

February 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I guess I’m lucky that I liked the yard

I am either completely crazy or crazy like a fox.

February 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Waste water & squander our economic wealth

My first ride in a helicopter was terrifying.

February 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Subsidizing Irresponsible Buying Decisions Act of 2009

Want a real story of hope?

February 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A morally corrupt plan: $5,000 bonus for paying on time

Did you refrain from buying more house than you could afford?

February 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca leaders ready to launch first volley in protectionism war

Manteca is getting ready to wade into the cesspool known as protectionism.

February 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Did Mr. Gun Control broker a terrorist deal for rocket launcher?

Where's the best little whorehouse in California?

March 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Going soft on vicious dogs in Arizona

There were perhaps two dozen Dalmatians barking in the various pens when I made the second of three trips to the Save a Spot rescue in rural Turlock.

March 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From elegant edibles to spring fashion & tea

The Manteca Sororptimist Spring Tea & Fashion Show is Saturday, March 29, at noon at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tea is served at 1 p.m. with a three-course luncheon. Models from age 15 to over 60 will show off fashions from Maurices and the Dress Barn. Tickets are $25. They are available at Tipton's in downtown Manteca or from Soropotimist members.

March 27, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Debate over city carriages lack a lot of horse sense

Ever walk down a city street and come across the "emissions" from a horse?

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hobby Lobby family owners battle for their civil conscience

Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council learns a lesson from rep of the ‘cold-hearted snake’

The time has come to stop treating home builders as if they are the most essential part of Manteca's economy.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Song in my heart: I Got 5 on Jesus

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." – 1 Tim. 2:1

March 21, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Pensions & driving spike into the public

Justice and the law are not interchangeable.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shrimp feed & fish fry to Civil War re-enactment

Manteca's Every 15 Minutes Program's 6th annual Shrimp Feed will take place on Saturday, March 22, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant Street in Manteca. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., while an all-you-can-eat-shrimp dinner with pasta, salad and dessert will be served at 6:30 followed by a raffle at 8 and DJ playing until midnight. Don't worry about driving home though, a safe and sober ride home will be available. Tickets are $35 each. For more info about the event go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/12758/

March 20, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Take me out of the ball game, please

"You throw like a girl."

March 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reacting to the shakes in California no laughing matter

Freaking funny.

March 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Barely making it: Manteca’s working poor

"Tony" - not his real name - likes his bosses and his jobs. He doesn't want his name used because he doesn't want to sound like he's complaining. He says he knows he has it better than a lot of people but still he's frustrated. Plus he's also not too sure if it is a good thing that employers know that he's actively looking for another job.

March 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freethinkers, Christians, atheists & civil discourse

Civil discourse – an American tradition that seems to have suffered as society has become more impersonal – is back. Well, kind of back.

March 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for everyone to celebrate everything Irish

Crab feeds are almost over; it's time to get your grub on with corned beef and cabbage! The Manteca Council #88 Young Men Institute is hosting a corned beef and cabbage dinner at the St. Anthonys Cafeteria today. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children, and you don't have to buy a ticket – simply pay at the door. Takeout dinner is available from 4:30 p.m., sit-down dinner is at 5.

March 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capital of the Silicon Valley.

March 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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