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Guns, crime, fear, & the ineffective SJ County juvenile justice system

I do not own a gun.

April 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remove the crud and California is still 100% solid gold

Go ahead, trash California.

April 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Charlie: An invisible 19-year-old on Manteca’s streets

It was one of about a dozen phone messages I'll retrieve during the day.

April 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Art critics panned Thomas Kinkade as saccharine artist

Art critics almost to the last person panned the man.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Oil derrick-style cell tower with flag on top gives Manteca something to howl about

Get ready for ugliness to be taken to new heights in Manteca.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less lethal greeting: What happened to a friendly ‘hello’ to greet strangers?

I was walking down Powers Avenue Saturday night.

April 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’ve lost our bearings regarding economic reality

What is wrong with us?

April 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Health survey just what Doctor Obvious ordered

Okay, okay.

April 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About that ‘unelected group of people’ on the Supreme Court

I am not a big fan of a number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the years.

April 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America loves Sierra High grad Lindsey Pavao on ‘The Voice’

America has spoken.

April 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Now is time for the real debate about the need for high speed rail

California high speed rail is primarily about bringing two points together - downtown Los Angeles and downtown San Francisco.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Sierra grad stay alive tonight on ‘The Voice’?

It started with her sharing a bench with clown-mask clad dancers as smoke rolled over the stage.

April 03, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Buy more than you can afford? Uncle Sam will cover the tab

Your word should be good.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of pink slime, lower food costs & longevity

Get ready for higher beef prices and enjoying more fat in your diet if you eat hamburger.

April 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tired? Yes, when it comes to giving away our future

I write best when I am tired. I am really tired tonight. This should have been a heck of a good column…but it isn't. I don't have much to write about. I am tired beyond creativity. Do you ever get that way? Tonight I am at that tiredness that pulls your heart into your stomach and makes you sick to your soul. I am so tired of what is happening to our children…and to our teachers…and to our schools…

March 31, 2012 | By MICK FOUNTS San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


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Cashless society aiming to make you pay for it

I do not have a PayPal account.

January 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mayor DeBrum, Manteca, & the five ‘P’ words

Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum wanted everything to go right.

January 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca can chip away at bad streets

Manteca is in a state of deterioration.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing has helped lengthen your expectancy

I'm happy. I can now flush my toilet.

January 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who will win the battle for Manteca USD classrooms?

The battle for the classroom is about to begin.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rina’s Run in Ripon taking off on May 13

Rina's Run benefiting the completion of the Ripon High stadium is set for May 13 starting from the Ripon High School track.

January 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon man overcame handicap that started with mosquito bite

Jeffrey Kincaid – now 63 years old – has made his family proud with his spirit and tenacity that went against all odds in the life of ...

January 23, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Council deciding on how they will fill vacant seat

It has been nearly a month since newly-elected councilman Ruben Sandoval passed away unexpectedly just two days after he took the oath of office.

January 23, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


More business park space in works for Spreckels Park

A 21,450-square-foot building is being proposed for one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels in Spreckels Park.

January 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


REPEATING LOUISE MISH MASH

Manteca's mish mash approach to major arterials continues unabated.

January 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You might want to buckle your seat belt

It doesn't take an economic genius to understand what will happen next in Manteca.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Highway 49’s bridge over troubled waters

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon doing indoor soccer better than Manteca?

Big League Dreams won't be the only show in town anymore when it comes to providing a quality indoor soccer facility.

January 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Manteca Council Twilight Zone & building the 5th fire station

Every Manteca City Council candidate says it: Public safety is priority one.

January 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Trump yank high speed funds?

Hanford is a true San Joaquin Valley city.

January 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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