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Pages from FDR’s playbook aren’t working today due to bureaucrats

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." - Excerpt from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inauguration speech in 1933

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Environmentally approved politically correct fairy tale

Back in the late 1880s, a man named Joshua Cowell set out from Nevada to seek his fortune in the Great Central Valley.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judging economy by uppercase & lowercase apples

"Never underestimate Joe Six Pack's need to buy the latest and greatest tech products." - Brian Marshall, an analyst at Gleacher & Co.

August 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail: Fast track to economic ruin

Why are we so patient with the California High Speed Rail Authority?

August 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shooting down Great Wolf over exclusivity throws 500 Mantecans to the proverbial wolf

Unemployment in Manteca is at 14 percent.

August 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep men like Navy SEAL James Parra in your thoughts & your prayers

The death of 22 Navy SEALs in Afghanistan immediately got me to thinking about James Parra.

August 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supervisors worry about ‘my people’ and not SJ County

The Golden Rule - do unto others as you'd have done unto you - is not something that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors bothers to live by.

August 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water everywhere but not a drop of common sense in Washington, DC

Are you ready for today's lesson in Government Spending 101?

August 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is PG&E going retro & getting back to its roots?

Something once unthinkable happened last month.

August 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An argument for legalizing drugs

Allow me to state that I am anti-drug use but I believe we are going about it the wrong way. I believe a pragmatic approach is what is needed.

August 06, 2011 | By MARK LAURORA Manteca resident | Local Columns


Housing’s Poseidon Adventure: There’s got to be a morning after

I'm having my own little Poseidon Adventure.

August 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fourth generation of Van Groningens learning ropes of farming & marketing

RIPON - Lisa Van Groningen just gets to hang out these days at the Ripon Farmers Market.

August 05, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Future generations reaping what McKee helped sow in Lathrop

Steve McKee is long retired from the rough and tumble politics of Lathrop.

August 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for high speed rail to play its ACE

Is high speed rail in its present form worth mortgaging California's future?

August 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to stop destructive turf warfare between the blues & the reds

Turf warfare waged by those sporting blue and red are tearing this country apart.

August 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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ACE Forward deals Manteca a winning hand

The infamous "Train to Nowhere" - the first segment of the California High Speed Rail Authority line to connect Los Angeles with San Francisco - has changed ...

September 07, 2016 | | Local Columns


Proposition 57: Get out of Jail Free measure

There's a measure on the ballot you're going to want to pay extra attention to on Nov. 8.

September 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chicken Little now rules California barnyards

Cows fart. Cows belch.

September 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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