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Want to stop the spread of ‘crack’? Then legalize it

Legalize "crack".

June 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bigger impact on environment? Lowe’s or high speed rail?

Lowe's spent close to $400,000 and two years on environmental studies to gain approval to build a 140,000-square-foot store on the northeast corner of the 120 Bypass and Airport Way in Manteca.

June 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $290,000 annual public educator pension

How do you get a $290,000 a year pension?

June 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking a stand for religious liberty

Last Thursday evening, I found myself at Los Angeles' Academy of Motion Picture and Arts on Wilshire Boulevard. There, a battle-front of cameras fired volley after volley at the prestigious actors and actresses about to enter the premiere screening of their soon-to-be famous movie. I had already seen the epic historical drama at a publicity preview in Modesto. But this would be different. Seated among benefactors, nuns and missionaries, priests and a few bishops, I took in, tearfully and with tremendous gratitude, the story once again. The film: "For Greater Glory". The topic: the Mexican Catholic resistance, first peaceful, then ...

June 02, 2012 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


DA’s slow-mo investigation in police shooting erodes public trust

It seems simple and straightforward.

June 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Give me a Big Gulp or give me death

Who ever thought drinking a 32-ounce Big Gulp could one day constitute an act of civil disobedience?

May 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about getting SACLIES on your personalized plate?

Keep Lake Tahoe Blue.

May 31, 2012 | | Local Columns


Yes, even buying Facebook stock is not without risk

Facebook stock has dropped 24 percent since the company went public on May 18.

May 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: The Land of Death by Ma Nature?

Sawyer – our granddaughter's boyfriend who heralds from North Dakota – has a friend who wants to visit him but is leery to do so.

May 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


7,000 crosses: The reason we are free today

The sound of freedom was loud and clear Sunday at Woodward Park.

May 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to milk our advantages to generate jobs

Facebook - the hottest company du jour - has 1,300 employees.

May 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To the Class of 2012: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chipolte, Facebook billionaires, illegals & immigration policy

Eduardo Saverin is the son of a Brazilian millionaire.

May 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Democrats' war on money

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., came across as a moderate, sensible Democrat when he said on "Meet the Press" Sunday that negative political ads are "nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright."

May 23, 2012 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Local Columns


Let’s all slap on bumper stickers reading ‘I brake for pedestrians’

Everyone loves an underdog - unless it's a pedestrian.

May 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Yes, we are the land of fruits & nuts

It's the same old slam.

April 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


For whom the smartphone ring bell tolls

There are times I miss Ma Bell. For those of you under 40, that is the affectionate name that some folks had for what today ...

April 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When things were different in Manteca

Sometimes it's easy to get swept up in the nuances of modern life.

April 14, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Brown knows how to play the ACE card

Jerry Brown is shrewd.

April 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tango lessons for the city & downtown

It takes two to tango. The same is true when it comes to picking up the pace in downtown Manteca. And it requires the private ...

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water allocation decree signals scorched earth fish strategy

Our faucets are at the mercy of bureaucrats beholden to a New California Order where fish trump people.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do-gooder hurts homeless effort

Mike Kelly works hard at his job.

April 07, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Pavlov’s dogs, Manteca City Council & hiring consultants

It takes people making $260,000 in taxable purchases within Manteca's city limits to raise $13,000 via the half cent public safety tax.

April 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the I-580 parking lot

Interstate 580 across the Altamont Pass is the canary in the mine.

April 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I have yet to come across a bear texting

Now I've seen everything.

April 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taxpayers in Manteca find out council talk isn’t cheap

It's a great talk.

April 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop targets illegal fireworks

Those who use illegal fireworks in Lathrop will no longer have the advantage when it comes to ducking citations from police and fire personnel that ...

April 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


ANSWERING THE CALL

It was a spirited First Responders' Day Saturday in Ripon with a crowd of some 300 community members gathering at the Ripon Consolidated Fire Station ...

April 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


29 SEEK 15 POSITIONS

A record 29 people want to play a role in helping shape Manteca's blueprint for growth through 2040 when the city is projected to ...

April 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


108 Sycamore & what ails downtown

Want to know what is stopping Manteca from getting the downtown everyone says they want?

April 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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