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Facebook stock value part of California budget house of cards

Facebook stock closed at $21.09 a share on Friday.

August 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Inland California’s woes The Neil Diamond factor

The concert that cost taxpayers $1 million to book Neil Diamond to christen the Stockton Arena back in 2006 has been used as a punch line in numerous stories chronicling the city's bankruptcy.

August 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SJ Valley keeps getting the short end of the stick

What did the San Joaquin Valley do wrong?

August 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $300K question: Why do some deer get killed crossing California freeways?

Why are deer getting killed by a car crossing the freeway?

July 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does it hurt giving platelets? A lot less than it does to have cancer

I have never met Joseph Greenwood.

July 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Those in power seek to punish political speech they don’t like

Political correctness is getting a bit dangerous.

July 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The economy: Most of us still have it pretty darn good

Experts say the recession ended nearly three years ago.

July 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Brown Bore is too expensive plus too disruptive to Delta ecology

There is a much less expensive alternative to the Brown Bore - the twin tunnels that the governor wants to drill to allow Sacramento River water for Los Angeles and corporate farmers to bypass the Delta.

July 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The reason you pay more taxes than GE

Let me tell you how it will be

July 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Council’s respect for state constitution has cost city $10M

Does the Manteca City Council ignore the California Constitution?

July 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning Delta into the next victim of LA’s insatiable thirst

Want to see the future?

July 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bay Area tax on miles traveled will place burden on northern SJ Valley

Beware of unintended consequences.

July 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three reasons not to vote for state tax hike this November

Manteca's police and firefighters - just like many other municipal and private sector workers - have gone without a pay raise for three to four years. And in many cases, people have had their pay cut over the past three to four years either through a reduction in what they earned per hour or having hours cut back. Even those paid via set salaries have had their compensation slashed while being expected to work more.

July 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sam: Effective advocate for Ripon business community

RIPON - It's easy to write about someone in business who is always there for you when you call, or go by their office in need of help or direction.

July 20, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Delta protection: A modern day Trojan horse?

They just don't get it.

July 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Lathrop takes look at levee efforts for 200-year protection

Last year the City of Lathrop received the necessary "finding of adequate progress" that will allow them to continue to develop within the 200-year flood ...

June 05, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


½ cent sales tax covers 30 of 108 police, fire positions

A half a cent is making it possible for Manteca to hire 15 police officers and 15 firefighters when the next fiscal year starts in ...

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca may make citizens’ water board permanent

Manteca municipal leaders have declared water conservation is here to stay even with the end of the most recent drought.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Ongoing urban renewal in the 600 and 700 blocks of Grant Avenue and Lincoln Avenue could get a $17 million boost.

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to tweak North Main decision

Sitting in traffic on North Main Street on a weekday afternoon or a late Saturday morning as it struggles to snake through downtown makes you ...

June 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why is it a given state will reopen California 1?

This may sound a tad blasphemous but why reopen Highway 1 through the Big Sur Wilderness where a mudslide earlier this month added 13 acres ...

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City improves Library Park conditions, issues still remain

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for efforts so far at addressing issues at Library Park in downtown Manteca.

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thinking about hitting the river?

School is now out, and the weather is turning warm, and it's only a matter of time before kids start heading out to the ...

June 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Political humor needs to get out of the proverbial gutter

I like a good political joke even if it lampoones a position or politician I support.

June 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca don’t need no stinkin’ Atherton Drive missing link

Debbie Moorhead was adamant at the last Manteca City Council meeting that she wants the infamous missing link on Atherton Drive between Airport Way and ...

May 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to consider small home neighborhood

Someone making $19.25 an hour along with $450 a month in expenses such as auto payment and credit card bills would have a rough ...

May 30, 2017 | | Local Columns


Summer & life’s little pleasures

Summertime and the livin' is easy

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’m proud that Katelyn, Ashley & Rein call me ‘Papa’

I've been called many things over the years. More than a few of the words used wouldn't be fit for what a once ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A heroin haven or lifesaving longue?

Drugs are a problem in our community.

May 26, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Has Manteca’s homeless problem really gotten worse?

The homeless problem has gotten worse in Manteca.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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