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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


Turning 56 is a great feeling to be able to enjoy

How does it feel to be older?

March 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘ANYTHING GOES’

Laurence Turner and Jessica Munoz glided across the stage of the Dorothy Mulvihill Theater with the ease and the carefree comfort of seasoned Broadway veterans.

March 30, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Phil Waterford: Doing what he can to write the history of good

The good. The bad. And the ugly.

March 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Give young people a sign of hope by encouraging more human sign jobs

It's tough out there.

March 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


La Estrella, Starbucks & McDonald’s: Manteca’s leading economic indicators

Forget the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ.

March 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The biggest joke in Manteca might just be enforcing the sign ordinance

With all due respect, what is the point of modifying the Manteca municipal sign ordinance when it comes to temporary signs, A-frame signs, flag banner signs, and human signs?

March 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bum, bum bumble bee

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me" – Jeremiah 29:13

March 24, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


The trigger for an economic boom: Lower power via SSJID

A plentiful and stable water supply was responsible for a real and sustained economic boom 100 years ago in Manteca, Ripon and Escalon.

March 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When will council decide it is worth saving Mantecans $480,000 a year?

City of Manteca staff needs to listen to Councilman Vince Hernandez when it comes to alternative energy.

March 22, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CLOCK CUFFS COPS

Tim Kemptner stepped up to the free throw line, eyed the basket, and dribbled the ball.

March 22, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


It’s time for state university leaders to take Reality 101

Want to get all warm and fuzzy about the prospect of voting for a half cent sales tax to support California education?

March 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So just where is the ‘sacrifice’ at the state level?

Gov. Jerry Brown needs all the luck he can get.

March 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Buying into $400B health care plan without funding it

If you signed a contract to buy an $89,000 Cadillac Escalade with no idea of how you were going to pay for it you ...

June 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Car takes out power pole in rural Manteca accident

The driver of a car that crashed in rural South Manteca left a bouquet of red roses on the front seat of the vehicle where ...

June 05, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Firefighters knock down Lathrop market blaze

Multiple calls from citizens late Sunday afternoon brought four engines from the Lathrop-Manteca and Manteca fire departments to the La Reina Supermarket due to fire ...

June 05, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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


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