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PC militants silence speech they don’t like

Cursed are those who don't worship the beliefs of the Gods of Political Correctness.

December 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam is Sybil when it comes to candy & soda

The Sugar Plum Fairy has a friend in Washington, D.C.

December 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thanksgiving: What we take for granted

Father Joe is among those who understand the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Father Joe was a priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church just three doors down from my boyhood home in Lincoln, Placer County. The original implication of Thanksgiving for having the freedom to worship as freemen in a land of plenty was never lost on Father Joe.

November 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real turkey made better by farmers

Ever see a turkey in the wild in the Sierra foothills?

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


People’s lives do matter In Manteca

It was the bridge to nowhere.

November 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Phone firms ringing up the charges

What is the price for privacy?

November 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is defecating wherever you want protected by constitution?

There is a misconception out there.

November 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making our bodies weaker fighting germs

Death or at least a debilitating illness apparently is just a shopping trip to the store away.

November 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Senior center? Try Grown-up Center instead

In less than five months I'll be 60.

November 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The tide has turned

There was a time when this couple of weeks was a very happy time for me. Not so much anymore. But even at that, I am much better off than a good part of this world.

November 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


University of China at Los Angeles

You pay your State of California taxes.

November 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is porn still porn or do smartphones make difference?

Sexting is the new flirting.

November 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fear the new free speech* movement

Racial insensitivity is not good.

November 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s right & then there’s dead right

Moffat Boulevard is not inherently unsafe.

November 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Time to elect our president as if it were 21st century

It is absurd how we elect the President of the United States.

January 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Code enforcement Del Webb style: Is it what city needs?

Del Webb gets it.

January 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Semi’ gated community

Shadowbrook - the largest new neighborhood ever to be built east of Highway 99 - will have a neighborhood park that everyone in Manteca can access.

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developer fees help expand MHS campus

New home buyers in 2014-15 helped the Manteca Unified School District purchase a small parcel at 419 Moffat Boulevard for the future expansion of the ...

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon reduces water use 32% in December

The water conservation efforts for the City of Ripon experienced a slight dip from the previous month.

January 20, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Candidate wants career helping others

Michelle Pappas wants to work as a psychologist helping young adults.

January 20, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Be careful what you pray for when it comes to rain

Been enjoying the pitter patter of rain drops on your roof?

January 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon High grad earns promotion to sergeant

Tim Kahl, formerly of Ripon, was promoted to the rank of sergeant recently with the Chula Vista Police Department in Southern California located near San ...

January 19, 2016 | | Local Columns


The Delta Smelt more important than SJ Valley

The devastating California drought officially ended Friday for a handful of federal bureaucrats and the Delta Smelt.

January 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


STAR SPANGLED BANNER

There are a few things on my athletic calendar that I look forward to every year. One of those is the Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling ...

January 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Will the city do anything about Cottage?

Take a drive down Cottage Avenue any afternoon.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


595 Manteca water violations

Those who decided to defy water use restrictions imposed in Manteca in response to a statewide drought emergency are paying a big price.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders eager to start 194 new homes

Two builders are eager to take advantage of the booming Manteca new home market.

January 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Queen hopeful seeks career in ag education

Megan Harlan is aiming for a career teaching agriculture.

January 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


U-Haul leads to suspects

A U-Haul moving truck, reportedly used in two Lathrop burglaries and others in Manteca and Modesto, was located in the 200 block of Wawona Street ...

January 17, 2016 | | Local Columns


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