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Bah, humbug! Old Scrooge a job creator & Cratchit a leech?

First they turn Santa into an out-of-control eater that's doubled down as a couch potato gorging himself on cookies.

December 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Piling on Santa: Healthy PC nuts vilify the big guy as a ‘role model’

Steve K. Galson is the type of guy who'd leave Santa carrot juice and tofu strips.

December 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam wants $50 a week from homeowners

Back when I was still driving a 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer I was irked one year to discover my DMV renewal said I had to have a more expensive smog check done.

December 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The charm of South Stockton is killing the SJ County Fair

There's no nice way to say this.

December 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stay tuned for the next episode of ‘Comcast in the Crazy City’

Manteca's city leaders have 642,000 reasons why they want to keep Comcast customers happy.

December 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Card swiping & electronic consumer DNA

I spend anywhere from $80 to $120 a week at Target now that I do a good chunk of my grocery shopping there.

December 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High court triggers big crime wave

Car stolen? You might be able to thank Justice Anthony Kennedy.

December 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The never-ending debate over shortcuts

Take the freeway – we'll get there faster."

December 17, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Delivery drones: Get ready for high tech locust

The time may come when we refer to the good old days as when leaf blowers and cranked up music at parties along with buzzing flies were the most annoying sounds in our neighborhoods.

December 11, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail business plan: Hell or high water

HANFORD - Dairy farmers in these parts – and the rest of California for that matter – do not operate in a fantasy world.

December 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


OLD GEEZERS

John Perez Sr. pulled into the stadium parking lot nearly three hours before kickoff and was still tardy to the tailgate party.

December 10, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Flush the water tank art idea down the toilet

The nice thing about the 3.7 million water tank going up on Atherton Drive is that you won't see much of it.

December 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


By far the best fall I’ve ever taken

"Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more." - from Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon"

December 07, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Need a lawyer to strike it rich? Call LUV-2SUE

Editor's note: This column first ran on May 12, 1997

December 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The sagging economy & sagging pants

Editor's note: This column first appeared on Oct. 14, 2003.

December 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Debate over city carriages lack a lot of horse sense

Ever walk down a city street and come across the "emissions" from a horse?

March 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hobby Lobby family owners battle for their civil conscience

Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays.

March 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca council learns a lesson from rep of the ‘cold-hearted snake’

The time has come to stop treating home builders as if they are the most essential part of Manteca's economy.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Song in my heart: I Got 5 on Jesus

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." – 1 Tim. 2:1

March 21, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Pensions & driving spike into the public

Justice and the law are not interchangeable.

March 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shrimp feed & fish fry to Civil War re-enactment

Manteca's Every 15 Minutes Program's 6th annual Shrimp Feed will take place on Saturday, March 22, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant Street in Manteca. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., while an all-you-can-eat-shrimp dinner with pasta, salad and dessert will be served at 6:30 followed by a raffle at 8 and DJ playing until midnight. Don't worry about driving home though, a safe and sober ride home will be available. Tickets are $35 each. For more info about the event go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/12758/

March 20, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Take me out of the ball game, please

"You throw like a girl."

March 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reacting to the shakes in California no laughing matter

Freaking funny.

March 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Barely making it: Manteca’s working poor

"Tony" - not his real name - likes his bosses and his jobs. He doesn't want his name used because he doesn't want to sound like he's complaining. He says he knows he has it better than a lot of people but still he's frustrated. Plus he's also not too sure if it is a good thing that employers know that he's actively looking for another job.

March 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Freethinkers, Christians, atheists & civil discourse

Civil discourse – an American tradition that seems to have suffered as society has become more impersonal – is back. Well, kind of back.

March 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for everyone to celebrate everything Irish

Crab feeds are almost over; it's time to get your grub on with corned beef and cabbage! The Manteca Council #88 Young Men Institute is hosting a corned beef and cabbage dinner at the St. Anthonys Cafeteria today. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children, and you don't have to buy a ticket – simply pay at the door. Takeout dinner is available from 4:30 p.m., sit-down dinner is at 5.

March 12, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


San Jose: California’s city in a world class of its own

Twenty miles from the heart of San Jose you will find two things that contrast sharply with its image as the Capital of the Silicon Valley.

March 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Restore fish habitat on the LA River

Cold water salmon and the Delta smelt.

March 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Darwinism & Manteca’s dining options

Willie Weatherford is not the Great Wizard of Restaurants.

March 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Being in God’s presence isn’t complicated

Have you ever sat down to spend time with God and found yourself struggling because you don't feel "spiritual" enough? Your mind is cluttered. The external noises around you are distracting. You make every effort to sound sincere in your prayers, yet your feelings don't line up. And soon, your thoughts drift to wondering how you will ever be able to sense His presence.

March 07, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


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