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Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 3, 2012

November 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Donner Party would have tough time understanding our fears today

The Donner Party came to California 170 years ago.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Miracle on Moffat Boulevard

Moffat Boulevard 20 years ago was what might politely be called a pigsty.

November 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will the real Donald Trump please stand up?

Politicians usually try to look like they're keeping their campaign promises, at least until they get sworn in. Only then do they start mumbling about changed circumstances and the difficulty of dealing with Congress (even if their party controls Congress, as Donald Trump's does).

November 23, 2016 | | Local Columns


About that ‘vile’ place we call Manteca

If you go to certain select websites that hammer away incessantly over hot topic issues such as the homeless in order to draw clicks for page views so they can pocket money from advertisers, you will read how Manteca is one of the cruelest communities on the face of earth.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Masseuse charged with sexual assault against a woman

A Manteca woman in her mid-50s claimed she was sexually assaulted Friday evening at the Angels massage parlor in the 1100 block of East Yosemite Avenue by a male masseuse. The parlor is located in a strip of shops on the south side of Yosemite Avenue facing north.

November 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Collection blitz yields 559 turkeys

The 375-year-old American tradition of sharing the bounty of the harvest is being kept alive in Manteca.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HARD WORK PAYS OFF

Melvin Kauffman goes to work four days a week at Delta A/C Supply in Lathrop. His day-to-day routine is mostly desk work such as opening the mail. And once in a while, he gets his truck loaded up with products ordered by customers and delivers them to the construction site.

November 21, 2016 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


First class of at-risk teens set for academy

There's a new lesson plan for underachieving at-risk 16 to 18 year olds.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9 vying for 2017 Almond Blossom title

Candidates for the upcoming 2017 Almond Blossom Queen Contest gathered Saturday morning to hear what is going to be expected of them prior and during the three day festival on the last weekend of February.

November 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The 900-pound gorilla imperiling Manteca City Council members

The Manteca City Council election is almost over.

November 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Never talk politics when you’re getting your hair cut

These are dangerous times we are living in.

November 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Attention Millenials: Deal with it

I saw a meme on Facebook last week that showed a bunch of twentysomethings blocking a freeway with the caption "this is what happens when you give kids trophies for losing."

November 17, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Just how ‘healthy’ is state’s rainy day fund?

Say what you want about Jerry Brown - and there's a lot to say about his one track mind on high speed rail as well as his Twin Tunnel religion - but the governor has nailed it again when it comes to prudent budgeting.

November 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California: A real true purple state

My infatuation with California is barely eclipsed by my love of the United States of America.

November 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Making city more responsive to Mantecans

Is there a new dawn in Manteca?

February 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free tuition isn’t enough. They want free living as well.

Free tuition - as some struggling students pointed out to the Associated Press this week - doesn't mean free college.

February 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1,443 days left & we’ve stopped communicating

George Buljan was the City of Roseville mayor in the 1980s.

February 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s monument to drug use

Want to see how drug use can destroy a neighborhood?

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento discouraging significant water conservation

Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That's enough water based ...

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s never too late to go after your dream

In a way, Jim Anderson has already accomplished nearly everything one could ask for.

February 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


What happens if Manteca Unified goes nuclear?

How advantageous is it for the Building Industry Association of the Delta headed by Jon Beckman who once served as a councilman in the fairly ...

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Archie Bunker is alive & well at UC Berkeley

Some 53 years later it is apparent the Free Speech Movement spawned at the University of California at Berkeley comes with a big asterisk - * as ...

February 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My 7th grade teacher: Don’t vote for Nixon

"Tell your parents they shouldn't vote for Nixon-Agnew."

January 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Starbucks goes Grande on principle

Starbucks apparently has two types of corporate citizenship - conscience and de-conscience.

January 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Diapers, ‘flushable’ wipes create havoc with Ripon sewer

So-called "flushable" wipes and diapers are creating havoc with Ripon's wastewater treatment plant by plugging up the system.

January 30, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop used 22% less than during 2013

Residents of Lathrop used slightly more water in 2016 than they did the year before, increasing consumption less than one percent over the previous year ...

January 30, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


120 BYPASS SOLUTION

Manteca - working in concert with surrounding communities as it has done three times before - has help set in motion a critical upgrade for Highway 120.

January 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca museum turning 25

The Manteca Museum marks its 25th year this July.

January 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From Beowulf to Mary Tyler Moore Show

Elevating the Mary Tyler Moore show to the cultural status of Beowulf - the oldest surviving long poem in Old English - is a bit disconcerting.

January 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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