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Defiance, faith & sanitizing the 1st Amendment

It is an act of defiance.

September 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown trying to figure how to get more green from state taxpayers

Gov. Jerry Brown says he's trying to figure out a tax proposal that would be palatable for California voters.

September 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wasting Stanislaus water: Down the river it will go and out to sea

"Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting." - Mark Twain

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chronic Manteca critics on the next Dr. Phil show

"I'm Dr. Phil, welcome to our show."

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Green power for Uncle Sam means burning through 536M greenbacks

Uncle Sam is no better than the renegade financial institutions that have earned the scorn of many Americans for their reckless lending practices.

September 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified heading in right direction with trades

Bill Honig, by all accounts including his own, was a brilliant man.

September 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making streets deadlier so illegals can drive

Manteca has a lot of SOBs - scum on bicycles.

September 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who needs $12M more: PG&E or you & your neighbors?

The best government plan to stimulate the economy in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon?

September 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No sweat? You definitely aren’t talking about me

No sweat.

September 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They too will answer the call when needed

Marine Corporal Charles Palmer is one of almost 6,000 men and women who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Infectious laughter & love for his flock

It has long been said that we should value those we meet for they may pass this way only once in our lives. There has been one exception with me in a very special and magnetic person who keeps returning, with a keen perception of his flock, as a Catholic priest.

September 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


We can do our part to reduce terrorist deaths

It's time we did something about urban terrorists.

September 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawmakers push to expand jobs for beer hawkers

The face of unemployment in California apparently are NFL players pulling down six to seven figures and pro team owners who milk the egos of elected leaders for even fatter profits.

September 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9-year-olds can legally walk around Manteca naked

If a 9-year-old boy – or girl for that matter – decides to play soccer at Woodward Park in the buff or walk down Yosemite Avenue naked as a jay bird they would not be breaking any Manteca municipal law.

September 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The speech Obama should give Thursday

President Barack Obama might try the following on Thursday when he delivers his much anticipated jobs speech:

September 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Legislative lushes get free rides via taxpayers

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." - George Orwell in his novel "Animal Farm

June 01, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Manteca kitchen debate: Legion, the city, VFW & $115K

What is the moral or legal dilemma with the Manteca City Council spending $115,000 to install a commercial kitchen in the Moffat Boulevard Community Center that they are leasing long-term to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311?

May 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


To the Class of 2015: It’s all about attitude

Dear graduates:

May 29, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How to build a fire station in SE Manteca now & not later

There is a way Manteca can enhance public safety by building a fifth fire station, reduce response times in medical emergencies, and do so now instead of later.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chickens, private air space & drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Driving folks into hopeless desperation: That’s the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tony & Mrs. K’s café’s food, business start from scratch

The old proverbial breakfast bell is clanging on Thursday morning with doors opening at 8 a.m. with an open house for customers old and new at Tony and Mrs. K's café by a very special woman who has a passion for her customers as well as for her menus. It is a joy to call her my friend.

May 26, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Golden Years are empty Tin Cup Years

Florence dreads the 12th of the month.

May 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scores don’t make a school. Teachers do.

Just how good is your school?

May 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vicious women & beauty pageants

I like looking at women's legs. I'm not being sexist. I'm a guy.

May 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Feeding social media trumps living your life

I confess. I'm a closet taker of selfies.

May 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Graffiti vandals believe they are above the law & Mother Nature

Ron Kammeyer is redefining the word "audacity."

May 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Slow thinking: There will never be an app for that

Slow thinking.

May 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The lessons for Manteca Unified board & Bronson

The self-imposed exit of Alexander Bronson from the Manteca Unified School District board 188 days after his election offers a morality lesson for many people - school district brass, the board, and Bronson himself.

May 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almonds are water misers compared to marijuana

Almonds - we are told by those who want further cutbacks on agricultural water deliveries so urban lawns can stay lush and so they can hose out their garbage cans and hose down their driveways on a weekly basis - are water guzzlers.

May 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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