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Is PG&E going retro & getting back to its roots?

Something once unthinkable happened last month.

August 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An argument for legalizing drugs

Allow me to state that I am anti-drug use but I believe we are going about it the wrong way. I believe a pragmatic approach is what is needed.

August 06, 2011 | By MARK LAURORA Manteca resident | Local Columns


Housing’s Poseidon Adventure: There’s got to be a morning after

I'm having my own little Poseidon Adventure.

August 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fourth generation of Van Groningens learning ropes of farming & marketing

RIPON - Lisa Van Groningen just gets to hang out these days at the Ripon Farmers Market.

August 05, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Future generations reaping what McKee helped sow in Lathrop

Steve McKee is long retired from the rough and tumble politics of Lathrop.

August 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for high speed rail to play its ACE

Is high speed rail in its present form worth mortgaging California's future?

August 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to stop destructive turf warfare between the blues & the reds

Turf warfare waged by those sporting blue and red are tearing this country apart.

August 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you look down the first base line at the Yankee Stadium replica field at Big League Dreams after

If you look down the first base line at the Yankee Stadium replica field at Big League Dreams after night falls you might be able to catch a glimpse of Manteca's eternal flame.

August 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California could make Mexican drug cartels bolder

The war, as they say, is going badly.

July 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Elmer Harper: A CHP officer who had passion

Elmer Harper was a man among men who lived his life to make a difference. His passion in life was being an effective lifesaving emergency responder.

July 31, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


3Rs help with handling your conflicts

It's difficult to stay calm when a co-worker is peering over your shoulder trying to make sure you complete your assignment accurately, or when a well-meaning family members is watching over your plate to make sure you don't stray from your diet.

July 31, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Costly foreclosure crisis lessons for San Joaquin Valley

There is a reason why five of the top 10 metro areas for foreclosures in the United States are in the Central Valley with four of those in the San Joaquin Valley portion.

July 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernias, butter knives & doing crazy things

A 63-year-old Glendale man takes a butter knife and stabs himself in the stomach in a futile bid to remove a protruding hernia.

July 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pigeon named ‘Buddy’ rules the roost cooing with the cats

As I was checking on the little dog at Manteca's animal shelter Wednesday that was dropped out of a pickup truck window the day before, I discovered a volunteer winged mascot that had joined the devoted family of workers.

July 28, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


SJ Supervisors to 685,306 residents: You don’t matter

Strange things are happening in Stockton.

July 28, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Taking fishing to new heights

"Sitting on the beam of the trestle, just watching the striped bass roll on in" – Not Otis Redding

April 25, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Atherton Drive, not McKinley is better alternative

Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.

April 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California’s coming firestorm

There were 2,843 single family homes destroyed and another 437 apartments lost.

April 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sin taxes deadlier than vices

Death and taxes.

April 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: The next Fresno or San Bruno?

Roads wear out. Bridges fail after a number of years. Sewer lines deteriorate.

April 22, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cigarettes first then soda next

Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.

April 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento decrees there will be a flood

So what's going to be costlier when it comes to your pocketbook - the drought or a hypothetical 200-year flood event?

April 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PEDAL TO THE METTLE

The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.

April 17, 2015 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca’s war on the homeless

So how goes Manteca's war on the homeless?

April 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About those ‘evil’ free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How I learned not to trust tax collectors

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't trust the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Moffat Blvd. monument to moving on

The steel framework of the 3,600-square-foot building going up on Moffat Boulevard is more than just the future home of the Manteca Veterans Center.

April 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Try eating apples grown in Cupertino

Salinity levels at Vernalis south of Manteca would not be so high if the Hypocrites-by-the Bay in the Green Environmental Perfection movement did their fair share to protect fish.

April 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rewarding state $300M for helping kill 8 people

PG&E is paying $300 million too much for the 2,425 violations of federal and state safety rules in connection with an investigation following the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed more than three dozen homes.

April 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Two angels at Manteca High save life of teen

Amanda Buhay could have died in mid-December in a Manteca High classroom.

April 10, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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