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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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When things were different in Manteca

Sometimes it's easy to get swept up in the nuances of modern life.

April 14, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Brown knows how to play the ACE card

Jerry Brown is shrewd.

April 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tango lessons for the city & downtown

It takes two to tango. The same is true when it comes to picking up the pace in downtown Manteca. And it requires the private ...

April 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water allocation decree signals scorched earth fish strategy

Our faucets are at the mercy of bureaucrats beholden to a New California Order where fish trump people.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do-gooder hurts homeless effort

Mike Kelly works hard at his job.

April 07, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Pavlov’s dogs, Manteca City Council & hiring consultants

It takes people making $260,000 in taxable purchases within Manteca's city limits to raise $13,000 via the half cent public safety tax.

April 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the I-580 parking lot

Interstate 580 across the Altamont Pass is the canary in the mine.

April 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I have yet to come across a bear texting

Now I've seen everything.

April 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taxpayers in Manteca find out council talk isn’t cheap

It's a great talk.

April 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop targets illegal fireworks

Those who use illegal fireworks in Lathrop will no longer have the advantage when it comes to ducking citations from police and fire personnel that ...

April 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


ANSWERING THE CALL

It was a spirited First Responders' Day Saturday in Ripon with a crowd of some 300 community members gathering at the Ripon Consolidated Fire Station ...

April 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


29 SEEK 15 POSITIONS

A record 29 people want to play a role in helping shape Manteca's blueprint for growth through 2040 when the city is projected to ...

April 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


108 Sycamore & what ails downtown

Want to know what is stopping Manteca from getting the downtown everyone says they want?

April 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


At age 61: I’m gonna live until I die

I'm gonna live till I die! I'm gonna laugh 'stead of cry,

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Commitment to exodus? Sounds about right

A few months ago, I wrote an antagonistic column calling on fans of the Oakland Raiders to do one simple thing if their beloved franchise ...

March 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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