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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


Time to pull plug on Lathrop-Manteca Fire District?

It's time to lay all of the cards on the table.

July 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Want some reading that will curl your hair?

July 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My goal must be to keep nurseries in the money

I've got a problem. Strike that. I have a serious addiction.

July 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How BLD got Manteca into the ball game

It's more than simply six softball fields, an indoor soccer arena, and a pair of restaurants.

July 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Slumlord may come to your neighborhood

Brace yourself. Uncle Sam, the country's biggest slumlord, may soon be coming to your neighborhood.

July 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Summer respite along Stanislaus

RIPON – Daniel Perrioni stood on the bank of the Stanislaus River and dipped his toes into the cold, fast-moving water below.

July 22, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Yosemite tragedy underscores the power of nature

I fell in love one glorious April day on the Mist Trail.

July 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Personal videos can enhance Manteca Police transparency

The gang-related stabbings that occurred in the parking lot outside of Big League Dreams after the Fourth of July aerial fireworks involved just a few individuals.

July 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Courts: We need reform, not just slice & dice

The economy is producing a bumper crop of lemons yet the government isn't making lemonade.

July 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Bike Hut: An oasis for cyclists

You never know what you'll find in the middle nowhere.

July 20, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Does new law elevate sexuality in our schools?

Was Aristotle gay? And what about speculation that Leonardo DiVinci was also gay?

July 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ultimate in distracted driving sins

A small but growing number of motorists seem unable to comprehend what an emergency vehicle - especially a fire engine - coming at them on a road with lights flashing and sirens wailing means.

July 18, 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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