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They were everywhere.

December 22, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

To reduce gun deaths take a ‘Q’ from the latest James Bond flick

Twenty six people - mostly kids - were shot to death at Sandy Hook School.

December 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Crime doesn’t pay unless you’re the government

Oakland has $316,000 that the city is not legally entitled to keep.

December 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Turning an offer of oranges into two lemon pies

It was suppose to be a gift of oranges from a backyard tree in Ripon, but it ended up with a lemon pie.

December 20, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Gun control won’t get at the root of the real evil

There are 300 million guns in America.

December 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca doesn’t want to regulate T-shirts & tattoos - not yet at least

One must wonder what Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the gang that started this grand experiment known as the United States of America would think of the government they created today.

December 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

So how can we celebrate Christmas without snow?

How can you possibly celebrate Christmas in California?

December 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Into each life some rain must fall, but there’s always new life in spring

As I look back at the year that is quickly passing, I remember with vivid sharpness the final couplet in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day." It is half of a quatrain I often heard my mom quoting long before I knew the beloved bard's name.

December 16, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

State helps make SJ County haven for criminals & unscrupulous folks

Manteca is receiving $86,250 from Sacramento to fight crime.

December 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Why should schools care more about athletes when it comes to drug use?

Why are high school athletes always placed on a pedestal?

December 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

What do federal stimulus funds & tumbleweeds have in common?

Using federal stimulus funds to energize the economy is a bit like using CPR on an elephant 10 days after it died.

December 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Worried about stalkers? Uncle Sam should top your list of fears

Andrew Bell is an East Union High graduate from a few years back.

December 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Taxpayers and the price tag for personal salvation

Steve Fossett was a successful American businessman and a multi-millionaire. He also was a risk taker.

December 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

It’s a wonderful time to be a California criminal

The California Department of Corrections website calls it a "historic solution" to solving the problem of prisons being revolving doors for low-level criminals. It is also touted as the "cornerstone" of plans to get inmate population to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 13, 2013 as ordered by federal courts.

December 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Artificial or real tree: It’s all about learned behavior

Artificial or real. It's the seasonal version of the plastic or paper question.

December 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Horse whipping Wells Fargo makes Congress nothing but hypocrites

Nothing is more amusing than to see bi-partisan indignation picking the low hanging fruit to make it look as if the government has your best ...

September 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Obamacare doesn’t add up for some

This is not a holier than thou column. I'm not. Nor is this gloating. Healthcare needs in this country - defined by cost and results ...

September 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Little Johnny & the Dysfunctional Family City

Little Johnny is 8 years old.

September 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

The bogeyman & bogeywoman aren’t on boob tube tonight

I don't fear for America.

September 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca’s ‘mega’ future

Manteca's future health - economically and as a community - is becoming more and more reliant not on just the Bay Area/Silicon Valley but also ...

September 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bryan Stow has little memory of that fateful day of March 31, 2011.

September 24, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

They didn’t break Stow’s spirit

Diehard San Francisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow is a funny guy.

September 24, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Ripon nails 6 for illegal fireworks

Since the enactment of the new ordinance, the Ripon Police Department was able to spring into action and issue several citations to those found to ...

September 24, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Lathrop getting into cell towers

The City of Lathrop doesn't like the idea of somebody building a communication tower in their right of way.

September 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns

Del Webb gearing up for car show

It's the 2016 Rods, Roadsters & Cruising Cars car show.

September 24, 2016 | | Local Columns

Absentee landlords & downtown Manteca

For years, Manteca civic leaders have slammed absentee landlords for making it next-to-impossible to get any traction downtown.

September 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Manteca: Has it lost it’s mojo?

Not one, not two, but three Manteca City Council members Tuesday lamented how Tracy - and Lathrop to a lesser degree - was kicking Manteca's proverbial ...

September 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

San Francisco is helping ‘kill’ river salmon

Environmental Defense in February of 2005 noted 85 percent of the 260,000 acre feet of water San Francisco takes from the Tuloumne River watershed ...

September 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

For you, my love

A love lost with the passing of my wife? No way. Mary Lou is still by my side.

September 19, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


The days of Manteca Unified teachers and administrators communicating with parents almost exclusively with notes or flyers has gone the way of the slide rule.

September 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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