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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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A way Manteca can step up the pressure on illegal fireworks users

Manteca needs to double down in its battle against the proliferation of illegal fireworks.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


From basement to penthouse

The first time I had jury duty – and the only time that I was ever called back to actually speak before a judge prior to ...

July 28, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca fiddles while abandoned buildings burn

Is Manteca burning?

July 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why downtown Stockton? The $308M question

I am not going to shed a tear when the current San Joaquin County courthouse ceases to function as such at the end of the ...

July 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Just what I don’t need: A closet expert

Sixty-one years and counting I had no idea that there are experts who specialize in advising you about the right way to hang clothes in ...

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vote nears on legislature’s ‘Keep Tesla Afloat Act’

The world is coming to an end if we don't cut greenhouse emissions.

July 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s a little discomfort if you can help?

It was probably the strangest compliment I had ever given anyone.

July 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an ...

July 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


More Manteca teachers join ‘The $100,000 Salary Club’

You heard the mantra. The Manteca Educators Association (MEA) repeatedly hammered the public that they would strike if necessary in order to secure "a livable ...

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s Hat Mansion will be no more

I know that this isn't going to be a popular opinion, and I'm okay with that.

July 21, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Voters didn’t elect consultants to run Manteca

Here's a novel idea.

July 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to protect its $12M Moffat investment

Manteca has spent close to $12 million since 2004 cleaning up Moffat Boulevard as well as pumping new life into the corridor.

July 20, 2017 | | Local Columns


Cap-and-trade vote gives new life to California high speed rail

California high speed rail will not die.

July 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Kill interchange at Raymus & 99; slap $5,000 job fee on new homes

The 10-year foot dragging over the major road fee component of the Public Facilities Implementation Fee (PFIP) is becoming a bit overwrought even for City ...

July 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tracy & Lathrop are cleaning Manteca’s clock

So why is Tracy, Stockton, Lathrop cleaning Manteca's clock when it comes to landing distribution jobs?

July 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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