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A bullet train aimed at heart of SJ Valley

A century ago, the tentacles of the old Southern Pacific Railroad – the infamous octopus that strangled the San Joaquin Valley economy – were being pulled back.

January 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Photos don’t build community, trustees do

It was a reasonable concern.

January 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He’s definitely no longer Gov. Moonbeam

Jerry Brown.

January 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Perhaps EPA will try to invade Mexico next

The Environmental Perfection Agency is finally having its wings clipped.

January 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SLICE OF SUCCESS

Arturo Cardenas swivels in his seat, peaking over the partition to spy the first wave trickling in.

January 20, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Uncle Sam is tough with dopers but not with those who steal billions

I confess.

January 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HE’S KAEPERNICKING

I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago.

January 19, 2013 | By DALE BUTLER The Bulletin | Local Columns


Ripon High rolling out Winterfest

We are all familiar with Homecoming, the longstanding tradition at every high school that allows for a week of dress up and a taste of being among the local royalty.

January 19, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns


675,000 reasons why flu vaccines are nothing you should sneeze at

So how good do we have it today?

January 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Despair & confusion hound Sleepy Hollow residents

Startled, the dog tore down the driveway and around the corner, ignoring his owner's commands.

January 18, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca’s fatal school shooting & the gun debate

A gunman enters an elementary school.

January 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Those on Moffat have fallen off the fiscal cliff

Down along Moffat Boulevard there are those who don't live the way most Californians do. They don't live in McMansions. They don't live in modest, traditional single-family homes. They don't live in apartments.

January 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Taking things for free that aren’t is still stealing even if it is the Internet

Information on the Internet should be free.

January 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legal beagles will rejoice if they can sue for emotional loss for pet owners

How much is that doggie in the window?

January 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


RILEY IS ALL SMILES

Riley Simmons - the Colony Oak Elementary School fourth grader waging a battle with brain cancer - was all smiles.

January 14, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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More rooftops & paving means more flooding

No sooner had Coyote Creek overflowed in San Jose on Monday forcing 225 residents to flee knee deep water that the buzz started about how ...

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We are turning smartphones into dumbphones

Smartphones are getting less and less expensive.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The problem with California conceit

How high's the water, mama?

February 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fears mislead us to focus on burglaries

If you have a home security system you are likely spending $360 a year or so to guard against financial loss.

February 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


55th annual Grange Breakfast Saturday

The 55th annual Ripon Grange Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 10 a.m., at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona ...

February 20, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon reduces water use 33% during 2016

More rain may be in the forecast but water conservation efforts are still in effect.

February 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tree crushes pickup truck & workshop

What are friends for? They can ease a heavy burden that crushed and crumpled to the ground destroying valuable properties.

February 20, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


ALMONDS TAKE SHELLING

Richard Phillips has lost nearly a hundred blooming almond trees just in the last three days. He is hoping that today and the rest of ...

February 20, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


WILL DON PEDRO SPILL?

The big test is coming.

February 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Levee upgrades need to go forward first

California as a civilized state is a fluke.

February 18, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting Lathrop Road onto the right path

Lathrop Road is a mess and is likely to get a loss worse.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Greed: Is it factor for river flows?

Is it all a cash grab gone terribly wrong?

February 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


UC’s problem isn’t its police force as much as its culture

Pity a University of California peace officer, especially those assigned to double-standard campuses such as Berkeley and Davis where unrestrained free speech is reserved for ...

February 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California's future?

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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