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Remove the crud and California is still 100% solid gold

Go ahead, trash California.

April 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Charlie: An invisible 19-year-old on Manteca’s streets

It was one of about a dozen phone messages I'll retrieve during the day.

April 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Art critics panned Thomas Kinkade as saccharine artist

Art critics almost to the last person panned the man.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Oil derrick-style cell tower with flag on top gives Manteca something to howl about

Get ready for ugliness to be taken to new heights in Manteca.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less lethal greeting: What happened to a friendly ‘hello’ to greet strangers?

I was walking down Powers Avenue Saturday night.

April 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’ve lost our bearings regarding economic reality

What is wrong with us?

April 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Health survey just what Doctor Obvious ordered

Okay, okay.

April 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About that ‘unelected group of people’ on the Supreme Court

I am not a big fan of a number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the years.

April 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America loves Sierra High grad Lindsey Pavao on ‘The Voice’

America has spoken.

April 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Now is time for the real debate about the need for high speed rail

California high speed rail is primarily about bringing two points together - downtown Los Angeles and downtown San Francisco.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Sierra grad stay alive tonight on ‘The Voice’?

It started with her sharing a bench with clown-mask clad dancers as smoke rolled over the stage.

April 03, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Buy more than you can afford? Uncle Sam will cover the tab

Your word should be good.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of pink slime, lower food costs & longevity

Get ready for higher beef prices and enjoying more fat in your diet if you eat hamburger.

April 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tired? Yes, when it comes to giving away our future

I write best when I am tired. I am really tired tonight. This should have been a heck of a good column…but it isn't. I don't have much to write about. I am tired beyond creativity. Do you ever get that way? Tonight I am at that tiredness that pulls your heart into your stomach and makes you sick to your soul. I am so tired of what is happening to our children…and to our teachers…and to our schools…

March 31, 2012 | By MICK FOUNTS San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


Turning 56 is a great feeling to be able to enjoy

How does it feel to be older?

March 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CHARGING INTO RE-CHARGE WATER?

The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s true. Numbers don’t lie.

My driver's license says I weigh 198 pounds.

August 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


120 Bypass: There aren’t really any ‘accidents’

Driving the Highway 120 Bypass is a thrill a minute.

August 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


49ers odds of winning Super Bowl better than 200-year flood

Senate Bill 5 - Sacramento's knee jerk reaction to the Hurricane Katrina levee disaster in New Orleans - is supposed to save us all from an ...

August 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bumped by a car jogging & not loving it

It is a fair to say the rules are straight-forward: Pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks. Drivers are supposed to stop behind sidewalks ...

August 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In praise of taxes that bite

I was asked shortly after I moved to Manteca in 1991 what was the most unusual difference between living here and in Lincoln in Placer ...

August 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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