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Doom & gloom slant of economic coverage self-fulfilling prophecy for USA

The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘New’ Library Park helps set up downtown’s game

Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5 a head fish bounty versus $6 billion dam

Could a $5 a head fish bounty program bring a truce to California's water wars?

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca family fun zone must be inclusive, not just for moneyed

It is clear there are a significant number of people out there who would like Manteca to have another public swimming pool.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make those who benefit most from valley air pollution pay for it

The Environmental Protection Agency is absolutely right.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No water, no power = home uninhabitable

Every neighborhood seems to have one. And they're not hard to spot.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Defiance, faith & sanitizing the 1st Amendment

It is an act of defiance.

September 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown trying to figure how to get more green from state taxpayers

Gov. Jerry Brown says he's trying to figure out a tax proposal that would be palatable for California voters.

September 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Wasting Stanislaus water: Down the river it will go and out to sea

"Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting." - Mark Twain

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chronic Manteca critics on the next Dr. Phil show

"I'm Dr. Phil, welcome to our show."

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Green power for Uncle Sam means burning through 536M greenbacks

Uncle Sam is no better than the renegade financial institutions that have earned the scorn of many Americans for their reckless lending practices.

September 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified heading in right direction with trades

Bill Honig, by all accounts including his own, was a brilliant man.

September 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making streets deadlier so illegals can drive

Manteca has a lot of SOBs - scum on bicycles.

September 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who needs $12M more: PG&E or you & your neighbors?

The best government plan to stimulate the economy in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon?

September 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No sweat? You definitely aren’t talking about me

No sweat.

September 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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2.5 CRASHES A DAY

Vehicle accidents - by far the most likely way a Manteca resident will get injured or suffer significant financial losses - were up 7.26 percent on ...

August 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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