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Once upon a time when princess phones were extravagant

Ma Bell is probably having a good laugh right about now.

October 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ is promising but pitfalls exist with competition

The next big thing is already here - families traveling to youth sports events.

September 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Much ado about nothing in Lathrop council campaign?

LATHROP – Its election season in Lathrop again.

September 28, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Despite Greek chorus Manteca has never flirted with bankruptcy

Manteca has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy three to four times in the past 40 years.

September 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking spaces are not the problem for downtown Manteca

Common sense is dead.

September 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Slam Stockton on subjective quality of life lists but don’t poke fun at its bankruptcy

Geez, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

September 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone & not just 53% if us pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes Mom & Pops to mat, gives mega firms pass on sign rules

Enforcement of municipal rules governing property - we are told - is complaint driven.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Election countdown: Get ready for run on guns at Bass Pro

You might want to do your gun shopping at Bass Pro Shops now to avoid the rush should President Barack Obama get re-elected in November.

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposed sign rule may put at least 24 people out of work

Chris Kroshus doesn't want to be a burden on anyone - including the system.

September 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The loss of local jobs hits SJ Valley meth industry

It's the same old story.

September 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Turning librarians into conveyers of pseudo citizenship

Librarians aren't exactly experts on terror, drug operations, or the nuances of federal law enforcement.

September 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified striving for A+ energy savings

The wave of the future when it comes to local government efficiency is coming to a neighborhood near you.

September 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Why is it a given state will reopen California 1?

This may sound a tad blasphemous but why reopen Highway 1 through the Big Sur Wilderness where a mudslide earlier this month added 13 acres ...

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City improves Library Park conditions, issues still remain

LAUREL TO THE CITY OF MANTECA for efforts so far at addressing issues at Library Park in downtown Manteca.

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thinking about hitting the river?

School is now out, and the weather is turning warm, and it's only a matter of time before kids start heading out to the ...

June 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Political humor needs to get out of the proverbial gutter

I like a good political joke even if it lampoones a position or politician I support.

June 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca don’t need no stinkin’ Atherton Drive missing link

Debbie Moorhead was adamant at the last Manteca City Council meeting that she wants the infamous missing link on Atherton Drive between Airport Way and ...

May 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to consider small home neighborhood

Someone making $19.25 an hour along with $450 a month in expenses such as auto payment and credit card bills would have a rough ...

May 30, 2017 | | Local Columns


Summer & life’s little pleasures

Summertime and the livin' is easy

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I’m proud that Katelyn, Ashley & Rein call me ‘Papa’

I've been called many things over the years. More than a few of the words used wouldn't be fit for what a once ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A heroin haven or lifesaving longue?

Drugs are a problem in our community.

May 26, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Has Manteca’s homeless problem really gotten worse?

The homeless problem has gotten worse in Manteca.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About that 20 cent refund from Doctors Hospital

There was a day when 20 cents would buy you 20 pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. Today those two same dimes will buy you two ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rice, Barajas leading EU High Class of 2017

It's been a busy year for Emma Rice and Jordan Barajas.

May 22, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Richland bond mess is being cleared up

One of the last major hurdles for development to begin on property that has been snarled in legal battles and lawsuits for almost a decade ...

May 22, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca’s budget up by 11.6%

Manteca's municipal general fund budget has returned to double digit growth for the first time since the boom days at the dawn of the ...

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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