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They have the worst handicap of all — no heart

The late model blue Toyota Camry flipped a semi U-turn to take the parking space near the front of the Main Street SaveMart in Manteca.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified Future Ed: Where learning has a purpose

Jason Messer was clear on one point.

October 01, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared in September 2011.

September 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flushing our future, water & money down the drain

California's ultimate water war will start in your bathroom.

September 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The priest who proved there’s life after priesthood

Is there life after active priesthood ministry?

September 25, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


We’re holding ACE in drive for SJ Valley employment

The real game changer for the economically challenged in the San Joaquin Valley won't by California High Speed Rail. It'll be well-run traditional rail modeled after the Altamont Corridor Express service.

September 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congress doing what snow, rain & gloom of ight can’t do

Waiting for the postman back in the politically incorrect time of my youth was magic.

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California takes from the poor to help wealthy Telsa drivers

Struggling to make your car payment?

September 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why we need to expand the Stockton landfill

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hear a lot of reasons on Tuesday why expanding the for-profit landfill on Austin Road is a bad idea.

September 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


State may ‘profit’ $300M from eight San Bruno pipeline explosion deaths

PG&E isn't without sin when it comes to not following the rules.

September 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sleep on this: Another government fee penalizing the innocent among us

Oakland has a problem.

September 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


George Orwell would of loved driverless cars

I'm not exactly a Luddite.

September 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Want to spend like a Powerball winner? Then go to the movies

I took the grandkids to the movies Saturday.

September 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The global war that doesn’t grab headlines

There is a global war going on.

September 14, 2013 | | Local Columns


The Winchester Mystery House on Arch Road

The Winchester Mystery House is much more apropos to house California's Department of Education rather than the nondescript box marring the Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

September 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Manteca needs to raise taxes this November

The Manteca City Council needs to raise taxes - now.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Waterparks just don’t happen

Debby Moorhead understands how things work.

March 22, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’re paying the price for a free ride on net platforms

The Chicken Littles are squawking like mad demanding that foxes guard the hen house known as Facebook.

March 21, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


He had no issue with pain when he was the killer

Russell Bucklew walked out on Stephanie Ray on Valentine's Day 1996 to go live with his parents.

March 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Informational meeting March 21 on Grand Jury

The San Joaquin County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors' Association is conducting at informational meeting on Wednesday, March 21, in Manteca.

March 19, 2018 | | Local Columns


Textbook adoption costs $2.5M

Selecting the best books to teach the 23,860 students of the Manteca Unified School District isn't a snap decision nor is it inexpensive.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California Connections enrolling students

California Connections Academy @ Ripon is more than a tuition-free, virtual public school.

March 19, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


ONE JOB PER $20,000

Manteca through the investment of $7.5 million in connection with the proposed Great Wolf indoor waterpark resort will create 375 fulltime equivalent (FTE) jobs.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MAJOR PLAYER BUYS PROJECT

Crow Holdings - a firm with 15 distribution center projects in Texas and two in Southern California - is getting in on the South County warehouse boom.

March 19, 2018 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Rain sets stage for stunning Mt. Diablo views

MT. DIABLO - It was only supposed to rain Saturday.

March 19, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does Manteca really matter in overall scheme?

Now that the Manteca City Council and the top tier of city bureaucrats are gearing up to take a victory lap over the pending Great ...

March 18, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why Great Wolf is better catch than Amazon

So what would you rather have in your community - an Amazon fulfillment center or a Great Wolf Resort?

March 17, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About March 14 high school brunch boycott

With all due respect to the high school students involved and the Manteca Unified administrators that brokered the deal, an alternative activity for a 17-minute ...

March 16, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Libraries: The walking dead after 22 years?

Libraries are not repositories of books.

March 15, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When bringing a gun to school meant you’d get a warning

Close to 20 years ago when the Manteca Unified School District board was debating whether to allow school resource officers on campus, trustee Evelyn Moore ...

March 14, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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