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Time to wean house flippers off government loan assistance

In early 2007 the San Francisco Chronicle carried a front page story quoting a couple from The City frustrated with dropping home prices in Las Vegas.

December 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Retail power move paints bigger election target on SSJID board members

It is not in the individual interests of South San Joaquin Irrigation District board members for the district to enter the retail power business.

December 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Occupy participants looking more like brats than protestors

It's getting tougher to figure out who is more clueless: Obscenely compensated CEOs of publicly traded companies or the Occupy Movement.

December 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legislative hopefuls should say whether they favor allowing high speed rail revote

Democrats and Republicans finally agree on something in California: Kill high speed rail.

December 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Eminent domain card holds no moral advantage for PG&E

The moment of truth is about to arrive.

December 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City employees step up to help fellow workers

Brotherly love – it's the best.

December 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Rewarding criminals with privileges of US citizenship

Francisco Cortez Lopez is receiving dialysis.

December 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Smart phones make a lot of folks dumb in public settings

Alec Baldwin got kicked off an American Airlines flight.

December 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown’s middle-of the-road proposal to raise more green

Jerry Brown may have come up with a boat that may float.

December 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California’s real growth industry is in SJ Valley

California's future can be found around the Rodney Dangerfield cities of the San Joaquin Valley of Bakersfield, Fresno, Tulare, Modesto, and Stockton plus everywhere in between.

December 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Americans cheer on many members of the vilified 1%

The highest paid state "employee" in California isn't Jerry Brown.

December 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dora Mortensen loved helping her community

Dora Andersen Mortensen left her mark on Manteca during her 93 years in the community. She was born in the 400 block of West Yosemite in 1918.

December 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lawmakers drive away with tax loot

Get ready for Taxpayer Car Abuse II.

December 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ronald McDonald proves a clown is smarter than SF political ruling class

Here's today's riddle: Who is smarter - the world famous corporate clown Ronald McDonald or the San Francisco Board of Supervisors?

December 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A lesson in life from an 82-year-old above Death Valley

I had started my descent from the top of Wildrose Peak at 9,069 feet above Death Valley.

December 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Wearing leather jackets is a sin in their eyes

I am not a good vegetarian.

March 01, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t twist the lesson of Manzanar

Midway between Independence and Lone Pine along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra is Manzanar.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROP fashion show set for Saturday

Ninety teen models will take part in the eighth annual premiere runway Fashion Show at Manteca High on Saturday, March 4.

February 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More failures along Union Road sewer line

The cost of making emergency repairs to a failing sewer trunk line under Union Road could easily exceed $90,000.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Deals for Bass Pro, Costco paying off

Manteca's elected leaders in the past 10 years blessed two sales tax sharing deals to secure major retailers.

February 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BUILDING BERMS

Good fences make good neighbors, so the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost wrote in one of his verses.

February 27, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


The sweet scent of almond blossoms

The days of the stench from sugar pulp recycled through cattle in the Moffat Feed Lot are gone.

February 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf: Time to to update city’s game

Golf has changed a lot in the past 20 years.

February 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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


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