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Is the next tax bite on processed pet food?

The Mexican government has slapped a 16 percent luxury tax on all processed dog food.

January 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Governors can purify seawater

"Governors can't make rain."

January 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ONE COMMON GOAL

Working as a barista, I have made it my goal to leave a positive impression if possible on every coffee-loving customer that comes my way in hopes of being a blessing to them. But recently the tables were turned and I found myself on the receiving end of blessing from one of my customers.

January 11, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


If crab feeds are at the top of your social calendar

You might be a Mantecan if . . .

January 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Day 9 & AHA has already cured cancer

Are you jumping for joy yet?

January 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poetry softens transition in becoming a teen miss

The unexpected joys are sometimes the best at Christmas time as when I witnessed a unique sparkle that opened my eyes during a family dinner in San Diego – my niece expressing herself through her poetry.

January 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


We need to get over the fact boys are boys

I was born male.

January 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Class-action suits target money for tort lawyers

I am not upset at Target.

January 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nagging? Yes, there is an app for that as well

Nagging is in. Big time.

January 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will man get burned in bid to protect wood boring beetles?

Wood boring beetle larvae could trump human beings.

January 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My post office box number? Next question

"Your post office box?"

January 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fight copper theft, relax work rules

Look around Manteca, or any town for that matter. You will see street lights not working because someone has pulled the copper wire.

December 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bambi factor, hunting & environmental perfection

There are feral pigs in San Jose.

December 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zoot suits, saggy pants & why are the large sizes on the bottom shelf?

This is a column about pants.

December 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The reasons why Pepsi Generation 2.0 may not be as healthy & wealthy

I am PepsiCo's worst nightmare.

December 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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It’s time for NorCal cities to offer cash for grass

Southern Californians have a tendency to have a smug attitude toward water.

March 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Finger guns, school safety and ‘Lord of The Flies’

Ron Burns did not grow up to become a mass murderer.

March 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fish fry, gourmet sampler Celtic Faire & much more

If you want to eat out, support your community while doing so. Start your weekend right with the St. Anthony's Young Men Institute's fish fry on Friday, March 7, with takeout from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and sit-down dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony's School cafeteria. Tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under!

March 06, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Lent: The season for feasting and fasting

The advent of Lent always brings to mind Father William Delaney, former pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Manteca.

March 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


MICKEY MOMENT

RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.

March 04, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Student loan debt: Housing Crisis 2.0

America is about to get another harsh lesson in easy money.

March 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why the sky seems to be falling down in Acetnam

Once upon a time in a land called Acetnam lived a little red hen.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How I learned to love the DMV & parallel parking

The California DMV, in its infinite wisdom, has issued me a five-year extension to my driver's license.

February 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Satisfying tostada munchies plus a wild & wet time in cave

Tostadas! Good Shepherd Mission's 34th annual Tostada Dinner is Sunday, March 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Mission, 305 E. French Camp Road. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. For information, call 209.983.8829.

February 26, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca USD trying to fix something that isn’t broken

There is no Hispanic on the Manteca Unified School District board. There is also not an Asian-Pacific Islander trustee.

February 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Go jump in the lake? Not in California

It looks like rain is coming.

February 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A book, a treadmill and prayer

I love junk food! I'm not talking a casual fondness for a fistful of Doritos or a mouthful of powered donuts. I'm talking full blown, passionate love, for deep fried chicken, cheeseburgers and French fries, supreme pizzas with extra thick crust and a pound of shredded cheese scattered over chunks of sausage and pepperoni. Washed down by a mug of ice cold soda, followed by a jumbo scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge drizzled on top. Do you get the picture? I love junk food!

February 22, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Resurrection’s bright light

The Resurrection is the greatest hope and anchor in our modern day society. In this morally dark world that we live in, the light of the truth still shines the brightest. Though some would like to discredit it, in their discrediting, it proves it all the more that the Resurrection is true.

February 21, 2014 | By Pastor Gordon Richardson Tabernacle of Praise | Local Columns


‘Let me tell you about the very rich’

It draws attention.

February 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Serving food & beverage with class

Bernie Brown is a true gentleman in the restaurant business. He has always made his guests feel very special and comfortable.

February 20, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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