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Thanksgiving: What we take for granted

Father Joe is among those who understand the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Father Joe was a priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church just three doors down from my boyhood home in Lincoln, Placer County. The original implication of Thanksgiving for having the freedom to worship as freemen in a land of plenty was never lost on Father Joe.

November 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Real turkey made better by farmers

Ever see a turkey in the wild in the Sierra foothills?

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


People’s lives do matter In Manteca

It was the bridge to nowhere.

November 23, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Phone firms ringing up the charges

What is the price for privacy?

November 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is defecating wherever you want protected by constitution?

There is a misconception out there.

November 20, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making our bodies weaker fighting germs

Death or at least a debilitating illness apparently is just a shopping trip to the store away.

November 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Senior center? Try Grown-up Center instead

In less than five months I'll be 60.

November 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The tide has turned

There was a time when this couple of weeks was a very happy time for me. Not so much anymore. But even at that, I am much better off than a good part of this world.

November 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


University of China at Los Angeles

You pay your State of California taxes.

November 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is porn still porn or do smartphones make difference?

Sexting is the new flirting.

November 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fear the new free speech* movement

Racial insensitivity is not good.

November 14, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s right & then there’s dead right

Moffat Boulevard is not inherently unsafe.

November 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fences: What a difference a foot makes

I bought my home in 2008.

November 12, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s the best 2 hours I spend every 2 weeks

My favorite thing to do on Saturdays besides hiking is to spend a little more than an hour squeezing a small rubber ball every three seconds.

November 08, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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It sounds nuts but I learned a lot from the Squirrel Cage

It was at one time - in perhaps the 1930s - cutting edge as burger places went.

January 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca supplies Bay Area

The lawn isn't well-kept - it's manicured.

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


GETTING SERIOUS

Editor's note: For the next year, Jason Campbell will provide weekly updates on his efforts to lose weight and improve his heath. Next week ...

January 12, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Lathrop seeks replacement for council

Have any interest in serving on the Lathrop City Council for a brief term to see whether you're ready to commit to a full ...

January 12, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Queen candidate: Ripon perfect place to grow up

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Claire Wever, 16, has her heart set on teaching.

January 12, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Anger can kill gophers

Gophers aren't very popular in Manteca.

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$1.4B jackpot: You can’t lose unless you play

It was a simple question: "A group of us are buying Powerball tickets. Do you want to get in for $6?'

January 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WOODWARD’S WATER VISION

The completion of Woodward Reservoir a century ago this year has been a godsend to South San Joaquin Irrigation District as well as the cities ...

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Troop packing event Sunday

The Cpl. Charles O, Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program is scheduling a "Happy New Year" troop packing event on Sunday, Jan. 17.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Lathrop may fill vacant council seat

The Lathrop City Council has consisted of only four people for the past 11 days.

January 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Board honoring top Ripon spellers tonight

Several local youngsters recently competed in the 2015 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Championships.

January 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Hopeful has UOP in college plans

Ripon Almond Blossom Queen candidate Nalani Alhambra, 17, has plans to attend the University of the Pacific to study for a career in dental hygiene.

January 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Carson’s flat tax, Apple, the working poor and PG&E

Apple - as of July 2015 - was sitting on $203 billion in cash.

January 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Robust acorns key to stronger ‘trees’ in MUSD

Vern Gebhardt is on to something.

January 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting worked up over firearms & gun control

There are more than 310 million firearms owned by United States citizens.

January 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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