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Securing your insecurities

"The Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap" – Proverbs 3:26

March 16, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Forgive $1.4M golf ‘loan’ & cut $155K subsidy

Two nagging financial questions have been attached to Manteca's golf course for more than a decade. The questions are simple and the right answers are even simpler.

March 15, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


October surprise: Bureau of Reclamation water boards farmers

The Bureau of Reclamation is proving itself more than slightly inept at managing water.

March 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t let the sour note of tragic death overshadow the sweet music of Ethaan Boyer

You never know where life will take you -or when it will end.

March 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sierra High grad Pavao closer to $100,000 prize

If Lindsey Pavao wasn't already a household name, she certainly is now.

March 13, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Break SJ Valley’s poverty chains by pushing oil drilling in Monterey Shale

Stanislaus County. San Joaquin County, Kern County. Merced County. Tulare County. Fresno County. Madera County. Kings County.

March 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


You can’t fool kids. They know an angel when they see one.

There are angels among us.

March 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So just what did you say?

"You know what I am going to say even before I say it Lord" – Psalm 139:4

March 10, 2012 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Sometimes going backwards helps you go forward

I got a call the other night from someone I consider to be my best friend…Sparky Gehres. He is an art teacher at Livingston High School. I think people down there call him "Mark" Gehres, or Mr. Gehres, or Coach Gehres. I know him as Sparky. I never see him enough or talk to him enough…but he just intuitively knows when to call, and when to keep calling until I answer. He has always known when to…not so simply…show up…to call. When each of my parents died. Those first years of teaching, coaching. Trying to ...

March 10, 2012 | By MICK FOUNTS San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


The trick is to get people to see a unique value to going downtown

Sam Walton's legacy of big box retail isn't what ails downtowns in cities such as Manteca.

March 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to set interchange landscaping standard employing xeriscape

Consultants - a genre that knows a thing or two about raising green as in big hefty fees - believe it will cost between $120,000 and $180,000 a year to maintain landscaping they envision for the new Lathrop Road and Highway 99 interchange breaking ground in the next few years.

March 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for government to debate control funding in a manner that makes sense

It is time to end the charade.

March 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The bigger threat: Second-hand smoke from neighbor’s yard or government edicts?

James Baker lives in Rocklin. His two kids have asthma.

March 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’re slowing flushing behavior standards down the proverbial toilet

"We all have to go. So enjoy the go." - the latest Quilted Northern toilet paper TV commercial

March 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Court edict: No right to display USA flag images on Cinco de Mayo

Afghans shoot and kill American soldiers and burn our flag and we apologize.

March 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Supreme Court unanimous on gun right ruling

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be ...

March 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


After almost 60 years I’m having a ball

"You've got to work at living because dying is easy." - Jack LaLanne, the late fitness guru

March 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Creating maximum damage by hiking minimum wages

It is the gospel for many cash-strapped college students who are fed a steady diet of economic theory and social engineering by professors that aren ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The environmental perfectionist-career bureaucrat-LA water complex

First question: Why does Sacramento - built in a flood zone on the biggest river in terms of water volume in all of California - never flood?

March 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca only needs Raymus Expressway if it wants 200,000 plus residents

The battle for Manteca is on.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LATHROP’S SWEET SPOT

The 7-year-old Dennis the Menace look-alike - complete with cowlick - had just knocked over two rubber ducks with three tosses of a bean bag.

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID ponders irrigation season’s start

An extremely dry winter in 2012 prompted the South San Joaquin irrigation District to make a rare early January water run to prevent irreversible damage ...

March 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Troop treat packing event at senior center

For the first time, the Manteca Senior Center will take part in a packing event benefiting the Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support ...

March 21, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Tabernacle experience at Calvary

Calvary Community Church is taking the community back to the Old Testament and setting up a life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses during this ...

March 21, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Droopy pants: Bring in the clowns

The bright red underwear was hard to miss.

March 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes away passive tool for people to protect homes & yards

Good fences make good neighbors.

March 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail backers fail to play winning ACE

It's the $72 billion question - how can the California High Speed Rail Authority win over skeptics and investors?

March 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E’s business model: Guaranteed profits while never putting capital at risk

The fun is about to start.

March 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Celebrate climate change

Climate change is coming.

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SSJID WINS POWER PLAY

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Carter Holly has rejected PG&E claims that South San Joaquin Irrigation District lacks sufficient revenues to provide electrical ...

March 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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