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These are bad times? Those who lived thru World War II would say we never had it so good

Gas is pushing $4 a gallon again.

February 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Obama essentially decrees that Catholics can’t be Catholics

I am not Catholic.

February 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remembering Valentine’s Day back in elementary school

I started out by doing some research. I wanted to really know how this "Valentine's Day" thing started. The Internet is wonderful. I can see why we all just jump on our computers and start looking up things that we don't know about. After even just a few minutes, I learned more about Valentine's Day than I really wanted to know. I was going to write about the history of Valentine's Day…but stopped.

February 04, 2012 | By Mick Founts, Ed.D. SJC Superintendent of Schools | Local Columns


If new agency can’t walk on water it’ll walk over us

Fear can be a wonderful thing.

February 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is little birdie saying Emken lacks depth?

I don't Twitter.

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop sets new precedent for perks for elected leaders

Omar Ornelas is about to enter a whole new world of digital connectivity.

February 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Occupy flag burners show true contempt for The 99 Percent

"Burn it! Burn it! Burn it!" - The Occupy Oakland crowd reaction to a protester who emerged with an American flag after the lobby of the Oakland City Hall was vandalized on Saturday

February 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Delta Stewardship Council: The new Sherman’s March

"The Delta Stewardship Council is the Coastal Commission on steroids."

January 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you bash away at capitalism make sure you hit yourself a couple of times

Bashing away capitalism has become the political sound bite du jour as well as the rallying cry of the 0.0000000099 percent who seem to think the world must listen to their incessant whining.

January 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rocky Mountain high: Regulating pot like alcohol not what it seems

Question: Should marijuana be treated the same as alcohol?

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PJs in classroom? If it is OK for Google why not 12th graders?

Lathrop Mayor Chaka Santos wears shorts, polo shirt, and spat-style shoes to Lathrop City Council meetings.

January 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Alex Hildebrand labored to make California better

Alex Hildebrand could have taught the Occupy folks a thing or two about effective activism.

January 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Release video of fatal shooting of Duenez by police now and not later

It is time to make the Manteca Police Department dash patrol video footage of the fatal police shooting of Ernest Duenez Jr. public.

January 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail is transit system catering to elite

High speed rail: Is it a big enough of a hot button item to determine who will get elected as the 5th District State Senator in November representing Manteca, Ripon, Escalon, Tracy, and all of Stanislaus County?

January 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On the Internet stealing is OK as long as you don’t do it from Google

The odds are the legislation Congress had been pondering to try to stop the piracy of movies by foreign websites that then use them to profit may indeed not have been the right way to go.

January 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton

"See, I told you it didn't make any difference to vote. I shouldn't have bothered. Bernie Sanders lost anyway."

June 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Higher BLD entry fees just the start

Want to see the impact of government decree versus that quaint old-school concept known as initiative?

June 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Using ACE to solve Bay Area affordable housing needs

San Jose leaders are upset that they've become the affordable housing solution for job-rich Santa Clara.

June 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess

There's got to be a morning after

June 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse

It's time to bury the hatchet.

June 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K?

Mike Morowit is right.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fire destroys old Crom home

Fire destroyed the small farm house located on what was left of the old Crom ranch on the southwest corner of South Airport Way and ...

June 06, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


FREE SPLASH DAY

Cooling off in the water can have deadly consequences.

June 06, 2016 | | Local Columns


Grand Jury: Coordinate effort to deal with homeless

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury believes government agencies need to better address homeless issues.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Idling police cars key to public safety

If you think that idling parked Manteca Police patrol cars unattended by an officer are wasting gas, guess again.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On top of world after beating cancer

He's the first cancer survivor to stand atop of the world.

June 06, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park finally set to go to bid

Manteca's dog park - expected to go out to bid this week - could have a bone-themed bench for humans and play equipment for dogs.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Linda, Richard & the pursuit of happiness

At an early age Linda Silverman ran up against what Bernie Sanders's most adherent supporters would call sexual discrimination.

June 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Interacting with people is old school

Are we heading to a point in time when actual face-to-face - and not Skype or Face Time - between people will be as rare as a ...

June 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend's Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


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