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Jyriaun - and others like him - are why I’ll never complain about giving up a Saturday afternoon

Every three weeks I spend part of my Saturday at the Delta Blood Bank facility in Modesto.

October 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Modesto offers option for those who literally like climbing up walls

I was making my inaugural climb.

September 30, 2011 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


It’s easy to fall in love with Manteca

Wisps of dust spiraled upward from among orchards in the almond triangle formed by Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon as man and machine swept fallen nuts Friday.

September 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Maybe we should ‘preserve’ Manteca’s original McDonald’s

There's a lot of angst about the possibility the former Whitaker Home at East Yosemite and Commerce avenues could be razed and replaced with a McDonald's fast food joint.

September 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC should force sale of the entire PG&E system

PG&E's disaster du jour happened in a city where they are not the power supplier.

September 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Scandalous’ kiss & the unfriendly skies of Southwest

I abhor saggy pants. I firmly believe it is the height of rudeness to show the public what your underwear looks like or - worse yet - where the sun shouldn't be shining.

September 27, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memories fill old black doctors’ bag

It was better than experiencing one of Disneyland's "E-rides" of old, being invited to be part of a breakfast reunion with my longtime family doc and several of his former office support staff.

September 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Doom & gloom slant of economic coverage self-fulfilling prophecy for USA

The Wall Street headline reads: "Joyless holiday retail forecast."

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘New’ Library Park helps set up downtown’s game

Downtown's future - and its past glory - is being celebrated today.

September 26, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


$5 a head fish bounty versus $6 billion dam

Could a $5 a head fish bounty program bring a truce to California's water wars?

September 25, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca family fun zone must be inclusive, not just for moneyed

It is clear there are a significant number of people out there who would like Manteca to have another public swimming pool.

September 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time to make those who benefit most from valley air pollution pay for it

The Environmental Protection Agency is absolutely right.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No water, no power = home uninhabitable

Every neighborhood seems to have one. And they're not hard to spot.

September 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Defiance, faith & sanitizing the 1st Amendment

It is an act of defiance.

September 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown trying to figure how to get more green from state taxpayers

Gov. Jerry Brown says he's trying to figure out a tax proposal that would be palatable for California voters.

September 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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It’ll take more than wishing to make 120 Bypass upgrade a reality

A Caltrans engineer years ago told me that there really isn't such a thing as an unsafe road.

May 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Trying to go it alone with SSJID is foolish move for City of Manteca

Politicians, they say, are wise to know the lay of the land.

May 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state’s smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

May 18, 2016 | | Local Columns


‘Bye, bye birdie’ is theme song for federal wind power policy

Stand beneath one of the massive three blade wind turbines dotting the Altamont Pass hills when they are working and you will hear a "whum ...

May 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s war on weeds

Letters are going out this week to property owners that are creating a serious fire hazard because they have failed to abate weeds and other ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SWIM OF THINGS

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Partial cloverleaf envisioned for new interchange

Plans call for Manteca's fourth interchange on the 120 Bypass being pursued at McKinley Avenue to be the city's first partial cloverleaf.

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dalben earns nod for government service

The late Peter Dalben- a French Camp resident who had a combined 33 years of service on various government agency boards - is being inducted into ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Adult graduates eight

A few years ago, Patrick Chun chose the Manteca Adult School to continue his education.

May 16, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


More money doesn’t mean better outcome for our schools

Sixty-two percent of us - according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California - favor a 12-year extension on temporary taxes imposed on those ...

May 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dropping the bomb: We never should apologize

The President's plan to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27 is prompting some to call for Obama to apologize for the ...

May 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $155,000 white lie told by Manteca’s City Council

It's time to end Manteca's annual budget charade.

May 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning a lesson from Lincoln Park

It is arguably the most efficiently used park on a square-foot basis in Manteca.

May 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why do we pay almost 2,000 times too much for drinking water?

Go back the Dark Ages, say the 1970s.

May 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Peace unless, that is, I disagree with you then it’s death to you

Hardcore militant vegans - those that eschew animal products in any form to consume not based on health reasons but the morality of killing any animal ...

May 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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