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Consider yourself blessed to be an American citizen

Take a close look at the flags you see flying today.

July 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Verbal pollution in form of cussing wears down the soul

Cussing no longer shocks me - or most of us for that matter

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for a meeting of minds in Manteca to combat gangs

Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford is right.

July 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Volunteers make Manteca Police even more SHARP

The most cost effective program ever to roll out of the Manteca Civic Center?

June 30, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Reflecting on Bethlehem Peace Pilgrimage

I'm writing from a picturesque island in Puget Sound called "Vashon", just west of Seattle, where I've been re-uniting with a very important group of friends. Just over 30 years ago, we launched our 7,000-mile walk called the "Bethlehem Peace Pilgrimage".

June 30, 2012 | By FR. DEAN McFALLS St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


Today’s struggling taxpayers asked to subsidize more of future’s wealthier folks

Is paying $253 a month for 10 years a fair exchange for a shot at making $1,000 a week for 40 years?

June 28, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Memo to politicians in Sacramento: The party was over four years ago

You've just had your pay cut 20 percent.

June 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How growth saved Manteca from going under financially

So how did Manteca manage to stay afloat while it was spending more to run day-to-day government operations from roughly 2001 to today?

June 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Teeming sidewalks in Sausalito, bare concrete in Manteca

Walking along sidewalks in historic Sausalito you get stunning views of the San Francisco skyline.

June 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Life has taken us from Neil Hafley & George Murphy Jr. to young couple in Pacific Grove

Life is really what we make it – and being at this point in life and looking back there are many rich moments that have come and gone. For a couple who tied the knot over 50 years ago, we have enjoyed them all to the fullest.

June 25, 2012 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Should I get a 10% discount because I’m 56 years old?

I ordered my weekly vice - a medium banana cream pie Blizzard at Dairy Queen - on Sunday.

June 25, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California curse: The legacy of the 64-lane freeway

Is it six lanes to hell or eight lanes to paradise?

June 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Buyology thinks they found what makes us the party animals that we are

You've probably never heard of Buyology.

June 21, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Why the letters LMD one day may cost you big money living in Manteca

You may yawn when you read about landscape maintenance districts (LMD) and turn the page.

June 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


R.C. Owens and the measure of a man

This oft-quoted statement quickly came to mind Mondayafter I heard about the passing of sports great R.C. Owens. "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

June 20, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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SSJID: Look at the data

Spawning adult salmon on the Stanislaus River - the linchpin of what irrigation districts within the Northern San Joaquin Valley describe as a massive water grab ...

December 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $16.1 million pool dilemma

As a policy document the new City of Manteca Parks and Recreation master plan is flawed big time.

December 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Congressional Act of 2016 To Save California

Drive Interstate 5 south toward Los Banos and veer west toward the Pacheo Pass.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Welcome to the new normal

When I speak to friends of mine from other parts of the country, they always make digs about how California is this liberal bastion where ...

December 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Orange joining Manteca’s solid waste rainbow

Sometime in the next decade the City of Manteca will likely stop weekly "garbage" collection.

December 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Let’s restore steelhead in the LA River

"Though the great salmon runs were only in Northern California rivers, steelhead trout were trapped, speared or hooked as they returned to from the sea ...

December 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police officers on LA to Sacramento run

Raising funds for officers killed in the line of duty across the country is the goal of two Los Angeles Police officers who are running ...

December 05, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


City Council condemns ‘genocide’ against Sikhs

The passage of a resolution by a government entity, be it a city, state or national level, is usually a cause for jubilation by all ...

December 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Moorhead, Singh take oath today

Newcomer Gary Singh and incumbent Debby Moorhead will take the oath of office during a special Manteca City Council meeting set for 4 o'clock ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


75 YEARS OF LOVE

George and Violet Perry's smiles are brighter than usual these days. And there's a very good reason for it. They have just arrived ...

December 05, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


TRASH TALK THIS TUESDAY

Manteca is moving to level the playing field when it comes to fees charged - or not charged - to collect garbage.

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Learning about life in Death Valley

I was near the top of Thimble Peak some 6,381 feet above the floor of Death Valley. What I saw before me was a ...

December 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


All I Want For Christmas Is “A Few Kind Words And A Place To Lay My Weary Head”

When I was younger I used to ask my father what it is he wanted for Christmas, and his answer was always simple:

December 02, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Acosta family picks up Marty’s Christmas Trees long tradition

Marty's Christmas Trees is back.

November 29, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


Lathrop approves plan to build 6,800 homes

LATHROP - Big changes are on the horizon for the City of Lathrop.

November 29, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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