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The danger of making schools exclusive concern of parents, educators

By all accounts, the three individuals seeking election to the Area 1 set on the Manteca Unified School District board are fine individuals.

October 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ballot measures’ triage approach to school funding

Let's be honest.

October 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


So why do I have a problem with big government?

Someone the other day asked in an e-mail why I had a problem with big government.

October 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC may yet prove they are docile lapdog for PG&E’s brass

Do not cry for Pacific Gas & Electric.

October 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Politicians are just playing the percentages

They're kids. Well, actually young adults.

October 12, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Come the morning after Nov. 6 we may have a new ‘ABC’ for our schools

Fallout from intense infighting over two races on the Nov. 6 ballot could deliver a near fatal blow to California government as we now know it.

October 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Occupy Oakland has turned into Obliterate Oakland

Explain to me how trashing downtown Oakland can stop the war in Afghanistan?

October 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Note to PACs: It’s not about who can claim to be bigger valley boy in 10th

The Political Action Committees "helping" Jeff Denham and Jose Hernandez are doing them no favors.

October 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California law helps turn recycling fraud into a big business

The latest example of the state nickel and diming the people of California to death is no further than the nearest soda container.

October 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacrificing police services for non-native fathead minnows

The high cost of protecting non-native microscopic fathead minnows is going to bankrupt California.

October 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Election may be decided before Nov. 6

The presidential debates start October 3 and extend to October 22. But who wins or scores in the debates will have no influence on tens of thousands of Americans who will have already cast their votes for president and are not permitted to change their minds.

October 07, 2012 | By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY National Columnist | Local Columns


Well-meaning hospital visits can be stressful to patient

Those sound like cruel words at first blush. But Grace will be the first to tell you that's a wise piece of advice. She knows what she's talking about.

October 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Highway robbery: Blame partners in crime in Sacramento

Pull into a gas station these days and you get the feeling you're being mugged.

October 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Seventh trip to a doctor in just over 50 years

It had been eight years.

October 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


IT’S DEFINETLY DEBATABLE

Obama won.

October 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California's future?

February 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop supports bid to fix roads

California's aging roadways have long been a problem – plagued by overuse and an antiquated gas tax that doesn't generate nearly as much money ...

February 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


ACE cancels passenger service today, Tuesday

Heavy rains that have triggered a rapid snow melt have created unsafe track conditions prompting Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) to cancel all passenger service today ...

February 13, 2017 | | Local Columns


Woman hit in head with baseball bat

A baseball bat assault to the head left a woman in her late 20s unconscious and bleeding at the edge of the 200 block of ...

February 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


188,000 FLEE DAM

OROVILLE - At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway at Oroville was in danger of ...

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local Columns


BLAST FROM THE PAST

As 10,000 plus people waited for Manteca's most visible landmark to come tumbling down in March of 1997, then Mayor Bill Perry stood ...

February 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


In the Year 2525, if Boy Scouts are still around . .

Let's just cut to the chase and mandate that people from this day forth can only have unisex babies.

February 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9th District, Uncle Sam & illegals

Manteca Police do not go looking for illegal immigrants.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Left or Right? It’s crazy across the board

It's been a little bit over a week since I decided to take a step back from online politics.

February 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Making city more responsive to Mantecans

Is there a new dawn in Manteca?

February 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free tuition isn’t enough. They want free living as well.

Free tuition - as some struggling students pointed out to the Associated Press this week - doesn't mean free college.

February 08, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


1,443 days left & we’ve stopped communicating

George Buljan was the City of Roseville mayor in the 1980s.

February 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s monument to drug use

Want to see how drug use can destroy a neighborhood?

February 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento discouraging significant water conservation

Imagine South San Joaquin Irrigation District being able to reduce water use by 60,000 or so acre feet annually. That's enough water based ...

February 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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