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Common sense scores two wins up in Sacramento

Big Valley Christian High in Modesto wanted to build a press box for its football field.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Brown proves he is a governor, not just a political hack

You may not like Jerry Brown's politics at times but he has proven once again he's not a political hack.

October 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Once upon a time when princess phones were extravagant

Ma Bell is probably having a good laugh right about now.

October 01, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FEZ is promising but pitfalls exist with competition

The next big thing is already here - families traveling to youth sports events.

September 29, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Much ado about nothing in Lathrop council campaign?

LATHROP – Its election season in Lathrop again.

September 28, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Despite Greek chorus Manteca has never flirted with bankruptcy

Manteca has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy three to four times in the past 40 years.

September 27, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Parking spaces are not the problem for downtown Manteca

Common sense is dead.

September 26, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Slam Stockton on subjective quality of life lists but don’t poke fun at its bankruptcy

Geez, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?

September 24, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Our way of taxing for highway work is running out of gas

Tougher fuel efficiency standards have the potential to turn our freeways and highways into havens for potholes.

September 23, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What’s next? Ban on plastic straws, dime for paper ones?

The cost of shopping in San Francisco is going up Oct. 1.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Everyone & not just 53% if us pay federal taxes

Teachable moments: Don't expect them from politicians - or their hacks - whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

September 20, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City takes Mom & Pops to mat, gives mega firms pass on sign rules

Enforcement of municipal rules governing property - we are told - is complaint driven.

September 19, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Election countdown: Get ready for run on guns at Bass Pro

You might want to do your gun shopping at Bass Pro Shops now to avoid the rush should President Barack Obama get re-elected in November.

September 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposed sign rule may put at least 24 people out of work

Chris Kroshus doesn't want to be a burden on anyone - including the system.

September 17, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The loss of local jobs hits SJ Valley meth industry

It's the same old story.

September 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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They may call 2017 pickups primitive 52 years from now

Remember the good old days when pickup trucks were cheaper than cars and defined the terms "basic" and "Spartan"?

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop council may cut $24,000 a year deal with chamber

The City of Lathrop has long positioned itself as a "business friendly" community.

March 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Water battle is now going underground

There are over 500 wells pumping water from the same source - the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Sub-Basin.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca High teens spread safety word

They took their message of promoting safe driving Thursday to Sequoia Elementary School.

March 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


HELP FOR unCERTain TIMES

Your neighbor might one day save your life.

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA’S GREEN INITIATIVE

Manteca - under a Climate Action Plan adopted in 2013 - must reduce its per capita greenhouse gases by 21.7 percent by the time 2020 roll ...

March 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sunlight for the Stockton mentality

There's something called the law of diminishing returns.

March 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a ...

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Northern SJ holding bag for Bay Area

Why do poor people struggling to make ends meet leave job rich Bay Area to head east over the Altamont Pass?

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How Manteca can be a good neighbor

Marty Harris is right.

March 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon plan for parent involvement

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will receive information on the Parent Involvement Plan for the District-level English Learner Advisory Committee.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


2 retire from MPD after combined 50 years

Two members of the Manteca Police Department retired with more than 50 years of combined service on Friday – Dispatcher Kim Thomas and Detective Armen Avakian.

March 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Ripon council looks at fee waiver policy for city facilities

The City of Ripon has an established rental fee schedule for its facilities.

March 13, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


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