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Wasting Stanislaus water: Down the river it will go and out to sea

"Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting." - Mark Twain

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Chronic Manteca critics on the next Dr. Phil show

"I'm Dr. Phil, welcome to our show."

September 18, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Green power for Uncle Sam means burning through 536M greenbacks

Uncle Sam is no better than the renegade financial institutions that have earned the scorn of many Americans for their reckless lending practices.

September 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified heading in right direction with trades

Bill Honig, by all accounts including his own, was a brilliant man.

September 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Making streets deadlier so illegals can drive

Manteca has a lot of SOBs - scum on bicycles.

September 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Who needs $12M more: PG&E or you & your neighbors?

The best government plan to stimulate the economy in Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon?

September 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No sweat? You definitely aren’t talking about me

No sweat.

September 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They too will answer the call when needed

Marine Corporal Charles Palmer is one of almost 6,000 men and women who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001.

September 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Infectious laughter & love for his flock

It has long been said that we should value those we meet for they may pass this way only once in our lives. There has been one exception with me in a very special and magnetic person who keeps returning, with a keen perception of his flock, as a Catholic priest.

September 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


We can do our part to reduce terrorist deaths

It's time we did something about urban terrorists.

September 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawmakers push to expand jobs for beer hawkers

The face of unemployment in California apparently are NFL players pulling down six to seven figures and pro team owners who milk the egos of elected leaders for even fatter profits.

September 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


9-year-olds can legally walk around Manteca naked

If a 9-year-old boy – or girl for that matter – decides to play soccer at Woodward Park in the buff or walk down Yosemite Avenue naked as a jay bird they would not be breaking any Manteca municipal law.

September 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The speech Obama should give Thursday

President Barack Obama might try the following on Thursday when he delivers his much anticipated jobs speech:

September 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I listen to my body talk & it makes it clear I’m no athlete

"Oh, the pain, the pain." - One of Dr. Smith's signature lines from the 1960s TV series "Lost in Space"

September 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon garden tour: The best of all worlds

Taking part in the annual September Stroll garden tour fund-raiser sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club is always a win-win situation in more ways than one or two.

September 04, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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Manteca’s problem: Silicon in Bay Area

Manteca's destiny is sealed but its fate isn't.

July 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Cantu swings away with new golf course idea

Ben Cantu's proposal during his unsuccessful 2014 campaign for the Manteca City Council to convert the Manteca Golf Course into a low-key community park ...

July 13, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about background checks on buyers of smartphones to save lives?

I feel so much safer knowing that California will soon be doing background checks on those who buy ammunition.

July 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Race card, criminals wearing blue & finding a solution

Although I hated nearly every minute of my time in the Army, it gave me an education on life that I could never receive anywhere ...

July 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Mixing methane & food waste

Digesters - a critical process of the wastewater treatment plant that currently serves nearly 90,000 people in Manteca and Lathrop - aren't exactly glamorous.

July 11, 2016 | | Local Columns


GOING NUTS FOR ALMONDEE

Daryll Quaresma, a third-generation dairy farmer sold his long time, family-owned cow dairy to one of his siblings 16 years ago before focusing his attention ...

July 11, 2016 | MONICA CANE | Local Columns


Filing opens next week for council

Manteca city voters on Nov. 8 will get to do something that Modesto voters no longer can - vote to fill all council seats that are ...

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon chamber happy with July 4 celebration

Tamra Spade was pleased with the overall results of the Fourth of July festivities in Ripon.

July 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Mosquito bites pose health risks

Mosquitoes are out for blood.

July 11, 2016 | | Local Columns


Why not ban ability to buy soda using food stamps?

You've heard the pitch.

July 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lawyers use class action to take you to cleaners

My front-end washing machine generated an odor after a number of uses.

July 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & trigger child abuse charges

I drank chocolate milk - gallons of it - when I was a kid. The same goes for soda, sugar, potato chips and Twinkies.

July 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘I’m sorry, the number you have reached . . .”

I came across a relic on Sunday.

July 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ROAD TO RECOVERY, RIO

Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the ...

July 06, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Local Columns


Illegals, college aid, the draft and the Valley

Down in the valley - Manteca, Modesto, Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno, Stockton, Turlock, and virtually every other community - is where the proverbial rubber hits the road in ...

July 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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