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The power of intention

Being a news junkie, I'm glued to the cable networks. Wedged between the peccadilloes of badly behaving starlets and inappropriately tweeted photos, the anchor brings in two political panelists to discuss the upcoming election (Already? Really? Oy!) To feign "balance" he has a GOP strategist and his Democratic counterpart (as if there are only two sides to a story – but don't get me started). I don't remember the first question, and frankly, it doesn't matter; but what I do recall was once the argument commenced, it became animated without delay. Lots of energy and of course ...

July 17, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Giving ex-cons ‘protected class’ over law-abiding Californians

More than 40,000 prisoners are having their sentences reduced in California either due to a decree by the U.S. Supreme Court or as a cost saving move by the state legislature.

July 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The government cost of pursuing risky business

One's heart goes out to the families of the seven men missing from the fishing boat tragedy on July 3 in the Sea of Cortez.

July 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


12% tuition hike underscores need to rethink higher education system

It will now cost $5,742 a year in tuition to attend a California State University campus full-time.

July 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you want your kids to run wild, go to Chuck E. Cheese

If I'm ever in Monroeville in Pennsylvania, I intend to stop at McDain's Restaurant.

July 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Overkill from the environmental perfection folks

Environmental perfection will be the death of the Middle Class.

July 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


What would Manteca be like today had Brown killed RDAs off 15 years ago?

They were not just the tallest structures in Manteca as they soared 15 stories above the ground.

July 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Vernalis: The epicenter of farming & water wars

The future of agriculture can be found a few miles south of Manteca.

July 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Complain, complain, complain…

My, but we've become a grouchy lot, haven't we? Maybe it's climate change, or the economy; who knows? It could be the alignment of the stars for all I know, but we've got our cranky pants hitched on and we're wearing 'em a little too snug around our sensitive parts.

July 10, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Bureaucracy keeps on trucking: Get ready to pay $2B a year more for goods you buy

Look around you.

July 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca Unified, Great Valley & public education

Competition in public education is about to arrive in Manteca.

July 08, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is city creating private park without privacy?

A private neighborhood park.

July 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Should Manteca grow as Modesto has?

It's a question no one asks: How big should Manteca ultimately get?

July 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


By any yardstick it was a life-long learning experience

Everything I needed to know about prejudice I learned in the first grade.

July 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Joe & Marge: True blue Americans

North Main Street in Manteca is a long way from Fifth Avenue in New York City. One can only imagine the thoughts that a classy lady who once modeled and taught piano in Manhattan must have thought when she rolled into town decades ago and passed what then passed as local culture – a topless bar.

July 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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November vote is bigger than either Trump or Clinton

"See, I told you it didn't make any difference to vote. I shouldn't have bothered. Bernie Sanders lost anyway."

June 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Higher BLD entry fees just the start

Want to see the impact of government decree versus that quaint old-school concept known as initiative?

June 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Using ACE to solve Bay Area affordable housing needs

San Jose leaders are upset that they've become the affordable housing solution for job-rich Santa Clara.

June 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Flipping over board isn’t how you play chess

There's got to be a morning after

June 08, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The $460,000 offer Manteca can refuse

It's time to bury the hatchet.

June 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s future worth spending $99K?

Mike Morowit is right.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fire destroys old Crom home

Fire destroyed the small farm house located on what was left of the old Crom ranch on the southwest corner of South Airport Way and ...

June 06, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


FREE SPLASH DAY

Cooling off in the water can have deadly consequences.

June 06, 2016 | | Local Columns


Grand Jury: Coordinate effort to deal with homeless

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury believes government agencies need to better address homeless issues.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Idling police cars key to public safety

If you think that idling parked Manteca Police patrol cars unattended by an officer are wasting gas, guess again.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


On top of world after beating cancer

He's the first cancer survivor to stand atop of the world.

June 06, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Dog park finally set to go to bid

Manteca's dog park - expected to go out to bid this week - could have a bone-themed bench for humans and play equipment for dogs.

June 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Linda, Richard & the pursuit of happiness

At an early age Linda Silverman ran up against what Bernie Sanders's most adherent supporters would call sexual discrimination.

June 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Interacting with people is old school

Are we heading to a point in time when actual face-to-face - and not Skype or Face Time - between people will be as rare as a ...

June 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s ‘Forgotten War’ vets

At this weekend's Memorial Day celebration at Woodward Park, much of the attention was directed to Vietnam veterans as well as the fallen in ...

May 31, 2016 | JOSHUA SPOONER | Local Columns


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