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Will fools allow another gold rush in Bodie?

"Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie!" - A quote widely attributed to have been written in the diary of a young girl whose family headed to the Eastern California gold boom town in the 1880s

August 19, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Uncle Sam’s plan: San Joaquin Valley economy must be destroyed to save us

Losing weight is healthy.

August 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ominous sign: San Joaquin Jail population drops

There's room at the inn.

August 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Free speech in the name of chaos is not an absolute right

Free speech has never been absolute.

August 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Does the justice system work for the people? Video holds the answer

You have probably never met Ernest Duenez Jr.

August 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pages from FDR’s playbook aren’t working today due to bureaucrats

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." - Excerpt from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inauguration speech in 1933

August 14, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Environmentally approved politically correct fairy tale

Back in the late 1880s, a man named Joshua Cowell set out from Nevada to seek his fortune in the Great Central Valley.

August 13, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Judging economy by uppercase & lowercase apples

"Never underestimate Joe Six Pack's need to buy the latest and greatest tech products." - Brian Marshall, an analyst at Gleacher & Co.

August 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


High speed rail: Fast track to economic ruin

Why are we so patient with the California High Speed Rail Authority?

August 11, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Shooting down Great Wolf over exclusivity throws 500 Mantecans to the proverbial wolf

Unemployment in Manteca is at 14 percent.

August 10, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep men like Navy SEAL James Parra in your thoughts & your prayers

The death of 22 Navy SEALs in Afghanistan immediately got me to thinking about James Parra.

August 09, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Supervisors worry about ‘my people’ and not SJ County

The Golden Rule - do unto others as you'd have done unto you - is not something that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors bothers to live by.

August 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water everywhere but not a drop of common sense in Washington, DC

Are you ready for today's lesson in Government Spending 101?

August 07, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is PG&E going retro & getting back to its roots?

Something once unthinkable happened last month.

August 06, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


An argument for legalizing drugs

Allow me to state that I am anti-drug use but I believe we are going about it the wrong way. I believe a pragmatic approach is what is needed.

August 06, 2011 | By MARK LAURORA Manteca resident | 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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