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Those crazy, hazy fog-shrouded days in Manteca

Herb Caen liked to write about how the fog snuck into San Francisco on little cat's feet.

January 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sacramento could learn a thing or two from Manteca

Folks up in Sacramento should take a tip or two from the Manteca Unified School District.

January 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Any traffic stop or arrest can be life or death for a police officer

I admit upfront that I have a deep bias when it comes to police.

January 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They just can’t resist putting others down

It was a defining moment.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to focus on Center Street & forget Yosemite

Here's a prediction for 2009.

January 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Baseball still endures as national pastime

As a long-time sports fan, New Year Day 2009 wasn't necessarily about football.

January 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Camping: Grandchildren, people are her hobbies

"Can you imagine going to work every day and doing something you love and getting paid for it?"

January 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Great blessings from humble beginnings

Christmas is all about little things becoming great. A diminutive elf of unknown origins comes in the stillness of night, bringing joy to children throughout the world. A rejected reindeer becomes his brothers' guide. Kids steal the spotlight, while dutiful parents burn the midnight oil to get the stockings hung and presents all in place. And, for the fortunate, snow falls. Christmas grows white as tiny crystalline snowflakes cling together, descending silently like feathers from heaven's angels, blowing in by the billions from the far corners of winter and blanketing the barren earth.

January 02, 2009 | Fr. Dean McFalls St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


The new math, Sacramento style: Why we are in financial trouble

Increased education requirements + no money = how California does business.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rude leaf blowers need to change their act

Who are the most clueless people in the world?

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you view these as the worst of times, think again

This has been a good year for most of us.

January 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about just a little common sense & courtesy?

CHP h8n on the txt msgs. It used 2 b ez to snd em - now u have 2 look n ur mirro all day. Im good @ driving & txting - but now u'll get a tix and have 2 pay. Don't b that guy - lol. Oh no, gtg. Im getting pulled ovr.

December 31, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California spoils us with non-smoking restaurants

It was about two years ago to the day when we spent the holidays visiting family on the East Coast.

December 31, 2008 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Time to cut school board stipends & benefits

The sum of $8.75 million doesn't really seem like all that much money if you think about it.

December 31, 2008 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City of Lathrop knows how to party

Lathrop is a city that loves a party. The social gathering kind, not the political-faction type.

December 31, 2008 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


There’s something to be said for riding in a taxi

It was 12:45 a.m. on New Year's Eve (day, technically) and I was standing outside of a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco with no cell phone, no wallet, no ID and five crinkled $1 bills in my pocket.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Brian McClain is an assistant professor for physical and natural sciences at the College of Western Idaho,

June 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the new rage: The $300 ‘perfect’ T-shirt

My idea of a quality T-shirt is a California muscle shirt made by Urban Pipeline.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Christian dance show & rodeo this weekend

SONdance presents this year's production entitled "Abundance" at the Ripon Christian High Performing Arts Center located at 435 N. Maple Ave., in Ripon, on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $12 at the door.

June 05, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca needs to get farmers on board now for recycled water

How do the folks on the space station orbiting earth right now get fresh drinking water?

June 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca makes rights of some superior to rights of others

I admire the Manteca Firefighters Association and their dedication to raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

June 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The world needs more respect not more fences

Forget that fences make good neighbors.

June 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Santa Barbara tragedy & gun laws

I was shocked, saddened, and angered the other day when I read that some crazy guy in Santa Barbara had killed six innocent people before taking his own life.

June 03, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Local Columns


Weaning Manteca general fund off its addiction to bonus bucks

What does $12.3 million buy?

June 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case to make library investment a high priority

Are libraries relevant?

May 31, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Veterans suffer in blame game

Around 10 years ago – I believe that time is accurate, because as I grow older, time speeds up immensely – I took my mother to the Veteran's Administration outpatient clinic in Redding for an appointment. I remember looking at the clientele in the waiting room thinking how when the waves of post-war casualties from our then- (and now-) current conflict starting hitting the VA system how much it would be overrun and over-burdened.

May 31, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


Big Mother: Hitting the bottle (of soda) can kill you

Drinking water can kill you.

May 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Life: It’s how you play it that makes all the difference

It's time once again for Pomp and Circumstance.

May 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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