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‘Doc’ more than worthy of Hall of Fame honor

Mike Davis was riding shotgun with me the one and only time I have ever been pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving.

May 14, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Life’s rough on single moms but it is really about one’s choices

It is a sight I will never forget.

May 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Winds of change coming June 5 in Congressional race

Voters in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stanislaus County could shake the machine apparatus of both the Democrat and Republican parties to the core in 25 days.

May 10, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fresh air gives way to same old, same old at Lathrop city hall

When Joseph "Chaka" Santos raised his right hand, took the oath of office and sat behind the dais as the Mayor of Lathrop, he did so as anything but your run-of-the-mill politician.

May 09, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


The Occupy folks prove once again it’s all about them

Occupy Everything & Anything.

May 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Student loan rates aren’t what ails higher education

It's time that common sense guided higher education spending in California.

May 08, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bing was sweet on Manteca, John Steinbeck wasn’t

Bing Crosby liked Manteca.

May 07, 2012 | | Local Columns


You need lots of patience to catch the moon

I was one of those who got caught up in the perigee-moon hype.

May 06, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


End county’s role as dumping ground for SF Bay Area

Michael and Jeannie LaForge are not NIMBYs as in not in my backyard.

May 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Keep water tower, get rid of Mayor Weatherford

I thought the Manteca water tower belonged to the people of Manteca and not Mayor Willie Weatherford. It stood there for 50 years and now all of a sudden it is in the way.

May 06, 2012 | | Local Columns


Frank Guinta: The definition of a real man

The true measure of a man is not on how much wealth he amasses.

May 04, 2012 | | Local Columns


Political expediency could cost Manteca taxpayers $207,000

Scorched earth politics.

May 04, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pavao’s amazing run on ‘The Voice’ comes to an end

Lindsey Pavao's amazing run on NBC's "The Voice" came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night.

May 02, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Transit station: prelude to rebirth coming down the tracks to downtown?

What came first: The transit station or the train?

May 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca’s very own still in hunt to be ‘The Voice’?

Lindsey Pavao came full circle Monday night.

May 01, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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We want the world and we want it now

Patience is still a virtue but the concept is on life support these days.

October 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When it comes to fairness, rate increase plan is real garbage

Let's call the proposed Manteca garbage rate hike as presented what it really is - a sham.

October 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legalize pot? Democrats & GOP will party on regardless

Now that postal carriers have risked getting a hernia delivering the 220-page California General Election Official Voter Information Guide, perhaps you might want to contemplate ...

October 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $1.44 a month homeless tax on solid waste

Manteca's elected leaders are voting Dec. 6 to take the amount of money Manteca residents pay for garbage service up by as much as ...

October 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hillary & the battered Black Voter Syndrome

What will it take for Democrats to lose the 95 percent black vote?

October 20, 2016 | | Local Columns


Targeting Denham: Guilty by association

Guilt by association.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca accidents accelerating

It's not just your imagination.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DEUEL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Deuel Vocational Institute - 10 miles southwest of Manteca - is a lot less crowded these days.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers pay $17,808 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing will cost developers $17,808 an acre.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca changing noise rules to allow city well drilling

Manteca needs to drill two new water wells.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon, growth & the candidates

Ripon is a town with a population of slightly over 15,000.

October 17, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Living beyond our needs: When will we ever learn?

The houses that dropped the most in value - and took the longest to bounce back - during the Great Recession triggered by liar loans were the ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposition 62: Rabid dogs & rabid people

When I read Proposition 62 on the Nov. 8 ballot, I don't see it as a "yes" or "no" issue or even as a ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ignore scary messages: We’ve never had it so good

The scariest time of the year is almost upon us.

October 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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