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A proud family tradition – serving America

Thursday I got to do something with my son, Johnny, that he and I have been talking about for years. I got to go to the Sacramento Enlistment Service desk and be a part of Johnny's induction into the U.S. Army.

March 01, 2009 | Sid Reams Local columnist | Local Columns


Betting America’s wealth, future on irresponsible borrowers

Last April a Manteca woman in her 40s was able to stop the foreclosure process on her rural Airport Way home. She did it by working odds jobs and relying on the generosity of others who gave her items to have yard sale after yard sale.

February 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legalize marijuana? Ammiano might be on to something

Tom Ammiano is pushing a bill in the Assembly to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.

February 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Mother Nature’s sweet intoxicating perfume: Almond blossoms

The air Wednesday morning carried nature's perfume – the scent of blooming almonds – on a gentle breeze.

February 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I guess I’m lucky that I liked the yard

I am either completely crazy or crazy like a fox.

February 25, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Waste water & squander our economic wealth

My first ride in a helicopter was terrifying.

February 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The Subsidizing Irresponsible Buying Decisions Act of 2009

Want a real story of hope?

February 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A morally corrupt plan: $5,000 bonus for paying on time

Did you refrain from buying more house than you could afford?

February 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca leaders ready to launch first volley in protectionism war

Manteca is getting ready to wade into the cesspool known as protectionism.

February 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stockton? America’s most miserable city?

I'm almost proud to say that I live in America's most miserable city.

February 19, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Manteca’s coming 1-2 retail punch Bass Pro + outlets

The days of chain stores spreading like wildfire across the American landscape are coming to an end.

February 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Youth sports fun: Getting to hang with other parents

I've been blessed these past two years.

February 18, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Enjoy today as pennies fall from heaven

A long time ago

February 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Forget bickering over original sin & worry about moving forward

I don't like the idea of a penny increase in sales tax. I am not wild about an additional 12-cent a gallon tax on gasoline. Nor does the thought of increasing the annual vehicle license fees over 70% thrill me.

February 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A valentine salute to a special lady in my life

Valentine's Day and "Love" are totally synonymous.

February 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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SPECIAL BONDS

There is a special bond that exists between father and youngest son in the Goatcher household, and it almost always reaches a crescendo about this time of the year.

February 19, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Internet is for the ‘Flappy Birds’

It was driving Sawyer slightly crazy.

February 19, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Gun rights: Trusting your government & not theirs

There is a connection between being allowed to carry a concealed weapon and national security, but it isn't what you think.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Coming home to a place I had never been before

I had bonked the previous day on Sonora Pass on a 90-degree day. It was the sixth day of a fully loaded touring bicycling trip with two teen boys. I was carrying 80 pounds of gear and supplies on my touring bicycle. They were on racing bicycles with just handlebar bags. The object was to crisscross seven major Sierra passes in seven days. The previous day we had crested Tioga Pass and were headed to Topaz Lake via Sonora Pass before tackling Monitor Pass and heading home to Lincoln.

February 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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