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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


Housing’s Poseidon Adventure: There’s got to be a morning after

I'm having my own little Poseidon Adventure.

August 05, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fourth generation of Van Groningens learning ropes of farming & marketing

RIPON - Lisa Van Groningen just gets to hang out these days at the Ripon Farmers Market.

August 05, 2011 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Future generations reaping what McKee helped sow in Lathrop

Steve McKee is long retired from the rough and tumble politics of Lathrop.

August 04, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Time for high speed rail to play its ACE

Is high speed rail in its present form worth mortgaging California's future?

August 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to stop destructive turf warfare between the blues & the reds

Turf warfare waged by those sporting blue and red are tearing this country apart.

August 02, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you look down the first base line at the Yankee Stadium replica field at Big League Dreams after

If you look down the first base line at the Yankee Stadium replica field at Big League Dreams after night falls you might be able to catch a glimpse of Manteca's eternal flame.

August 01, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California could make Mexican drug cartels bolder

The war, as they say, is going badly.

July 31, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Elmer Harper: A CHP officer who had passion

Elmer Harper was a man among men who lived his life to make a difference. His passion in life was being an effective lifesaving emergency responder.

July 31, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


3Rs help with handling your conflicts

It's difficult to stay calm when a co-worker is peering over your shoulder trying to make sure you complete your assignment accurately, or when a well-meaning family members is watching over your plate to make sure you don't stray from your diet.

July 31, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Costly foreclosure crisis lessons for San Joaquin Valley

There is a reason why five of the top 10 metro areas for foreclosures in the United States are in the Central Valley with four of those in the San Joaquin Valley portion.

July 30, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hernias, butter knives & doing crazy things

A 63-year-old Glendale man takes a butter knife and stabs himself in the stomach in a futile bid to remove a protruding hernia.

July 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Pigeon named ‘Buddy’ rules the roost cooing with the cats

As I was checking on the little dog at Manteca's animal shelter Wednesday that was dropped out of a pickup truck window the day before, I discovered a volunteer winged mascot that had joined the devoted family of workers.

July 28, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Mantecans’ frustrations are garbage

I have a neighbor a few blocks over that has a few choice words about the Manteca City Council that I cannot repeat.

October 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Twilight Zone: State Water Control Board & ‘saving’ fish

The lunacy of California water regulations and how the Sacramento burecarcy functions in a Twilight Zone that would turn Rod Sterling's hair white with ...

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Polling place paranoia

Serious question: Is California part of the same country as Maine, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin?

October 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The pleasure of jogging in the rain

It was 35 minutes of pure bliss.

October 26, 2016 | | Local Columns


The language of success in Manteca USD

They are among the best and brightest in Manteca Unified schools.

October 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ACCOUNTABILITY

Walk onto any Manteca Unified campus today and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a cell phone.

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Home buyers pay into $55M fund to lure 16,800 jobs

Every time a home closes escrow at River Islands at Lathrop, $5,000 is paid into an account designed to lure employers to the planned ...

October 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Lathrop hopefuls talk about truck stop

Lathrop voters on Nov. 8 will elect three City Council members.

October 24, 2016 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


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


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