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Is the next tax bite on processed pet food?

The Mexican government has slapped a 16 percent luxury tax on all processed dog food.

January 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Governors can purify seawater

"Governors can't make rain."

January 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ONE COMMON GOAL

Working as a barista, I have made it my goal to leave a positive impression if possible on every coffee-loving customer that comes my way in hopes of being a blessing to them. But recently the tables were turned and I found myself on the receiving end of blessing from one of my customers.

January 11, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


If crab feeds are at the top of your social calendar

You might be a Mantecan if . . .

January 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Day 9 & AHA has already cured cancer

Are you jumping for joy yet?

January 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poetry softens transition in becoming a teen miss

The unexpected joys are sometimes the best at Christmas time as when I witnessed a unique sparkle that opened my eyes during a family dinner in San Diego – my niece expressing herself through her poetry.

January 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


We need to get over the fact boys are boys

I was born male.

January 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Class-action suits target money for tort lawyers

I am not upset at Target.

January 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Nagging? Yes, there is an app for that as well

Nagging is in. Big time.

January 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will man get burned in bid to protect wood boring beetles?

Wood boring beetle larvae could trump human beings.

January 03, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


My post office box number? Next question

"Your post office box?"

January 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Fight copper theft, relax work rules

Look around Manteca, or any town for that matter. You will see street lights not working because someone has pulled the copper wire.

December 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bambi factor, hunting & environmental perfection

There are feral pigs in San Jose.

December 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Zoot suits, saggy pants & why are the large sizes on the bottom shelf?

This is a column about pants.

December 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The reasons why Pepsi Generation 2.0 may not be as healthy & wealthy

I am PepsiCo's worst nightmare.

December 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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