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Texting: Modern babbling but its done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

January 27, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon Rotary makes a difference in the community

Serious community cheerleaders like the Ripon Rotary Club members need your support in making a difference.

January 26, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

A bullet train aimed at heart of SJ Valley

A century ago, the tentacles of the old Southern Pacific Railroad – the infamous octopus that strangled the San Joaquin Valley economy – were being pulled back.

January 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Photos don’t build community, trustees do

It was a reasonable concern.

January 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

He’s definitely no longer Gov. Moonbeam

Jerry Brown.

January 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Perhaps EPA will try to invade Mexico next

The Environmental Perfection Agency is finally having its wings clipped.

January 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Arturo Cardenas swivels in his seat, peaking over the partition to spy the first wave trickling in.

January 20, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns

Uncle Sam is tough with dopers but not with those who steal billions

I confess.

January 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


I pulled the Holy Grail of Colin Kaepernick rookie cards a year ago.

January 19, 2013 | By DALE BUTLER The Bulletin | Local Columns

Ripon High rolling out Winterfest

We are all familiar with Homecoming, the longstanding tradition at every high school that allows for a week of dress up and a taste of being among the local royalty.

January 19, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns

675,000 reasons why flu vaccines are nothing you should sneeze at

So how good do we have it today?

January 18, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Despair & confusion hound Sleepy Hollow residents

Startled, the dog tore down the driveway and around the corner, ignoring his owner's commands.

January 18, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns

Manteca’s fatal school shooting & the gun debate

A gunman enters an elementary school.

January 17, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Those on Moffat have fallen off the fiscal cliff

Down along Moffat Boulevard there are those who don't live the way most Californians do. They don't live in McMansions. They don't live in modest, traditional single-family homes. They don't live in apartments.

January 16, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Taking things for free that aren’t is still stealing even if it is the Internet

Information on the Internet should be free.

January 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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Homeless: ‘They’re human and I’m human’

Call it the power of compromise. Call it being human. Call it community policing. Call it whatever you want. The deployment of just one community ...

August 27, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns

The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," as "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

New housing, the American Dream & young Mantecans

As we were driving down Main Street Monday talking about things in general including people who commute to the Bay Area for bigger paychecks, Ashley ...

August 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

BIA threatens to sue the goose that lays the golden eggs

The Building Industry Association of the Delta protests a bit too much.

August 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Prop 47 works for drug users & criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The days of storm runoff from Manteca running into the San Joaquin River then either out into the Pacific Ocean or into the California Aqueduct ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon may upgrade council AV system

The Ripon Council Chambers could soon have an audio-visual system similar to the one currently used by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

August 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns

Collision Center plans new complex

The hub of traffic collision repair in Manteca will soon be along East Yosemite Avenue east of Vasconcellos Avenue and across the street from Manteca ...

August 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

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