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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

Legal beagles will rejoice if they can sue for emotional loss for pet owners

How much is that doggie in the window?

January 14, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Riley Simmons - the Colony Oak Elementary School fourth grader waging a battle with brain cancer - was all smiles.

January 14, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

Brown’s legacy could be saving California from splurge spending

Jerry Brown's legacy awaits. And so does the future of California.

January 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Scouting still lingers in the Victorian Age

There is little argument that gay teens have been in Scouting since the movement started a century ago.

January 10, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Spending $19,999 on a TV set takes lunacy to new level

The consumer electronics gadget show in Las Vegas is wasted on me.

January 09, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

River Islands survives best intentions of government

The revolution - or more accurately, the rebirth of sound urban planning - will start bearing fruit this year.

January 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

You’re not dead until government says you’re dead

I used to laugh when I heard someone say, "You're not dead until the government says you're dead."

January 08, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns

Ammiano wants to give homeless keys to Manteca

California could soon become one big toilet.

January 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

How does bloody landing feel after avoiding fiscal cliff?

So how does avoiding the fiscal cliff feel?

January 06, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Wall Street needs GA chapter as in Greed Anonymous

Playing the stock market and gambling - what's the difference?

January 04, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Ripon High students applaud new classroom cell phone use policy

Every student at Ripon High was familiar with the school's cell phone policy – phones stay hidden during class or else good-bye cell phone – until this year.

January 03, 2013 | By OLIVIA SHIPHERD Ripon High correspondent | Local Columns

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Articles by Section - Local Columns

Maldonaldo ends 7 years at SHARP helm

Marty Maldonado is replacing her captain's bars for those of a lieutenant as she steps down from the command of the Manteca Police Seniors ...

August 29, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns

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

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