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Lockyer to SJ Valley: Drop dead

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg apparently are now advocating the equivalent of political civil war in California.

April 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The fantasy that high-tech jobs are Manteca’s future

Manteca, at one-time, made the goal of creating a Hacienda Business Park type development envisioned as Tara Business Park a top priority along McKinley Avenue south of the 120 Bypass.

April 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for stealth tax on your soda

They don't get it, do they?

April 24, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The lack of health club etiquette

I try to make it to the gym every morning, and if I had exercise equipment, sauna, steam room and a swimming pool at my house, I wouldn't need to. But since I don't, I have to go someplace where other people are there to do the same thing I am.

April 24, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Local Columns


ICE is right to go after employers on illegal workers

There is a line in the illegal immigration debate that goes something like this: Illegal workers pay tons of taxes that help subsidize the rest of us because they can't benefit from them such as Social Security tax.

April 23, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dognapping: Shades of Cruella DeVille

There was a noon-time drama that developed from a dog knapping Friday at lunchtime in a downtown Manteca parking lot that attracted a half dozen volunteers who turned out looking for the culprit and the missing six-month-old Morkie – a Maltese and Yorkie mix.

April 23, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Treasure Island: San Francisco’s answer to Atlantis

San Francisco - some pessimists contend - is a city waiting to die.

April 22, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time for the bell to toll for class-action lawyers

I've got nothing against Taco Bell. It is what it is.

April 21, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Was Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame an air traffic controller?

Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?

April 20, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A council debate Friends of the Manteca Library should check out

The Friends of the Manteca Library take note. The Manteca City Council on Tuesday is considering going on record opposing Assembly Bill 438.

April 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Don’t cry for state lawmakers losing free cars

Jerry Springer isn't the only unbelievable TV on the tube these days.

April 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘Um, what were we talking about?’

Pop quiz! What did they call "multitasking" in the eighties?

April 17, 2011 | By SCOTT ‘Q’ MARCUS Professional speaker | Local Columns


Kobe’s $100K initiation into the real world

It is inexcusable what Kobe Bryant mouthed an NBA official. In case you haven't watched any form of mass or social media in the last few days now that Charlie Sheen's rantings have become yesterday's news it was the gay slur that starts with an "f."

April 16, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


One way to help alleviate suspicion over RDA expansion

Is anyone at City Hall surprised that property owners in the proposed expansion of the redevelopment agency are a bit suspicious?

April 15, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon wedding sets tone for fun weekend at Ruby Hill Winery In Livermore

It was the wedding of weddings Saturday at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery in Livermore bringing together two Ripon area families who did their utmost to make the event unforgettable from the announcements to the DVD video replay to the day's end at the reception.

April 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Climate change, the drought & Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ARE YOU GAME?

Many needy families and children did not get a visit from Santa last year because of wasted food. Apparently, a lot of the food served during the annual Costa's Wild Game feed ended up in trash cans because some of people decided they did not like the "game-y" taste.

December 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


Time to bite the bullet (train) & pull plug

If you own a Ford Focus, Chevy Cruze or a Honda Civic it costs you 16.3 cents a mile to operate your vehicle once gas, maintenance, tires, insurance and depreciation are taken into account.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Central Valley tule fog is why Santa needs Rudolph

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on Dec. 14, 2010.

December 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Repeat childhoods of yesteryear today & they’d be child abuse charges

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on May 12, 2011.

December 04, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CPUC acts more like lapdog than watchdog of PG&E

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared on July 26, 2011

December 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Sagging economy may be starting back up but what about pants?

Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column first appeared Feb. 8, 2002.

December 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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