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Air quality cops: Cows both dead & alive are killing us in the SJ Valley

Burger King is killing you.

March 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Lathrop leaders eat shrimp while Manteca taxpayers subsidize their animal services

Why should stray or unwanted dogs in Manteca have a shorter lifespan because elected-officials in Lathrop like to chow down on taxpayer financed shrimp cocktail before the start of their council meetings?

March 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Coach Ben Parks & the ‘Soul Vikes’

Coach Ben Parks was a guest at last Saturday's Manteca Sports Heroes Hall of Distinction event held in the Big League Dream sports complex.

March 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Manteca council has opportunity to improve safety

Are you a daredevil?

March 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


So what are you going to do with $1.39 more a week?

The government giveth and the government taketh more away.

February 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Yes, Little Ricky has grown up

Several generations of television viewers are familiar with the previous work of Keith Thibodeaux.

February 24, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


A Rembrandt to polish Lathrop’s image & rescue its economy?

An original Rembrandt on display at City Hall in Lathrop?

February 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Forgive me, Uncle Sam, for I have sinned

Wall Street wants absolution for their financial transgressions. Detroit believes they're too big for repentance. Those who made personal financial decisions whether it was buying a home or going on a big toy spending spree while driven by at least several of the Seven Deadly Sins want monetary forgiveness.

February 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


$366K & counting: Browne case a financial nightmare

When all is said and done, the Matt Browne wrongful-termination case could haunt the collective conscience of Lathrop's city officials and taxpayers for a long time. Based on preliminary figures plus other anticipated expenses, not to mention related expenses factored into the big picture, a former department head's courageous act to stand by his unwavering belief that he was unjustly terminated and denied his constitutional rights as a city employee, could end up costing the city a pretty penny - maybe even close to a million dollars.

February 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


A way to help home builders & buyers & not spend a penny

The City of Manteca wants to be pro-business. They want to be accountable. They want to be transparent. And they also want to promote affordable housing.

February 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Brooks always manages to buck odds

Shortly before Christmas, I had the pleasure of viewing the Hall of Distinction.

February 11, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


‘Queen of Mean’ had it right: Only the little people pay taxes

Billionaire hotel heiress Leona Helmsley once bragged "only the little people pay taxes."

February 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


In defense of teachers’ pay in Manteca

Virginia Garrett was my freshman literature and senior English teacher in high school.

February 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Pictures do paint a thousand words, even snapshot ones

A picture truly paints a thousand words. Yes, even ones that are the obligatory promo shots intended for scrapbooks that only family members, relatives and maybe a few friends would enjoy viewing one too many times.

February 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


He’s definitely his father’s son

He is very much my father's son.

February 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


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The measles are back

No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.

September 29, 2014 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | OPINION


Unconditional love for all her 31 kids

What's right with the world?

September 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Deciding which startups are OK

I've never used Airbnb. I'm not proud of my failure to dive into the sharing economy. I know it's largely a function of middle age - I don't want to sleep in a stranger's spare bedroom, even if it's cheap - and of years of parlaying hotel rewards programs to my advantage. My first reaction when I heard about ride service startups Uber and Lyft was that they enjoy an unfair advantage over cabbies, who have to jump through hoops and pay huge fees to do what "sharing" kids do on the fly.

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION


A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for "Goofiest Politicos in America."

August 16, 2014 | | OPINION


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