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BLD can make a big save for Manteca parks

Big League Dreams holds part of the answer to Manteca's current budget woes.

July 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Time for state to debate pot legalization

Call it reefer madness.

July 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Aunt RuthAnn touched many lives

When my husband and I got married, an annual tradition began. At least, for me. Every year without fail, I received a birthday greeting card in the mail from Tracy. It was always signed, "Aunt Ruthie."

July 27, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION

Manteca sets an example for Californians to ‘go solar’

As a progressive, growing city, Manteca is leading the way in becoming a destination for energy efficient living. Despite the current economic climate and the rise in foreclosures across the region, forward-thinking home builders, businesses and residents are benefiting from the abundance of sunshine in Manteca to make clean renewable energy.

July 23, 2009 | Willie Weatherford Manteca Mayor | OPINION

We’re killing ourselves via government dependency

How did we get to the point where the government – through debt and taxes – essentially controls our day-to-day economic well being?

July 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

True lies: The $26B budget deal from hell

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the so-called Big Five should be ashamed of themselves for coming up with the biggest Ponzi scheme the world has ever known.

July 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

‘Uncle Walter’ visited UOP

He was once dubbed "the most trusted public figure in America."

July 21, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION

The real right stuff

"Dude, how is it going?"

July 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The real right stuff

It's too bad Walter Cronkite didn't live to see the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing.

July 21, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION

List of people & things to blame never ends for a true victim

I finally get it.

July 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Federal workers dodge furloughs & pain of others

General Motors is shedding workers. California is forcing state employees to take unpaid furloughs for the equivalent of 15 percent pay cuts. Small employers on Main Street are closing. Teachers are losing their jobs. Everywhere you look in the private and public sectors the pain is being spread with one high-profile exception – the federal government.

July 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Fire district bests sheriff’s office in watermelon eating

LATHROP - The reaction from Interim Fire Chief Fred Manding of the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District was swift.

July 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION

Billboards: Manteca park trees

There are city owned "trees" along the Moffat Boulevard leg of the Tidewater Bikeway.

July 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Give Manteca USD classified workers an ‘A’ for smart contract move

Manteca Unified School District's classified employees are one savvy group.

June 23, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Dad, a dump truck & hitting the cemeteries

The summer of my seventh year is the year I got to know my father and the year I lost him.

June 16, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

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