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The beauty of the season we mistakenly dismiss as dreary

There is something delightfully sinful about jogging in the rain.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Holiday handmade cards are priceless

I'll probably be the last one sending Christmas cards via snail mail.

January 04, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Good news abounds even in bad economic times

When times are tough, like they are right now with the economy in a condition worse than a beggar's tattered clothes, all you hear are gloom-and-doom stories about businesses in financial ruin, families losing their homes to foreclosures and people losing their jobs.

December 29, 2008 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


A Pepsi toast to Patsy Murphy Phillips

Standing at a graveside memorial service on a cold and damp morning last week brought a half century of memories into perspective with the passing of Patsy Murphy Phillips.

December 28, 2008 | Glenn Kahl | OPINION


Did you go to the five and dime store?

Taking the bus downtown was always a special occasion.

December 28, 2008 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Dan Bunz: Solid role model for young athletes

The name Dan Bunz may not ring a bell with many folks in Manteca unless you're a die-in-the-wool San Francisco 49er fan.

December 28, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The kindness of a stranger or a true guardian angel?

At the age of 13 my parents allowed me to go visit relatives in Florida on Christmas break.

December 27, 2008 | By Fredaricka Ayikwei Bulletin columnist | OPINION


They talk the talk but can they walk the walk?

Talk isn't cheap.

December 27, 2008 | By DENNIS WYATT Managing editor | OPINION


Reading helps spell success

Jonelle Mungcal credits her love for reading as part of her recent Spelling Bee success.

December 21, 2008 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


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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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