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At my age, ACE ride is wild enough

I tried to remember my last visit to Great America.

June 09, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Double-edged sword in MOU for fire service?

To the extent practicable and within economic resources, the City shall endeavor to attain and maintain a minimum Engine and Ladder Company complement of three full-time employees. The Fire Department shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that other duties assigned to unit members, including but not limited to Fire Department sponsored training, special projects, or incidental duties shall be scheduled so as not to conflict with the intent of this section.

June 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


To the secular saints who mentor kids

Evelyn Seay was a saint.

June 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Death of a young hero: the full story revealed

The date: January 30, 1942 during World War 2, nearly two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.

May 26, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Real heroes are more like Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers was the good guy who wore the white hat.

May 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The importance of career days

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of serving as one of the Career Day guest speakers at French Camp School.

May 19, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Today’s election is a lose-lose proposition

I'm supposed to be angry as I go to the polls today.

May 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Take a swing at helping Jowell Griggs

For several years, Jowell Griggs helped organize a local NCAA March Madness tournament pool among friends.

May 12, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Opportunity may exist for new library at 555 Industrial

There is a solution to Manteca's Library needs and it might be staring city leaders in the face.

May 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


The 10-second rule, swine flu & disregard for others’ health

Some people abide by the 10-second rule. Personally, mine is more like 30 seconds.

May 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Friendships mean more than actual games

For the first time in quite a while, I'm not running around to take my son, Josh, to baseball.

May 05, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


The wide track feeling is about to become history

Pontiac was the General Motors car line growing up.

May 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Manteca can save green & be green by going purple

It's an opportunity of a lifetime. Manteca has the backbone of a solution in place that could help keep down future municipal costs to maintain parks and civic landscaping as well as large expanses of school grass plus reduce consumption of precious drinking water.

April 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Uncle Sam should take over Altamont tracks

It is ironic that the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is going back to Washington, D.C., to lobby the federal government to secure $20 million toward $150 million in order to buy the Union Pacific tracks and right-of-way over the Altamont Pass.

April 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


It’s not AIG but partying on taxpayers’ dime just doesn’t seem right

It wasn't a posh party by any means and certainly not by AIG standards. It was a catered dinner at the MRPS Hall costing around $9,000.

March 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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