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Being content & being happy: A big difference

Life is an interesting journey.

October 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Sorry baseball fans, but football still remains America’s passion

Fans of the National Football League can be quite passionate about their teams.

October 12, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION

Dudes, you look like what you’re exposing

Ever notice that it is getting rarer and rarer these days to find a male of the species under the age of 25 without an ear ring?

October 12, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Going for broke means never fixing what’s broken

All or nothing at all is an approach that those on the left and those on the right should use sparingly.

October 06, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Life’s rough on single moms but it is really about one’s choices

It is a sight I will never forget.

October 05, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Manteca’s day of reckoning is drawing near

Manteca has millions of dollars laying around in restricted accounts that can't be used to bridge the city's remaining $2.5 million general deficit.

September 29, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Less cops, slower response time

Fewer cops on the street means slower response – been there, seen that – today and in the '60s.

September 29, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | OPINION

The self-induced misery of many newspapers

The loss of a newspaper is not a good thing – even a competitor.

September 28, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The best epitaph: ‘Fred was a good and kind man’

We weren't the Brady Bunch nor were we the Waltons.

September 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Prevention: It works for public health & it can work for health care

Much ado – and appropriately so – is made about Manteca's peace officers and firefighters.

September 21, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Taking a bit more than a little off the top and off the sides

Communication – or lack thereof – is a many splendid thing.

September 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Berkeley outlaws candy tossing during parades

If you doubt there is a difference between Manteca and Berkeley, here it is – one can no longer hold a parade in Berkeley if you toss candy to kids.

September 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

The sweet smells of the Central Valley

I confess.

September 14, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Daunting prospect: 15 police layoffs plus more criminals

Measure M – no pun intended – is saving Manteca's bacon.

September 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Labor built our military might & our economy

The temperatures are still popping up into the 90s yet there are signs that summer is drawing to a close.

September 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

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Articles by Section - OPINION

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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