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Forget 2010! Focus on Tuesday’s elections

If you listen to the politicians and pundits in Washington, D.C., every move being made by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans is all about the 2010 midterm elections.

October 31, 2009 | Roland Martin Author | OPINION

No fireworks with Harmer, Garamendi

No journalist who has followed Lt. Gov. John Garamendi over the years could be surprised at his answer to the final question at Monday night's debate at St. Mary's College among candidates competing to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, in Tuesday's special election. When an opportunity for fulsome flattery presents itself, Garamendi does not miss a beat.

October 31, 2009 | Debra Saunders National columnist | OPINION

Newsom’s new edict: Illegals get pass on lack of driver’s license

San Francisco seems to have a thing against law-abiding citizens.

October 27, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Urban limits needed to protect Manteca & agriculture

Imagine, Manteca having a population of 110,000 in 25 years.

October 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Bill Clinton was right. ‘It is the economy, stupid’

Here are a few facts to consider:

October 20, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

Forget the magic pill: its veggies, fruit & exercise

The lady turned around, glanced at the items I had placed on the conveyor belt late Saturday afternoon at a cash register at the North Main Street Save Mart, and asked "are you a vegetarian?"

October 19, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION

City distorts golf course finances

Please print all the facts when you write a story about the golf course. I understand that your story in Saturday's paper was based on information you received from city hall but when you don't have all the information the result is a story about the golf course which incorrectly portrays it to be a vast financial drain on our city general fund. And like much information which has been printed in the newspaper over the past 33 years in which I have been the golf professional, it presents a false impression of the golf facility.

October 19, 2009 | By ALAN THOMAS Manteca Columnist | OPINION

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

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