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Air quality cops: Cows both dead & alive are killing us in the SJ Valley

Burger King is killing you.

March 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Lathrop leaders eat shrimp while Manteca taxpayers subsidize their animal services

Why should stray or unwanted dogs in Manteca have a shorter lifespan because elected-officials in Lathrop like to chow down on taxpayer financed shrimp cocktail before the start of their council meetings?

March 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Coach Ben Parks & the ‘Soul Vikes’

Coach Ben Parks was a guest at last Saturday's Manteca Sports Heroes Hall of Distinction event held in the Big League Dream sports complex.

March 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


Manteca council has opportunity to improve safety

Are you a daredevil?

March 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


So what are you going to do with $1.39 more a week?

The government giveth and the government taketh more away.

February 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Yes, Little Ricky has grown up

Several generations of television viewers are familiar with the previous work of Keith Thibodeaux.

February 24, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


A Rembrandt to polish Lathrop’s image & rescue its economy?

An original Rembrandt on display at City Hall in Lathrop?

February 23, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


Forgive me, Uncle Sam, for I have sinned

Wall Street wants absolution for their financial transgressions. Detroit believes they're too big for repentance. Those who made personal financial decisions whether it was buying a home or going on a big toy spending spree while driven by at least several of the Seven Deadly Sins want monetary forgiveness.

February 17, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


$366K & counting: Browne case a financial nightmare

When all is said and done, the Matt Browne wrongful-termination case could haunt the collective conscience of Lathrop's city officials and taxpayers for a long time. Based on preliminary figures plus other anticipated expenses, not to mention related expenses factored into the big picture, a former department head's courageous act to stand by his unwavering belief that he was unjustly terminated and denied his constitutional rights as a city employee, could end up costing the city a pretty penny - maybe even close to a million dollars.

February 16, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


A way to help home builders & buyers & not spend a penny

The City of Manteca wants to be pro-business. They want to be accountable. They want to be transparent. And they also want to promote affordable housing.

February 11, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Brooks always manages to buck odds

Shortly before Christmas, I had the pleasure of viewing the Hall of Distinction.

February 11, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


‘Queen of Mean’ had it right: Only the little people pay taxes

Billionaire hotel heiress Leona Helmsley once bragged "only the little people pay taxes."

February 10, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


In defense of teachers’ pay in Manteca

Virginia Garrett was my freshman literature and senior English teacher in high school.

February 09, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | OPINION


Pictures do paint a thousand words, even snapshot ones

A picture truly paints a thousand words. Yes, even ones that are the obligatory promo shots intended for scrapbooks that only family members, relatives and maybe a few friends would enjoy viewing one too many times.

February 09, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | OPINION


He’s definitely his father’s son

He is very much my father's son.

February 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | OPINION


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